Courses

HLTH 271
Health Care CoOp
This co-operative work experience will provide students with an opportunity to receive credit for directly related health care experiences in the specialty field of choice. The student experience outcomes include observation and hands-on practice in addition to the development of employability, communication, and team-building skills. Students must complete 40 hours per credit on the job. The Co-op criteria and specific requirements are outlined in the Bay College Co-operative Education and Internship Handbook. Prerequisites: HLTH-100, HLTH-103, HLTH-104, HLTH-110; 25 credits completed in Health Careers Certificate Program; a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; proof of being certified from the American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider Course; completion of health physical and immunizations; successfully passed a Live Scan fingerprint criminal background check and 7 panel drug screen; and permission of advisor.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

HLTH 272
Health Care CoOp
This co-operative work experience will provide students with an opportunity to receive credit for directly related health care experiences in the specialty field of choice. The student experience outcomes include observation and hands-on practice in addition to the development of employability, communication, and team-building skills. Students must complete 40 hours per credit on the job. The Co-op criteria and specific requirements are outlined in the Bay College Co-operative Education and Internship Handbook. Prerequisites: HLTH-100, HLTH-103, HLTH-104, HLTH-110; 25 credits completed in Health Careers Certificate Program; a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; proof of being certified from the American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider Course; completion of health physical and immunizations; successfully passed a Live Scan fingerprint criminal background check and 7 panel drug screen; and permission of advisor.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

HLTH 273
Health Care CoOp
This co-operative work experience will provide students with an opportunity to receive credit for directly related health care experiences in the specialty field of choice. The student experience outcomes include observation and hands-on practice in addition to the development of employability, communication, and team-building skills. Students must complete 40 hours per credit on the job. The Co-op criteria and specific requirements are outlined in the Bay College Co-operative Education and Internship Handbook. Prerequisites: HLTH-100, HLTH-103, HLTH-104, HLTH-110; 25 credits completed in Health Careers Certificate Program; a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; proof of being certified from the American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider Course; completion of health physical and immunizations; successfully passed a Live Scan fingerprint criminal background check and 7 panel drug screen; and permission of advisor.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HLTH 100
Careers in Health Care
This course will examine career opportunities available in the health professions. Students will be able to explore areas of interest and trends in health care careers, while selecting an academic path that will lead the student to a health profession program of study.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

HLTH 103
Safety in Health Occupations
This course provides an introduction to workplace health and safety including potential chemical and physical hazards, OSHA standards for employees and employers, Joint Commission safety and environmental standards, emergency preparedness, and hazard communication plans.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

HLTH 104
Clinical Skills for Hlth Providers
This course provides an introduction to basic skills that entry level health care providers should possess, such as proficiency in infection control, Universal Precautions, safety precautions, vital signs, and communications with clients and professionals in health care.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

HLTH 110
Intro to Medical Vocabulary
This course provides an introduction to terminology related to areas of medical sciences, health care services, and paramedical studies.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

HLTH 118
Medical Terminology I
This course is designed to furnish the basic tools necessary for building a medical vocabulary. The student will become acquainted with medical terms as they pertain to human anatomy, physiology, and disease.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HLTH 119
Medical Terminology II
Medical Terminology II is designed to continue the expansion of the knowledge gained in Medical Terminology I. The student will be able to define the structure of medical terms as they relate to prefixes, suffixes, and basic word structure. This class will incorporate medical terms related to oncology, radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, pharmacology, laboratory, history and physicals, and surgery. All of these subjects will be studied in more detail as they relate to analyzing the structure of medical terms and how they relate to all systems. Prerequisite: HLTH-118.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

HLTH 120
Intro to Electronic Health Records
This course focuses on introducing basic concepts of understanding electronic health record systems, associated terminology, and application of the practical use of such systems in a variety of simulated health settings.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

HLTH 135
Obtaining a Blood Specimen
This course provides the student with an introduction to the knowledge and behaviors required to collect, process, and transport specimens for laboratory analysis. Co-requisites: HLTH-103 and HLTH-104.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

HLTH 140
Dosage Calculation
This course is intended to teach the mathematical skills and principles that are required to ensure the safe administration of medications in today's health care settings. Topics will include: fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, dimensional analysis, measurement of oral and parenteral drugs, calculations of pediatric dosages, preparation of solutions, household and metric systems of measurement and conversion between the two systems. Emphasis will be on developing good problem solving skills and the application of those skills to the safe administration of medications in the health care setting. Prerequisites: MATH-085 with "C" grade or better, or an appropriate score on the mathematics placement test; declared major of Health Careers or Practical Nursing.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

HLTH 146
First Aid-BLS for Healthcare Provid
This course will train nursing students and healthcare providers how to recognize and respond to life-threatening emergencies, as well as give first aid to adults, children and infants. Students will demonstrate skills needed to identify, respond appropriately and perform necessary interventions, including the use of advanced mask and resuscitation bag techniques.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

HLTH 147
First Aid Non-Healthcare Providers
This course will train non-healthcare students to recognize and respond to lifethreatening emergencies, such as cardiac arrest and choking. It will also instruct students how to administer first aid to adults, children and infants. Students will demonstrate skills needed to identify, respond appropriately and perform necessary interventions.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

HLTH 205
Nutrition
This course incorporates nutritional principles which are critical to the human life cycle. Scientific information is introduced to enable student understanding of nutritional issues associated with the promotion and maintenance of optimal health and the nutritional management of various disease states.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HLTH 274
Health Care CoOp
This co-operative work experience will provide students with an opportunity to receive credit for directly related health care experiences in the specialty field of choice. The student experience outcomes include observation and hands-on practice in addition to the development of employability, communication, and team-building skills. Students must complete 40 hours per credit on the job. The Co-op criteria and specific requirements are outlined in the Bay College Co-operative Education and Internship Handbook. Prerequisites: HLTH-100, HLTH-103, HLTH-104, HLTH-110; 25 credits completed in Health Careers Certificate Program; a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; proof of being certified from the American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider Course; completion of health physical and immunizations; successfully passed a Live Scan fingerprint criminal background check and 7 panel drug screen; and permission of advisor.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

NURS 101
Nursing Fundamentals
The purpose of this theory course is to aid the student in acquiring the basic knowledge of nursing fundamentals. Students are introduced to the theory, interpersonal skills, and nursing procedures that will enable them to work successfully with persons, to be able to recognize through assessment and evaluation, changes in pattern manifestation. The nursing process, nursing diagnosis, and nursing care planning fundamental to nursing are introduced and discussed. Development of cognitive skills in the area of nursing assessment will expand the nurses’ contribution to the health of persons. Prerequisite: Admission to Part I of the A.D.N. program. Co-requisite: NURS-102.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

NURS 102
Nursing Fundamentals Lab
This course is designed to develop cognitive, affective, psychomotor, communication, and assessment skills in a simulated clinical laboratory setting. Emphasis is on utilizing nursing concepts, beginning assessment and interview skills as a basis for nursing practice. This is taught using the conceptual framework of Martha Rogers "Science of Unitary Human Beings," along with Marjory Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns. Prerequisite: Admission to Part I of the A.D.N. Program. Co-requisite: NURS-101.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

NURS 107
Nursing Fundamentals Clinic
This clinical course provides the student with the opportunity to apply a network of skills to the practice of nursing. Focus is on concepts of assessment and evaluation of pattern manifestation, communication skills and basic patient care in the long term care facility. Prerequisites: BIOL-213, HLTH-120, NURS-101, NURS-102, NURS-116.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

NURS 115
Nursing Assistant
This course, which is approved by the State of Michigan, is designed to prepare students to function as nursing assistants in long-term care facilities. This 5-7 week course consists of 40 hours lecture, 40 hours laboratory training, and 40 hours clinical training. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the State Competency Evaluation Test.
Credit Hrs: 5.00  Contact Hrs: 7.00

NURS 116
Pharmacology I
The purpose of this course is to aid the student in acquiring the fundamental principles of pharmacology. Major content areas include basic concepts of pharmacology, legal aspects, National Patient Safety Goals (client rights to safety in medication administration), nutrition as it relates to pharmacology, and identifying pattern manifestations of children, pregnant women, and adults. Other content areas include the introduction of the therapeutic effects of pain medications, and anti-diabetic medications: pharmacological effects on body tissues, human responses to drug therapy, and the application of assessment and evaluation in relation to prescribed drug therapy in the long-term care setting. Prerequisites: Admission to Part I of A.D.N. program.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

NURS 117
Pharmacology II
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to clinical therapy with emphasis on the knowledge needed to maximize therapeutic effects and prevent or minimize adverse effects of drugs. Major content areas include groups of therapeutic drugs, prototypes of drug groups, commonly prescribed individual drugs, effects on body tissues, human responses to drug therapy, in terms of pattern manifestation and applying assessment and evaluation, in relation to prescribed drug therapy regimens. Prerequisite: NURS-116.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

NURS 118
Nursing Informatics
The purpose of this course is to gain a basic understanding of nursing informatics and its application to education, research and practice in nursing and health occupation professions. Topics will include computer and informatics literacy, informatics competencies, application of informatics to healthcare trends. Competencies taught will meet the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics Practice (ANA, 2010) for beginning nurses. Prerequisites: Pre-nursing Major, Nursing Major or Health Occupations Major and basic computer and office software skills.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

NURS 120
Adult Health Nursing I
This theory course emphasizes concepts and the application of Martha Rogers Science of Unitary Human Beings. Students will utilize the nursing process to identify human patterning practice methods to assess and care for adult clients experiencing common health care problems. Core content will explore: critical thinking processes, the health care delivery system, legal and ethical responsibilities, cultural diversity, wellness concepts, alternative and complementary therapies, dealing with loss/grief/death, fluid and electrolyte management, acid-base balance, care of the surgical client, care of clients in rehab/hospice environments, care of geriatric clients, and care of clients with respiratory, cardiovascular, hematologic and lymphatic disorders. Prerequisites: BIOL- 213, NURS-101, NURS-102, NURS-116
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

NURS 121
Adult Health Clinic I
This clinical course emphasizes the analytical use and application of Martha Rogers Science of Unitary Human Beings. Core content will focus on the development of health patterning practice skills to create a comprehensive nursing care plan that provides holistic care for adults experiencing common health care problems in both acute care and outpatient environments. Prerequisites: BIOL-213, NURS-107.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

NURS 122
Adult Health Nursing II
This theoretical course continues to build upon content from NURS-120 and expands the student’s knowledge base in utilizing the nursing process and health patterning practice skills to provide holistic, comprehensive care to adult clients in the following areas: body defenses (integumentary system, immune system, HIV/AIDS); control, mobility, coordination and regulation (musculoskeletal system, neurological system, sensory system, endocrine system, gastrointestinal and urinary systems, male & female reproductive systems, sexually transmitted diseases); and mental integrity (mental illness). Prerequisites: BIOL-214, NURS-107, NURS-117, NURS-120. Co-requisite: NURS-123.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

NURS 123
Adult Health Clinic II
This clinical nursing course builds upon the concepts introduced in NURS-121. Students will continue to develop and perform health patterning practice skills to create holistic, comprehensive nursing care plans for adult clients experiencing more complex health care problems in the acute care environment, with observational experiences in Home Health. Prerequisites: BIOL-214, NURS-117, NURS-120, NURS-121. Co-requisite: NURS-122.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

NURS 140
Introduction to Family Nursing
The focus of this theory and clinical course will be the utilization of the nursing process in the care of the family throughout the childbearing years, newborn period, and during childhood. The theoretical aspect of the course introduces basic nursing care of the family unit, including: human reproduction; pregnancy; antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care; newborn care; growth and development; and care of the child with common diseases and illnesses. Assessment of the various life styles, cultures and concepts of the family, family roles, and interdependent relationships as they relate to the childbearing years will be incorporated. The clinical aspect of this course involves direct individual nursing care of the obstetric, neonatal, and pediatric clients (gynecologic clients in certain facilities). Assessment of the client and family needs will be done utilizing Roger’s Science of Unitary Human Beings, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development, and Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns. Co-requisites: NURS-122, NURS-123.
Credit Hrs: 5.00  Contact Hrs: 9.00

NURS 230
Advanced Family Nursing
This theoretical course presents the student with the opportunity to apply advanced concepts through the use of various conceptual models and the nursing process to the health needs of the individual throughout the lifespan, including reproduction, neonates and children, pregnancy, labor, delivery and the post-partum period. Emphasis is placed on the family and significant others, identifying diverse cultural backgrounds, patterns of knowing, and assessment of normal developmental patterning, and situational crises of family health. Health promotion and wellness is integrated wherever the person/s indicates need. Resources available in the community will be identified. Prerequisites: Admission to Part II of the A.D.N. program. Co-requisite: NURS-231.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

NURS 231
Advanced Family Clinic
This clinical course presents the student with the opportunity to apply various conceptual models in the nursing process to the health needs of the individual throughout the lifespan including reproduction, neonates and children, pregnancy, labor, delivery and the post-partum period. Emphasis is placed on the family and significant others identifying diverse cultural backgrounds, normal developmental patterning and situational crises of family health and routine health maintenance concepts within the hospital setting. Observational experiences are obtained in various health care agencies. Prerequisites: Admission to Part II of the A.D.N. program. Co-requisite: NURS-230.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

NURS 232
Mental Health Nursing
This theoretical course emphasizes concepts and analytical applications of Martha Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings, in mental health nursing. Students will be able to identify the Health Patterning Practice Method of the nursing process and mental health theory applicable to a variety of mental health settings. Prerequisites: Admission to Part II of the A.D.N. program. Co-requisite: BIOL-225, 276, NURS-233.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

NURS 233
Mental Health Clinic
This clinical course emphasizes the clinical application of the theoretical concepts utilized in the mental health setting. Emphasis will be focused on application of the Health Patterning Practice Method of the nursing process and application of mental health theory in a variety of mental health care settings. Prerequisite: Admission to Part II of the A.D.N. program. Co-requisite: BIOL-225, BIOL-276, NURS-232.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

NURS 241
Management Issues
This theoretical course intends to prepare the A.D. nursing student for his/her professional role and employee responsibilities as a new staff nurse upon graduation. Problem solving of common workplace conflicts, quality management issues, ethical and legal dilemmas will be practiced through the use of case studies and group assignments/presentations. The history of nursing and theoretical models will be explored with discussion of the impact on nursing and attitudes today. Prerequisite: Admission to Part II of the A.D.N. program and NURS-232.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

NURS 250
Nurs Knwldg Synthesis to Adult
The focus of this theory and clinical course will be the utilization of the nursing process in the care of adult clients in the acute care environments presenting with chronic, complex, or multi-system conditions. The theory aspect of this course will assist the student in synthesizing nursing knowledge to the physiological and pharmacological concepts relevant to common disease processes. The clinical aspect of this course builds upon the theoretical basis and application of nursing practice presented in previous nursing courses. Utilizing the nursing process within the methodology of Health Patterning Practice method, students will focus on the role of the professional nurse within the human environmental fields in various acute health care settings. Emphasis will be placed on the application of advanced interpretation of disease openness within the mutual energy fields of the nurse and client, and the facilitation of the health potential of unitary human beings in their environments. Prerequisites: BIOL-225, BIOL-276, NURS-232, NURS-233.
Credit Hrs: 8.00  Contact Hrs: 16.00

NURS 250H
Nursing Knwldg: Synth to Adult-Hnrs
The focus of this theory and clinical course will be the utilization of the nursing process in the care of adult clients in the acute care environments presenting with chronic, complex, or multi-system conditions. The theory aspect of this course will assist the student in synthesizing nursing knowledge to the physiological and pharmacological concepts relevant to common disease processes. The clinical aspect of this course builds upon the theoretical basis and application of nursing practice presented in previous nursing courses. Utilizing the nursing process within the methodology of Health Patterning Practice method, students will focus on the role of the professional nurse within the human environmental fields in various acute health care settings. Emphasis will be placed on the application of advanced interpretation of disease openness within the mutual energy fields of the nurse and client, and the facilitation of the health potential of unitary human beings in their environments. This is an honors course which requires additional work and academic rigor. Prerequisites: BIOL-225, BIOL-276, NURS-230, NURS-231, NURS-232, and NURS-233; and acceptance into the Honors Program.
Credit Hrs: 8.00  Contact Hrs: 16.00

NURS 273
Nursing Assessment
This nursing theory course emphasizes the application of Martha Rogers Science of Unitary Human Beings to develop cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills in the area of nursing assessment. The primary goal of this course is to assist students in developing and applying human patterning practice methods to create a comprehensive nursing care plan that reflects holistic care of adult clients in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: LPN Licensure; Nursing Dept permission.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.50