Course Catalog - Nursing Science

Marshall Law & Medical Services High School

Nursing Science

Public Services Endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit

(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)


Level 1: Principles of Health Science M #8533

This course provides an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the healthcare industry. Students will identify employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 2: Principles of Nursing M #8564

The Principles of Nursing Science course introduces students to basic principles of the profession of nursing. The goals/student outcomes for the course include knowledge of the history of nursing, an introduction to nursing theory, professionalism (teamwork, communication, conflict resolution), legal/ethical issues in nursing, infection control, safety, and customer (patient) satisfaction. Skills learned include vital signs and how to document on a graphic record, patient positioning/ transferring, bed-making, feeding, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

PR: Biology

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 3: Science of Nursing M #8565

The Science of Nursing course introduces students to basic research-based concepts in nursing. Topics include the nursing process, the importance of critical thinking to patient care, regulatory agencies, and professional organizations. Instruction includes skills needed to pursue a nursing degree and training requirements required for specialty nursing roles. Knowledge and skills learned will include emergency care, patient assessment, basic interpretation of vital signs, identification of patients with physical and mental disabilities, patient positioning, use of assistive devices, and application of nursing theories in patient care plans.

PR: Principles of Nursing Science or Principles of Health Science

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 3: Anatomy and Physiology M #8377

Level 3: Anatomy and Physiology H #8379

Level 3: Anatomy and Physiology D #8376 (check campus for availability)

Students study the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem-solving. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement.

PR: one credit in biology and one credit in chemistry, Integrated Physics and Chemistry, or physics.

SEM: 2 CR: 1


Level 4: Practicum in Health Science - CNA & Phlebotomy Technician M #8566

This course is designed to give students practical applications of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. To pursue a career in the nursing industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality healthcare depends on the ability to work well with others.

  • Certifications Offered: Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) 

PR: Biology & Chemistry, and at least one course in a Level 2 or higher course in the nursing science program of study. 

SEML 2 CR: 2