Practical Nursing (PNUR)

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PNUR 0110 Basic Foundations of Nursing: 3 semester hours.

This course will provide the students with the principles of disease transmission, therapeutic communication, patient teaching/learning, medication administration and the nursing process, ensuring the students have understanding and development of the nurse's role and responsibility in the nursing profession and patient care planning process with increasing the students understanding of the communication, documentation, and leadership dynamics: basic clinical skills which provide the foundation for nursing. PREREQ: Admission to PNUR Program. COREQ: PNUR 0110L. F

PNUR 0110L Nursing Lab I: 1 semester hour.

Practical application of the nursing process and basic clinical skills which provide the foundation for nursing practice. COREQ: PNUR 0110. F

PNUR 0112 Medical Surgical Nursing I: 3 semester hours.

This course serves as an introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing, focusing on concepts, issues, foundational knowledge and nursing care applicable to caring for the ill adult patient. COREQ: PNUR 0110, PNUR 0123 or permission of instructor. F

PNUR 0113 Medication Administration for Practical Nursing: 1 semester hour.

The basics of safe medication administration, including math calculations and proper procedures. The medication examination included in this class must be successfully passed before the student practical nurse administers medication in clinical settings. COREQ: PNUR 0110 or permission of instructor. ASu

PNUR 0114 Clinical Foundations of Nursing I: 3 semester hours.

Through hands on clinical experience in a variety of settings the student nurse learns skills basic to nursing. COREQ: PNUR 0110 or permission of instructor. F

PNUR 0115 Professional Development Seminar: 1 semester hour.

Professional development to increase understanding of the practical nurse's role and responsibilities. COREQ: PNUR 0110 or permission of instructor. F

PNUR 0118 Outreach Clinical Foundations I: 2 semester hours.

Through hands-on clinical experience in a variety of settings the student nurse will be exposed to skills basic to the nursing practice.

PNUR 0121 Clinical Foundations of Nursing II: 4 semester hours.

Application of nursing concepts within increasingly more complex patient care situations including care of the family; includes application of the nursing process as well as drug and IV therapy. PREREQ: PNUR 0110 and PNUR 0123. S

PNUR 0123 Basic Drug Therapy of Nursing I: 2 semester hours.

This course provides an introduction to clinical drug therapy with emphasis on the knowledge and interventions needed to maximize therapeutic effects and to prevent or minimize adverse effects of drugs. COREQ: PNUR 0112 F

PNUR 0125 Family Nursing I: 3 semester hours.

Principles of practical nursing care of the child-bearing woman and newborn. The disorders of childhood and the principles of pediatric nursing care. Principles of normal growth and development of the child are incorporated throughout. PREREQ: PNUR 0110. COREQ: PNUR 0121, PNUR 0127. S

PNUR 0126 Medical Surgical Nursing II: 3 semester hours.

This course serves as a continuation of Medical-Surgical Nursing, focusing on concepts, issues, foundational knowledge and nursing care applicable to caring for the ill adult patient. PREREQ: PNUR 0112. COREQ: PNUR 0121, PNUR 0127, PNUR 0126L. S

PNUR 0126L Nursing Lab II: 1 semester hour.

Practical application of nursing interventions and procedures/skills within the nursing scope of practice. PREREQ or COREQ: PNUR 0112 or PNUR 0126. S

PNUR 0127 Drug Therapy of Nursing II: 2 semester hours.

This course continues the principles of clinical drug therapy with emphasis on the knowledge and interventions needed to maximize therapeutic effects and to prevent or minimize adverse effects of drugs as related to patient care in the nursing practice. Introduces principles of IV therapy. PREREQ: PNUR 0123 COREQ: PNUR 0126. S

PNUR 0131 Clinical Foundations of Nursing III: 3 semester hours.

Theory and principles of nursing care are applied within the clinical setting. PREREQ: PNUR 0121. COREQ: PNUR 0140. Su

PNUR 0133 Intravenous Therapy for the Practical Nurse: 1 semester hour.

Principles and practice of intravenous therapy for the Practical Nurse. Fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, parenteral solutions, infection control relating to IV therapy, central venous access, intravenous nutritional support, and clinical skills relating to intravenous therapy. PREREQ or COREQ: PNUR 0110 or permission of instructor. COREQ: PNUR 0133L. S

PNUR 0133L Intravenous Therapy Lab for the Practical Nurse: 1 semester hour.

Application of intravenous therapy skills for the practical nurse. COREQ: PNUR 0110 or permission of instructor and PNUR 0133. S

PNUR 0137 Clinical Foundations of Nursing IV: 1 semester hour.

Clinical experience in a variety of settings, including leadership roles within the practical nursing scope of practice. COREQ: PNUR 0140. Su

PNUR 0138 Mental Health for the Practical Nurse: 1 semester hour.

Nursing care of the patient and family experiencing psycho-social and mental health disorders within acute, chronic, and community settings. PREREQ: PNUR 0127. COREQ: PNUR 0131. Su

PNUR 0139 Community-Based Populations I: 1 semester hour.

Nursing care of community-based populations. Practical nursing concepts across the life-span in community-based settings. Apply critical thinking and nursing process strategies within community-based settings. COREQ: PNUR 0131. Su

PNUR 0140 Nursing Leadership I: 1 semester hour.

Theory of first-level management skills for the practical nurse role. This course meets the criteria set forth by the Board of Nursing for the LPN Charge Nurse Role. PREREQ: PNUR 0112 and PNUR 0126. COREQ: PNUR 0131. Su

PNUR 0150 Veteran to Nurse Pharmacology: 1-5 semester hours.

Provides an overview of drugs and their actions as related to patient care within the scope of practical nursing practice. The basics of safe medication administration, including dosage calculations, safe handling of medications, IV therapy and technology related to drug administration. PREREQ: Prior military health care service and admission to the program is required. F, S, Su

PNUR 0151 Veteran to Nurse Nursing Fundamentals: 1-4 semester hours.

Provides the principles of disease transmission, therapeutic communication, patient teaching/learning, medication administration, and the nursing process; theory of basic clinical skills is identified which provide the foundation for practical nursing. Provides the theory for the principles of intravenous therapy for the Practical Nurse. PREREQ: Prior military health care service and admission to the program is required. COREQ: PNUR 0155. F, S, Su

PNUR 0152 Veteran to Nurse Medical Surgical Nursing: 1-7 semester hours.

Provides theoretical principles of disease processes in the care of the ill adult; includes concepts of normal and abnormal aging in the older adult and in community-based settings. Includes theoretical principles of care for patients experiencing mental health disorders. PRE-or-COREQ: PNUR 0151. COREQ; PNUR 0156. F, S, Su

PNUR 0153 Veteran to Nurse Maternal Child Nursing: 1-3 semester hours.

Provides the theoretical principles of practical nursing care of the child-bearing woman and newborn; disorders of childhood and the principles of pediatric nursing care. Principles of normal growth and development of the child are incorporated. PREREQ: PNUR 0151. COREQ: PNUR 0157. F, S, Su

PNUR 0154 Veteran to Nurse Issues in Nursing: 1-3 semester hours.

Provides theoretical knowledge in the roles and responsibilities of the practical nurse including leadership, patient advocacy, professionalism and delegation. Legal and ethical trends are explored. NCLEX-PN exam preparation is included. PREREQ: PNUR 0151. COREQ: PNUR 0158. F, S, Su

PNUR 0155 Veteran to Nurse Fundamental Practicum: 1-3 semester hours.

Provides practical application of the nursing process and basic clinical skills which develops the foundation for nursing practice. Provides practice of intravenous therapy within the practical nursing scope and includes the administration of medications. Course may contain laboratory, virtual, simulation and real-time clinical experiences. PREREQ: PNUR 0150. COREQ: PNUR 0151. F, S, Su

PNUR 0156 Veteran to Nurse Medical Surgical Practicum: 1-4 semester hours.

Provides application of medical-surgical nursing interventions and procedures/skills within the scope of the practical nurse; including care of adult clients with a variety of disease processes and in a variety of settings (mental health, outpatient, inpatient and community health). Course may contain laboratory, virtual, simulation and real-time clinical experiences. PREREQ: PNUR 0155. COREQ: PNUR 0152. F, S, Su

PNUR 0157 Veteran to Nurse Maternal Child Practicum: 1-2 semester hours.

Provides application of obstetrical and pediatric theory and procedures/skills within the scope of the practical nurse; including care of pregnant women, neonates, and pediatric patients (well and ill) in a variety of settings (outpatient, inpatient and community-based settings). Course may contain laboratory, virtual, simulation and real-time clinical experiences. PREREQ: PNUR 0156. COREQ: PNUR 0153. F, S, Su

PNUR 0158 Veteran to Nurse Issues in Nursing Practicum: 1 semester hour.

Provides practical application of the development of leadership and professional skills for the practical nurse. Course may contain laboratory, virtual, simulation and real-time clinical experiences. PREREQ: PNUR 0152. COREQ: PNUR 0154. F, S, Su

PNUR 0198 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.

This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

PNUR 0199 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.

PNUR 0296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.

Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D

PNUR 0296V Veteran to Nurse Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.

Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D

PNUR 0298 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.

Addresses the specific needs of industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D