Practical Nursing

NUR 103 PN Success (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to PN Program

This course provides orientation to the program and promotes student success. Students are introduced to the student role, end-of-program student learning outcomes, college and program resources, learning and learning styles, test taking strategies, use of credible resources, wellness, and self-care strategies.

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NUR 106 KSPN Foundations of Nursing (4)

Prerequisite: Admission to PN Program

This course provides an introduction to practical nursing and roles of the practical nurse as well as profession and client related care concepts. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, quality care. The theoretical foundation for basic data collection and nursing skills are presented and an introduction to the nursing process provides the student with a framework for decision making.

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NUR 109 KSPN Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Safe Medication Administration (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to PN Program

This course provides an introduction to the principles of pharmacology. Emphasis is placed on nursing care related to the safe calculation and administration of medications to clients across the life span.

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NUR 117 KSPN Pharmacology (3) - Going inactive MAY 2020

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 Nursing Care of Adults I (5)

Prerequisite: Admission to the PN Program

This course focuses on the care of adult clients experiencing common medical/surgical health alterations with predictable outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the care of clients with alterations in cardiac output and tissue perfusion, oxygenation, regulation and metabolism, and integument. Principles of pre-and post-operative care, pharmacology and IV therapy are also addressed.

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NUR 126 KSPN Foundations of Nursing Clinical (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the PN Program

This course provides an introduction to the skills required to practice nursing. The theoretical foundation for basic data collection and nursing skills are presented and the student is given an opportunity to demonstrate these skills in a clinical laboratory setting. Students are also given the opportunity to apply the nursing process to client-related situations.

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NUR 127 KSPN Nursing Care of Adults I Clinical (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the PN Program

This course focuses on the care of adult clients with common medical/surgical health alterations. The clinical laboratory experience gives students the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts from Nursing Care of Adults I and implement safe client care in selected settings.

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NUR 150 KSPN Care of Aging Adults (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the PN Program

This course is designed to explore issues related to aging adults. Course content addresses the impact of ageism, alterations in physiological and psychosocial functioning, and the role of the practical nurse in caring for older adult clients across a continuum of care.

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NUR 156 KSPN Mental Health Nursing (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the PN Program

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 client with a mental health disorder.

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NUR 157 KSPN Maternal Child Nursing (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the PN Program

This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of childbearing women, newborns, and children. Emphasis is placed on care of the pregnant woman and newborn, normal growth and development, and common pediatric disorders.

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NUR 159 KSPN Nursing Care of Adults II (4)

Prerequisite: Admission to the PN Program

This course focuses on the care of adult clients experiencing common medical/surgical health alterations with predictable outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the care of clients with alterations in cognition and sensation, mobility, elimination, immunity and hematology, and reproduction. Principles related to pharmacology and emergency preparedness are also addressed.

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NUR 162 KSPN Critical Thinking in Nursing II (2) - Going inactive MAY 2020

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 KSPN Leadership, Roles, and Issues (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the PN Program

This course provides orientation to leadership roles of the LPN and related responsibilities. It also introduces issues to students that they will encounter in the workplace.

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NUR 166 Transition to Practice as a Practical Nurse - Going Inactive MAY 2020

 

NUR 168 KSPN Maternal Child Nursing Clinical (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to the PN Program

This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of childbearing women, newborns, and children. Students observe the uncomplicated birth process and practice postpartum care as well as care of the newborn in the clinical laboratory setting. Common pediatric diseases and the growth and development process is the focus of child-related clinical laboratory experiences.

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NUR 170 KSPN Nursing Care of Adults II Clinical (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the PN Program

This course focuses on the care of adult clients with common medical/surgical health problems. The clinical laboratory experience gives students the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts from Nursing Care of Adults I and II and implement safe client care in selected settings. Students are also given the opportunity to practice leadership skills while managing a caseload of clients.

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NUR 172 Clinical Simulation (1) - Going inactive MAY 2020

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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