VOCATIONAL, LEGAL, AND ETHICAL CONCEPTS
Teaches vocational responsibilities of the Practical Nurse to the patient, family community, and coworkers. Nursing organizations, local, state and national health resources, and concepts of delegation appropriate to the level of practice are also covered.
Pharmacology I is an introduction to the history of drugs, use of drug references, principles of drug actions and interaction, principles of drug administration, and their legal implications for the nurse.
NURSING OF THE GERIATRIC PATIENT
This course covers the normal aging processes, characteristics of aging, special problems associated with aging and caring for the aging adult.
BASIC NURSING PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS I
Co-requisite: LPN 1115. This course covers the fundamental principles, skills, and attitudes needed to give nursing care and prevent the spread of disease. Procedures used in the care of the sick and the ability to adapt them to various situations are discussed. Students will learn to document their observations and interventions.
Co-requisite: LPN 1114. Clinical skills will be practiced, observed, and evaluated by the instructors in the lab and clinical settings.
NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS
The importance of nutrition and its relation to proper growth and functioning and the maintenance of health are covered.
BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
Includes anatomy and physiology of the human body and its systems, a foundation for understanding the principles of maintaining positive health, as well as understanding deviations from normal. It is the basis for Nursing of the Adult Patient, Maternal-Child Nursing, Pediatric and Geriatric Nursing. Principles are integrated with this course.
NURSING OF ADULTS WITH MEDICAL AND SURGICAL CONDITIONS I
Study of common conditions of illness and the nursing care of adult patients in acute, sub-acute, or convalescent stages of illness. The basis for this course is Body Structure and Function and includes aspects and principles of Nutrition; Basic Nursing; Pharmacology; Vocational, Legal, and Ethical concepts with attention to cultural diversity.
NURSING OF ADULTS WITH MEDICAL/SURGICAL CONDITIONS II
Continuation of Nursing of Adults with Medical-Surgical Conditions I. The study of common conditions of illness and the nursing care of adult patients in acute, sub-acute, or convalescent stages of illness. The basis for this course is Body Structure and Function and includes aspects and principles of Nutrition, Basic Nursing, Pharmacology, Vocational, Legal, and Ethical concepts with attention to cultural diversity. Nutrition, pharmacology and basic nursing principles are integrated throughout this course.
NURSING OF MOTHERS AND INFANTS
Nutrition for the mother and the developing fetus and the basic nursing skills to care for the mother during antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods are studied.
Prerequisite: LPN 1115.
This course focuses on the skills needed by the nurse to provide the care in a safe and comforting manner.
CLINICAL: 8 HOURS
Prerequisite: LPN 1115. This course focuses on the skills needed by the nurse to provide the care in a safe and comforting manner.
BASIC NURSING PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS II
Prerequisite: LPN 1114. This course covers the advanced skills and procedures concerned with administrating safe patient care. Skills related to the maternal-child and pediatric patients are included.
Prerequisite: LPN 1102. A continuation of LPN 1102. The preparation of drugs by enteral, parenteral, and percutaneous administration is continued. Intravenous medications, delivery systems, and techniques for administration are included in this course.
NURSING OF CHILDREN
Principles of growth and development, nursing of the infant through adolescence and the behavior of well and sick children are studied in this course. Differences in the functioning of the child=s body systems are contrasted with that of the adult patient as well as differences in the child=s response to illness.
NURSING OF ADULTS WITH MEDICAL/SURGICAL CONDITIONS III
Prerequisite: LPN 1202.
A continuation of Medical-Surgical Nursing. This course is the study of the body system disorders, their diagnostic methods, treatment or surgical procedures, therapeutic nutrition, and pharmacological modalities.
Prerequisite: LPN 1115.
Includes clinical areas in the mental health, pediatric, and specialty areas of the clinical facilities. The opportunity to practice advanced basic nursing and pediatric procedures will be offered during these rotations.
CLINICAL: 8 HOURS
Prerequisite: LPN 1115. Includes clinical areas in the mental health, pediatric, and specialty areas of the clinical facilities. The opportunity to practice advanced basic nursing and pediatric procedures will be offered during these rotations.
This course presents topics such as personality development patterns, developmental task throughout the life-cycle, mental disease, and emotional problems as well as chemical dependency. Geriatric, maternal, and pediatric problems are included. Therapeutic communication techniques are stressed.
LPN 2991, 2992, 2993, 2994, 2995, 2996
SPECIAL TOPICS FOR LPN
This course is designed to introduce students to specific areas in Practical Nursing. Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student. The topic will vary from offering to offering; thus, the course may be taken more than once for a total of 6 hours. This course requires 15 clock hours per one semester credit hour.
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