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Practical Nursing

NUR 103 PN Success (3)

This course provides an orientation to the Practical Nursing program. The course includes math for medication administration, basic computer use, and strategies to learn and test well.

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NUR 106 KSPN Foundations of Nursing (4)

This course utilizes the nursing standards of practice based on biological, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural standards to meet the needs of clients throughout the lifespan.  The course will emphasize basic nursing skills, patient safety, and therapeutic communication.  Concepts and skills are enhanced in subsequent courses.

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NUR 117 KSPN Pharmacology (3)

Prerequisite: NUR 103

This course introduces the principles of pharmacology and drug classifications. The course also covers the effects of selected medications on the human body.  The nursing process is used as the framework for ensuring safe and effective nursing care for clients across the lifespan.

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NUR 122 KSPN Medical- Surgical Nursing I (4)

Prerequisites: NUR 106, NUR 126

This course focuses on the effect of disorders of selected systems throughout the lifespan and how the nursing process is applied in meeting basic needs.  The course will emphasize health promotion and maintenance, rehabilitation, continuity of care, and the role of the practical nurse.

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NUR 126 KSPN Foundations of Nursing Clinical (2)

This clinical course explores the art and science of nursing.  The course will focus on the nursing process, cultural and spiritual awareness, communication, data collection, performance of basic nursing skills, and documentation. The course will also introduce the principles of safe medication administration.

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NUR 127 KSPN Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical (3)

Prerequisites: NUR 106, NUR 126

This course provides practical experience in simulated and actual care situations dealing with selected systems throughout the lifespan.  The course will use acute and long-term care settings and will focus on critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills, principles of leadership for the practical nurse, and multi-task management skills for transition as a practical nurse.  Note: Medication administration competency evaluations in NUR 126 must be passed in order to dispense and administer medications in this clinical experience.

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NUR 150 KSPN Gerontology (2)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of PN Semester I

This course is designed to explore issues related to the aging adult using the nursing process as the organizing framework. Also discussed are the impact of ageism, alterations in physiological and psycho-social functioning, and the role of the practical nurse in caring for older adult clients.

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NUR 156 KSPN Mental Health Nursing (2)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of PN Semester I

This course explores basic concepts and trends in mental health nursing. Therapeutic modalities and client behavior management are discussed. Emphasis is placed on using the nursing process and meeting the basic human needs of the mental health client.

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NUR 157 KSPN Maternal Child Nursing (2)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of PN Semester I

This course focuses on pre- and post-natal maternal nursing care, as well as the care of children from infancy to adolescence.  The course will emphasize normal reproduction and frequently occurring biological, cultural, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of the child-bearing and child-rearing family.

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NUR 159 KSPN Medical-Surgical Nursing II (4)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of PN Semester I

This course focuses on the effect of disorders of selected systems throughout the lifespan using the nursing process in meeting basic needs. Prevention, rehabilitation and continuity of care are emphasized. The role of the practical nurse is incorporated throughout.

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NUR 162 KSPN Critical Thinking in Nursing II (2)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of PN Semester I

This course focuses on developing a deeper understanding of nursing process and critical thinking in the work environment using scenarios, case studies, practice tests, and ATI test performance.

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NUR 163 HCC PN Leadership and Management (2)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of PN Semester I

This course covers the skills related to finding and maintaining a nursing position. The course focuses on setting and meeting goals in a workplace, including management, delegation, evaluation, and time and resource management within the scope of practice of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Kansas.  Legal and ethical standards are also presented as guides to nurse behaviors.

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NUR 168 KSPN Maternal Child Nursing Clinical (1)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of PN Semester I

This clinical course applies concepts from NUR 157 Maternal Child Nursing and will emphasize the nursing process and meeting the basic needs of the maternal child client.  The course uses high fidelity manikins in a variety of clinical situations designed to give students a safe environment to test clinical understanding and competence.

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NUR 170 KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical (3)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of PN Semester I

This experience uses simulated and actual care situations of selected systems throughout the lifespan, utilizing acute and long-term care settings. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking and clinical decision-making skill development. Principles of leadership for the practical nurse will be implemented, as well as multi-task management skills for transition as a practical nurse.

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NUR 172 Clinical Simulation (1)

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of PN Semester I

This clinical course uses both moderate and high fidelity manikins in a variety of clinical situations designed to give students a safe environment to test clinical understanding and competence.

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