Course Descriptions

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PN-106

Practical Nursing Theory I

Credit(s): 6

This course includes an introduction to the fundamentals of nursing and therapeutic skills. A lifespan approach will be used to assist students in the theory of oxygenation, circulation, nutritional, fluid, elimination, activity, and safety needs of patients of all ages. Growth and development and an introduction to pediatric and geriatric care will be included. Lecture: 6 hours per week
Corequisites: PN-106L

PN-106L

Practical Nursing Lab I

Credit(s): 6

This course correlates PN-106 theory with supervised practice in providing patient care utilizing the campus laboratory for skills practice and clinical settings such as long term care facilities, behavioral health centers, and home health agencies for actual practice. It comprises a progression of nursing skills. Lab: 21 hours per week
Corequisites: PN-106

PN-107

Practical Nursing Theory II

Credit(s): 8

PN-107 explores nursing responsibilities in more complex diseases of major body systems. Medical-surgical, perinatal, and pediatric nursing are included. IV therapy, including phlebotomy and blood administration, is also included. Lecture: 11 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete BIOL-175, PN-106, and PN-106L with a minimum grade of C.
Corequisites: PN-107L

PN-107L

Practical Nursing Lab II

Credit(s): 6

PN-107L correlates PN-107 theory with practice in clinical settings. Students may rotate through medical-surgical, perinatal, pediatric units, operating room, recovery room, short stay unit, minor care, EKG, respiratory therapy, clinics, and physician offices. IV therapy is included with certification. Lab: 24 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete BIOL-175, PN-106, and PN-106L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: PN-107

PN-108

Practical Nursing Theory III

Credit(s): 3

PN 108 covers emergency nursing, oncology, advanced concepts of geriatric care and nursing managment/leadership. A review of all previous nursing theory will be provided.
Prerequisites: Complete PN-107 and PN-107L with a minimum grade of C.
Corequisites: PN-108L

PN-108L

Practical Nursing Laboratory III

Credit(s): 5

Supervised clinical experience takes place in various health care settings including acute care hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians' offices. Students complete a clinical preceptorship in a chosen field of interest.
Prerequisites: Complete PN-107 and PN-107L with a minimum grade of C.
Corequisites: PN-108

PN-205

LPN Intravenous Therapy I

Credit(s): 1

This course provides theory and hands-on instruction in skills relating to the LPN's role in IV therapy. It will include the essential responsibilities in IV therapy and the initiation and maintenance of IV infusion. The course meets the requirements for Part I of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Nursing for LPNs who wish to perform functions related to IV therapy.

PN-210

IV Therpy for LPNs-Part II

Credit(s): 2

This course provides theory and hands-on instruction in all skills relating to the LPN's role in IV therapy. It will include the essential responsibilities in IV therapy, initiation, and maintenance of IV infusions, and monitoring and maintenance of central venous lines. The course meets the requirements of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Nursing for LPNs who wish to perform functions related to IV therapy.