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Practical Nursing Courses

0098C
PRN

Practical Nursing Foundations 1

This course is an introduction to the health care delivery system and basic nursing care. Topics include basic safety, security, emergency procedures, blood-borne diseases, including HIV/AIDS, and principles of nutrition. Legal and ethical responsibilities, communication skills, and basic nursing procedures, including restorative activities are also covered. Students will practice infection control with aseptic technique, personal care, and learn to organize patient care. Medical terminololgy and normal structure and function of the human body are covered to provide a basic foundation on which to build subsequent learning. Laboratory and clinical experiences are provided for skills performance of personal and basic care of the patient. Concurrent campus and clinical lab experiences are provided.

Credit hours: 10
Lecture hours: 20

0099C
PRN

Practical Nursing Foundations 2

Prerequisite: PRN0098C. This course concentrates on nursing principles and the role of the practical nurse in assisting the professional nurse in gathering information, identifying problems, planning interventions, and evaluating patient outcomes. A review of normal human growth and development with a focus on interpersonal relationships, mental health concepts, community health issues, and hospice care is included. The content will provide the basis to improve the behavioral aspects of the nurse/client relationship throughout the life span in various care settings. Performance of nursing procedures, skills, and safe medication administration are emphasized. Students will learn the symbols used in the measurement of medication, convert units of measure from one system to another, and calculate amounts of medication to give from the medication on hand. Concurrent campus and clinical lab experiences are provided.

Credit hours: 10
Lecture hours: 20

0290C
PRN

Medical-Surgical Nursing 1

Prerequisite: PRN0099C. This course focuses on providing nursing care through the identification of signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, medications, and nutritional needs of the adult client experiencing alterations in function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, endocrine or integumentary systems requiring medical or surgical management. Concurrent campus and clinical lab experiences are provided.

Credit hours: 10
Lecture hours: 20

0291C
PRN

Medical-Surgical Nursing 2

Prerequisite: PRN0290C. This course focuses on providing nursing care through the identification of signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing, medications, and nutritional needs of the adult client experiencing alterations in function of the gastrointestinal, neurological, urinary, reproductive systems, and oncologic disorders requiring medical or surgical management. Concurrent campus and clinical lab experiences are provided.

Credit hours: 10
Lecture hours: 20

0690C
PRN

Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills A (Maternal-Child Nursing)

Prerequisite: *PRN0291C. This course will assist the student to utilize nursing principles in the care of the expectant mother, newborn, and pediatric patient and their families. The promotion and maintenance of health, selected pediatric health problems and the prevention of SIDS/SUIDS are emphasized. Employability skills and preparation for the state licensing examination are included to assist the student to transition to the practical nursing role. Completion of a comprehensive nursing exam is required. Concurrent campus and clinical lab experiences are provided.

Credit hours: 5
Lecture hours: 10

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