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PN-Practical Nursing

Career and Technical Courses

PN101 (8 credits)
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, simulation, and a long-term care setting. Course does not transfer. Prerequisites: OSBN CNA certification, BI121 and BI122 with lab (or BI231, BI232 and BI233 with labs) within 7 years, CPR, CIS120 or documented computer proficiency, MTH65 or higher level math, PSY101, WR121, and acceptance into the Practical Nursing program (see the catalog for detailed information). Co-requisite: PN101C.

PN101C (4 credits)
Practical Nursing I Clinical

Clinical associated with PN101. Occurs in the skills lab and a long-term care setting. Skills lab/clinical course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Prerequisites: OSBN CNA certification, BI121 and BI122 with lab (or BI231, BI232 and BI233 with labs) within 7 years, CPR, CIS120 or documented computer proficiency, MTH65 or higher level math PSY101, WR121, and acceptance into the Practical Nursing program (see the catalog for detailed information).

PN102 (8 credits)
Practical Nursing II

Continues application of the nursing process and practical nursing scope of practice to content in selected medical and 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 selected specialty experiences. Clinical course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer. Prerequisites: PN101, PN101C. Co-requisite: PN102C.

PN102C (4 credits)
Practical Nursing II Clinical

Clinical associated with PN102. 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 selected specialty experiences. Clinical course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer. Prerequisites: PN101, PN101C.

PN103 (8 credits)
Practical Nursing III

Continues the application of the nursing process and practical nursing scope specific to foundations of oncology, immune disorders, HIV, reproduction, maternity, pediatrics, orthopedics, neurological and renal/urinary nursing. In addition, leadership and trends in practical nursing are considered, and the NCLEX-PN application process is discussed. 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. Course does not transfer. Prerequisites: PN102, PN102C. Co-requisite: PN103C.

PN103C (4 credits)
Practical Nursing III Clinical

Clinical associated with PN103. Nursing care provided by the student in clinical situations takes place primarily in long-term care settings with selected specialty experiences in the maternity and/or other units of local hospitals. Clinical is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer. Prerequisites: PN102, PN102C.

PN104C (2 credits)
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. Course does not transfer. Co-requisites: PN103, PN103C.

PN199 (variable credits)
Practical Nursing: Selected Topics

Develops students’ abilities to recognize and treat the symptoms of illness and injury in classroom labs and simulated patient scenes. Includes skills in focused assessment, basic nursing interventions, patient management, medication administration, and the use of different types of equipment. Prerequisite: Some level of nursing education or background is required.

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