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Practical Nursing

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    Practical Nursing I

    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.
    Prerequisites: MTH65 or higher level math, CNA-1 course completion or OSBN CNA certification, BI121 and BI122 with lab (or BI231, BI232 and BI233 with labs), CPR, CS120 or documented computer proficiency, WR121, and acceptance into the Practical Nursing program (see this catalog for detailed information and September application deadline). Course may not transfer. Offered winter term.

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    Practical Nursing II

    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 specialty experiences. Clinical course is graded on a pass/no pass basis.
    Prerequisites: PN101 and PN101C. Course may not transfer. Offered spring term.

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    Practical Nursing III

    Continues the application of the nursing process and practical nursing scope specific to foundations of oncology, hematology, immune disorders, HIV, reproduction, maternity, pediatrics, orthopedics, neurological and renal/urinary. In addition, nursing leadership and trends in practical nursing are considered. 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 specialty experiences in the maternity and mental health units of local hospitals. Clinical is graded on a pass/no pass basis.
    Prerequisites: PSY101 or BT101, PN102, and PN102C. Course may not transfer. Offered summer term.

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    Practical Nursing Leadership Clinical

    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.
    Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in PN103 and PN103C. Course may not transfer. Offered summer term.