HCOP Course Descriptions

HCP 100: FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH CAREERS

3 Credits

This course is designed as a prerequisite to the general education and professional studies courses at Laboure College. The following will be incorporated to ensure transition into the rigorous demands of being a health care professional: time management and organizational skills; critical thinking skills; note taking and study skills; communication skills; computer and Internet-use skills.  Additionally, common medical terms and disease processes are presented along with understanding of body systems.

HCM 100: BASIC MATH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

3 Credits

This course focuses on review and practice of arithmetic skills. Specific attention is given to understanding how to solve word problems of the types encountered in nursing, radiation therapy, and other health career studies. To supplement classroom instruction, interactive tutorial software keyed to the textbook is available.

HRE 100: CRITICAL READING, WRITING AND ORAL COMMUNICATION

6 Credits

This course introduces and examines strategies to improve college reading comprehension, oral and written communication, and critical thinking skills.  Professionally relevant issues are presented as a focus for reading, writing and documentation. The course offerings and activities provide students with the skills to be successful in advanced college reading and writing, and in general education and professional career courses.

HRE 800: ADVANCED CRITICAL READING, WRITING AND ORAL COMMUNICATION

6 Credits
Prerequisite: HRE 100
Format: Blended

This advanced HCOP course continues to develop and reinforce students’ critical reading skills through learning comprehension strategies and introduces students to the academic writing required in general education and professional development courses.  Students will practice comprehension and analysis of academic writing through critiquing written articles in professional journals and other sources, by writing summaries and different types of essays, by giving oral presentations, and by presenting a final research report. 

Remedial Courses

ASN 100: ACADEMIC SUPPORT FOR NURSING

2 Credits

This is a pass‐fail course designed for students who have dropped or not achieved a passing grade in NUR 100. The course focuses on test‐taking, critical thinking, time management and applied math skills. Students develop and apply these skills in answering nursing examination questions and in developing a plan of action for successfully resuming nursing studies.

DSN DIRECTED STUDY IN NURSING

1 Credit

The Directed Study of Nursing course is a one‐credit, pass‐fail course designed for students who do not achieve a passing grade in or withdraw from Nursing 102, 200, or 202. The course includes administration of a HESI exam (Health Education System, Incorporated) to assess areas in need of remediation. The results of the exam and the studentsʹ own identified educational needs will guide the class activities. The course is not designed to cover course content but rather to assist the student in developing more effective skills for dealing with the content and test questions in all subsequent nursing courses.


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