This is a unique class only found at Achieve Test Prep. In this class the student is introduced to the nursing process and care plan writing. Studying skills and critical thinking are also reviewed. Frequently occurring test topics are also discussed such as Maslow, lab values and holistic patient care. Creation of medication and disease study cards are also introduced. This is a free class and is offered as a virtual introduction to our program.
N104 - Essentials of Nursing Care: Health SafetyTop
Safety (medication, physical, emotional, environmental) in the care of patients across the life span and promotion, wellness, and self-responsibility are discussed. Critical thinking skills and caring behaviors needed to provide and manage care for these patients are stressed. Care plans, Medication calculation, Patient education, Communication skills, Wound care and Health prevention are just a few of the topics covered.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 488)
N105 - Essentials of Nursing Care: Health DifferencesTop
This course is based on health issues related to nutrition, elimination, oxygenation, fluid and electrolyte balance, and rest and activity. Evaluating lab results, IV fluid management, Sleep disorders, Elimination/Urinary disorders are also included in this course. Note: students who enroll with Excelsior College within 5 years of graduating from LPN do not need to take this class.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 489)
N106 - Essentials of Nursing Care: ChronicityTop
This course includes caring for culturally diverse patients across the life span that are experiencing chronic illness, disability, or end of life issues. Comfort, Cultural sensitivity, Pain management, Grief, Eye and Ear disorders are also addressed.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 490)
N107 - Essentials of Nursing Care: Reproductive HealthTop
This course covers topics related to human sexuality, needs of the childbearing family, congenital anomalies, genetic disorders, and reproductive disorders. STD’s, Maternity care, Newborn assessment and Prostate disease are also discussed.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 491)
N211 - Health Differences Across the Life Span 1Top
This course focuses on patients that are experiencing health issues related to cardiovascular and respiratory illness or who are experiencing abnormal cell growth. Cancer, Lung disorders and all aspects of Cardiac disease are discussed as well as the nursing care and assessment related to these diseases. Appropriate medications are also reviewed.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 492)
N212 - Health Differences Across the Life Span 2Top
This class reviews the care of patients with Psychiatric disorders, regulatory disorders, and metabolic health issues. Behavioral responses include patients with a variety of Psychiatric disorders including cognitive impairments. Regulatory mechanisms include patients with adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid, pituitary, and kidney disorders. Metabolic disorders include patients with liver, gall bladder, and pancreatic disorders. Diabetic teaching, Psych. medications and Critical thinking are also reviewed.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 493)
N213 - Health Differences Across the Life Span 3Top
Musculoskeletal disorders, infectious and communicable diseases, tissue trauma, and neurological dysfunction are all reviewed in this class. STD’s, HIV, TB, care of patients in traction and stroke patients are also discussed. Appropriate medications are also reviewed.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 494)
N214 - Transition to Registered Professional Nurse RoleTop
This class covers the knowledge and skills related to RN professional role development (provider and manager of care and member of profession). Emphasis is placed on managerial, supervisory, and delegation functions essential to the RN role. Differentiation between associate, baccalaureate, and graduate-level nursing roles are discussed along with factors affecting the health care delivery system; role functioning of interdisciplinary teams; and legal, ethical, and educational aspects of current nursing practice. Influences of nursing history, nursing organizations, and regulatory bodies impacting nursing functions in the delivery of care are examined.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 495)
Anatomy and PhysiologyTop
This class and exam corresponds to an introductory, two-semester sequence of courses in anatomy and physiology. This class covers the human body (cavities, planes, cell structure, tissues, skin and fluid); chemical basis of life (reactions, organic and inorganic compounds, and atomic structure); support and motion (skeletal system, supporting tissue, muscle tissue and physiology); regulatory mechanisms (nervous system, endocrine system and digestive system); and maintenance of the body (circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems).
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 506)
(fulfills writing requirement and 3 credits toward humanities requirement) The class and exam corresponds to an introductory, two-semester course in English Composition. The ability to persuade a reader; to understand and compose an extended argument; to analyze and respond appropriately to written texts including literary texts; to use and document sources; and to recognize and write about revision and editing processes. Also reviewed are the ability to organize knowledge, ideas, and information; to use strategies such as narration, illustration, explanation, description, comparison and contrast, division, classification, and cause and effect in appropriate ways; to choose a tone and point of view appropriate for a specified situation; to develop and maintain a controlling idea and a coherent organization; and to write within the rhetorical, syntactic, and mechanical conventions of Standard Written American English.
Life Span Developmental PsychologyTop
This course corresponds to a one-semester course in life span development. Focus is on the following content areas: the study of life span development; genetics, prenatal development, and childbirth; infancy and toddlerhood; early childhood; middle childhood; adolescence; early adulthood; middle adulthood; late adulthood; and death and dying. The exam assumes knowledge of content typically learned in an introductory psychology course.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 583)
This course corresponds to an introductory, one-semester course in microbiology. Knowledge and understanding of bacteria, algae, fungi, protozoa, viruses, and their relationships with humans are all discussed . Includes introduction to microbiology; biology of microorganisms; control of microorganisms; disease and resistance; biology of infectious diseases; and environmental, food, and industrial microbiology. The exam assumes general knowledge of chemistry, as well as biology or anatomy and physiology.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE 558)
(Fulfills Humanities requirement for both ASN and BSN) This course reviews ethical knowledge and how to apply this knowledge to practical ethical situations. Case studies and related sets of multiple-choice questions are discussed. Knowledge categories include basic theories and concepts such as utilitarianism, natural law theory, justice, duties and obligations, and rights.
(Multiple-choice examination—ECE: Phil 310)
Introduction of SociologyTop
The Introductory Sociology class covers material typically presented in a one-semester introductory sociology course. The course focuses on the following areas: Institutions (family, educational, political, economics, communications); Social Patterns (demographics, geography, and community); Social Processes (groups, change, socialization, culture and roles); Social Stratification (mobility, power, race, and ethnic relations, gender and aging) as well as the history of sociology and sociological theory.
(Fulfills 3 credits toward humanities) This class reflects an the study of major religions as viewed in their social and historical contexts. It draws content from sociology, psychology and philosophy.
(DSST exam—REL 310: Religions of the World)
This class covers material typically taught in an introductory, one-semester undergraduate course in Statistics. It measures knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. Questions about the meaning and application of basic statistical ideas are included. A basic knowledge of algebra is assumed.
This course covers material generally taught in a college course for non-mathematics majors and majors in fields not requiring knowledge of advanced mathematics. Basic Math concepts are reviewed. It is assumed that candidates are familiar with currently taught mathematics vocabulary, symbols and notation.
Introduction to PsychologyTop
This class reviews the student’s knowledge of psychological theory, principals and terminology. The subject matter is drawn from the following topics: History, Approaches and Methods; Biological Bases of Behavior; Sensation and Perception; States of Consciousness; Learning; Cognition; Motivation and Emotion; Developmental Psychology; Personality; Psychological disorders and health; Treatment of Psychological disorders; Social Psychology.
(CLEP exam) -- NOTE: only students who enrolled with Excelsior prior to October 2011 need this class.
The CPNE tests the student’s ability to administer competent nursing care. In this 3 day review class we cover required simulation labs, patient assessment and care, and care plan writing. This workshop also focuses on the required critical elements which are single, discrete, observable behaviors that must be performed to satisfaction. Our prep course will cover all of these topics and will be a hands-on review. Students will learn and practice simulated nursing scenarios.
The NCLEX test requires that you understand the basic principles of nursing and apply this to different elements of patient safety management. Our review course will include practice questions and an overview of the topics covered on the exam. These review topics include but are not limited to: Drug Distribution, Maternity care, all disease processes involving patient care, therapeutic communication,etc.