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Course Descriptions

Practical Nursing

  • PN101,PN101C 11 credits
    Practical Nursing I - Register

    Covers the practical nurse’s contributions to the nursing process and legal and ethical issues within the PN scope of practice. Practical nursing skills, pharmacology and medication administration, communication skills, growth and development across the life span, and selected medical-surgical content are covered. Clinical application occurs in the skills lab and a long-term care setting. Skills lab/clinical course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: MTH65 or higher level math, OSBN CNA certification, BI121 and BI122 with lab (or BI231, BI232 and BI233 with labs) within 7 years, CPR, CS120 or documented computer proficiency, WR121, and acceptance into the Practical Nursing program (see the catalog for detailed information).

  • PN102,PN102C 12 credits
    Practical Nursing II - Register

    Continues application of the nursing process and practical nursing scope of practice to content in selected medical-surgical areas including perioperative, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, mental health, and gastrointestinal disorders. Within the organizing framework of the concepts of the individual, society, health, and the nursing process, an integrated approach is used that considers pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, fluid and electrolyte balance, nutrition, pharmacology, psychosocial and spiritual needs, and culture across the lifespan. Nursing care provided by the student in clinical situations takes place in long-term care and in the acute-care medical/surgical and perioperative settings, with selected specialty experiences. Clinical course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: PN101 and PN101C.

  • PN103,PN103C 12 credits
    Practical Nursing III - Register

    Continues the application of the nursing process and practical nursing scope specific to foundations of oncology, immune disorders, HIV, reproduction, maternity, pediatrics, orthopedics, neurological and renal/urinary nursing. In addition, leadership and trends in practical nursing are considered, and the NCLEX-PN application process is discussed. Within the organizing framework of the concepts of the individual, society, health and the nursing process, an integrated approach is used that considers pathophysiology, diagnostic testing, fluid and electrolyte balance, nutrition, pharmacology, psychosocial and spiritual needs and culture across the life span. Nursing care provided by the student in clinical situations (PN103C) takes place primarily in long-term care settings with selected specialty experiences in the maternity and/or other units of local hospitals. Clinical is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: PSY101 or BT101, PN102, and PN102C.

  • PN104C 2 credits
    Practical Nursing Leadership Clinical - Register

    Facilitates the transitional process from student practical nurse to beginning graduate practical nurse. By completing an individualized, concentrated clinical experience in the long-term care or other assigned setting, students will be able to focus on leadership skills demonstrating the ability to implement nursing actions that reinforce previous practical nursing didactic content within the organizing framework of the concepts of the individual, society, health and the nursing process. Nursing care provided by the student will take place primarily in the long-term care or other assigned setting, working with a clinical teaching associate (CTA). Clinical is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.
    Prerequisites: PN103 and PN103C.