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VN 087 - Nursing Care of Patients with Cancer

Unit(s): 1.00

Prerequisite: VN 072L and VN 081L with a grade of "Pass"; VN 073, VN 074, VN 075, VN 076, VN 077 and VN 084

This course focuses on the application of the nursing process in medical-surgical situations for the patient with cancer diagnoses of various body systems and immune deficiency disorders. Emphasis is placed on the physical, psychological, and psychosocial effects of diagnosis, medical therapy, and nursing intervention with the application of principles of nutrition, pharmacokinetics, and palliative care in caring for patients with cancer. The course is open to students enrolled in the Vocational Nursing Program and is required for the Vocational Nurse licensure.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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