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Becky Arnold

Associate Professor/ASN Program Director

Health Sciences 103


Associate of Science in Pre-nursing – Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Valdosta State University

Master of Science in Nursing – Valdosta State University

School and Teaching Responsibilities:

PNUR 1104 – Pharmacology for Health Professions

PNUR 1911 – Concepts Enrichment Course

NURS 1110 – Medical – Surgical I

NURS 1115B – Transition to Associate Degree Nursing

Serve as Admissions Coordinator and Chair of the Planning and Resources Committee for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.  Assisted with the integration of electronic tablets into the classroom and clinical setting of NURS 1110 and 1115B. Also serve as race director for  the “Run for the Nurses” annual running event held in April to benefit the Lisa Purvis Allison “Spirit of Nursing” Scholarship Fund.  For more information about the “Run for the Nurses” event go to the Outreach link on the School of Nursing and Health Sciences page.




NURS 1110 - Medical Surgial I

NURS 1110 NURSING III- MEDICAL/SURGICAL ONE. 6 hours. Prerequisite: NURS 1108 & 1109 with a C or better. Co-requisite: BIOL 2012 & BIOL 2012 L. This course is a study of the perioperative client and clients with gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, immunological, neurological, and psychosocial dysfunctions. The major focus of this course is on utilization of the nursing process to care for clients experiencing these dysfunctions. Lecture/Lab/Clinical (4-1-5). Students take this course in the second semester of the Generic Track.

NURS 1115B - Transition to Associate Degree Nursing

NURS 1115B NURSING II- TRANSITION TO ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING. 3 hours. Co-requisite: NURS 1109B. The major focus of this course is on role transition and selected concepts from nursing courses offered during the first year of nursing. It fosters matriculation into the second year of the Associate in Science in Nursing Program. The clinical and skills lab experience builds on prior healthcare experience and involves a community project. Lecture/Lab/Clinical (3-1-2). Students take this courses in the first semester of the One Year RN track.

PNUR 1104 - Pharmacology for Health Professions

A study of the concepts that promote the administration of medication with concern for safety and precision. Incorporated into this course are major principles of mathematics including fractions, decimals, conversions between the various systems of weights and measures, and the use of ratio and proportion. Foundations of pharmacology, drug action at the physiology level, and drug preparation and administration to culturally diverse clients throughout the lifespan is included. Information related to the classification of drugs according to the body systems is discussed. This course is required prior to admission into the nursing program and is taught as a hybrid/online section and in the classroom every semester.

PNUR 1911 - Concepts Enrichment

Prerequisite: NURS 1108 and NURS 1109 with a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher. This course is designed to assist the student to master critical concepts taught in the first two semesters of nursing. Health and physical assessment, health promotion, growth and development, basic nutrition and diet therapy, diagnostic studies, nursing fundamentals and style exam questions and computer assisted tutorials. Required for students who have been unsuccessful on the HESI MIdcurricular Exam.