Course Descriptions



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.
Corequisites: Take 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.
Corequisites: Take PN-106


Practical Nursing Theory II

Credit(s): 8

This course 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.
Prerequisites: BIOL-175, PN-106, PN-106L
Corequisites: PN-107L


Practical Nursing Lab II

Credit(s): 6

This course 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.
Prerequisites: BIOL-175, PN-106, PN-106L
Corequisites: PN-107


Practical Nursing Theory III

Credit(s): 3

This course covers emergency nursing, oncology, advanced concepts of geriatric care and nursing management/leadership. A review of all previous nursing theory will be provided.
Prerequisites: PN-107, PN-107L
Corequisites: PN-108L


Practical Nursing Laboratory III

Credit(s): 5

This course is a supervised clinical experience that 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: PN-107, PN-107L
Corequisites: PN-108