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PN 101 NURSING ORIENTATION

Summer

This course is designed to orient students admitted into the Practical Nursing program to nursing education. The purpose is to increase student retention and success in the nursing program. Topics to be covered include: study skills, learning styles, test taking strategies and clinical and classroom expectations. Students will also take assessment tests to identify learning styles, life stressors and areas of concern in math and reading which could compromise program success.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Practical Nursing Program.


PN 114 GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR PNs

Fall

This course is designed to present the theory material necessary to introduce the students to development in terms of maturation, instinct, and cognition of the human. Age groupings will be presented, including differences, changes occurring, developmental tasks expected, and nursing implications. The individual will be discussed in view of his/her response to him/herself and the health care system.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Practical Nursing Program


PN 115 CLINICAL NURSING - PART I

Fall

The purpose of PN 115 is to allow the student the appropriate supervised time to practice in a clinical facility the theory material presented in Fundamentals of Nursing-PN 121, Growth and Development for PN's-PN 114, and Nursing Procedures-PN 128.

Credit: 3 hours - Nine lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Practical Nursing Program and current CPR certification.


PN 116 CLINICAL NURSING - PART II

Spring

The PN 116 course is designed to present the expected medical/surgical objectives that a student will complete at a clinical facility offering the student the appropriate supervised experience.

Credit: 4 hours - Twelve lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Practical Nursing Program and current CPR certification.


PN 117 OBSTETRIC CLINICAL

Spring

This course is designed to present the expected obstetric objectives that a student will complete at a clinical facility giving the student the appropriate supervised experience.

Credit: 1 hour - Three lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Practical Nursing Program and current CPR certification.


PN 119 CLINICAL NURSING PART III

Summer

The PN 119 course is designed to present the expected medical/surgical objectives that a student will complete at a clinical facility offering the student the appropriate supervised experience.

Credit: 3 hours - Nine lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the second semester of the Practical Nursing Program and current CPR certification.


PN 121 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING

Fall

This course will provide the concurrent instruction and supervised clinical laboratory experience necessary to meet the nursing needs of patients at an introductory level.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Practical Nursing Program


PN 125 INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH

Spring

This course is designed to present materials and create thinking relating to nursing care regarding the patient's mental health and their affective domain. The student will become aware of attitudes and feelings of both self and patients when faced with critical issues and decisions relating to impending surgery, loss of extremity, fright, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, dying, etc. The course includes nursing interventions and communication skills as related to the different situations.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Practical Nursing program.


PN 126 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY

Fall

This is a course in theory and practice that offers a basic understanding of the principles of medication administration. It covers the basic information concerning the main effects, uses, and dosages of the more common drugs. Practical experience will include administration of medications, observing, and recording.

Credit: 3 hour - 2.5 lecture and one lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Practical Nursing Program


PN 128 NURSING PROCEDURES

Fall

This course is a continuation of Fundamentals of Nursing-PN 121. This course will familiarize the student with procedures and skills concurrent with the principles underlying present theory and clinical experience to include the adult patient.

Credit: 2 hours - Four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Practical Nursing Program.


PN 129 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING - I

Spring

This course is designed to present the basic concepts for maintaining adequate overall personal and community health. Causative factors and measures to control and/or prevent disease will be included. General symptoms of illness, basic principles of caring for the person who is ill, how the body's natural defense mechanisms function, and the more commonly used diagnostic aids will be included in the course.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Practical Nursing Program and Nutrition-FOS 116 with a grade of "C" or better.


PN 131 NURSING CARE OF THE MOTHER AND NEWBORN

Spring

This course is designed to develop within the practical nursing student an appreciation of the meaning of good prenatal and postnatal care and an understanding of the total birth process; to develop skills in caring for the mother and the newborn and to learn to recognize deviations from the normal in each. The student will learn the health needs of each and will participate in the teaching of these concepts. This will be accomplished through classroom instruction and clinical experience in the obstetric division.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Practical Nursing Program.


PN 132 NURSING CARE OF THE CHILD

Spring

This course is designed to help the student develop a basic understanding of the normal growth and development of the child, and how illness may interfere with the normal development. This understanding will be helpful in evaluation of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social behavior of the child. The student learns to care for the sick child using safety precautions, meaningful observations, and suitable nursing techniques. This experience will be accomplished through classroom instruction and clinical experience in the pediatric division and through the observation of the well child.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Practical Nursing Program


PN 133 PHARMACOLOGY

Spring

This course is designed to develop a clear understanding of the limitations of the practical nurse and to develop a clear and basic knowledge of the safety measures involved in preparation and administration of medicines, the contraindications, sources, usual dosages, and usual methods of administration. It also emphasizes the importance of medications, their actions, and an ability to observe and report these reactions intelligently.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the first semester of the Practical Nursing Program.


PN 137 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING II

Summer

This course is designed to present the basic concepts for maintaining adequate overall personal and community health. Causative factors and measures to control and/or prevent disease will be included. General symptoms of illness, basic principles of caring for the person who is ill, how the body's natural defense mechanisms function and the more commonly used diagnostic aids will be included.

Credit: 2 hours - Two lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the second semester of the Practical Nursing Program.


PN 138 NURSING PROCEDURES REVIEW

This course is designed for those students re-entering the nursing program. This is a review of lab procedures taught in PN 128-Nursing Procedures.

Credit: 1 hour - Two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Nursing Procedures-PN 128


PN 140 REVIEW OF PHARMACOLOGY

Fall

This course is designed for those students re-entering the nursing program. This is a course in theory and practice that offers a review of the principles of medication administration. It highlights the basic information concerning the main effects, uses, and dosages of the more common drugs. Practical experience will include administration of medications, observing and recording.

Credit: 1 hour - .5 lecture and one lab hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Practical Nursing program.


PN 170 GERIATRIC NURSING

Fall

The purpose of this course is to provide basic information regarding the geriatric client. This course will prepare the beginning student to be able to recognize the normal aging process, develop communication skills, identify common health care problems, and be able to promote wellness for the geriatric client.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Practical Nursing Program.


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