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NPN 100   Personal and Vocational Concepts ...   1

Prerequisites: Acceptance into practical nursing program.

Role of LPN in relationship to other members of health care team. Includes nursing history, professional ethics, and interpersonal relations in today's health care setting.

Corequisites: NPN 101, NPN 111, NPN 121

NPN 101   Fundamentals of Nursing ...   7

Prerequisites: Acceptance into practical nursing program.

Emphasis on nursing process as students apply principles of physical, biological, and social sciences. Introduction of basic nutrition and pharmacology. Presents elements of health and disease. Introduces basic concepts of nursing.

Corequisites: NPN 100, NPN 111, NPN 121, BIO 240, BIO 243, and ENG 096 or ENG 101.

NPN 102   Maternal-Child Nursing ...   6

Prerequisites: BIO 240, BIO 243, ENG 096 or ENG 101, NPN 100, NPN 101, NPN 111, NPN 121.

Presents family centered approach to pregnancy, birth, and adaptation to extrauterine life. Examines stressors involved in labor and delivery and explores human sexuality and its role in growth and development. Present process of growth and development throughout the life span. Diseases common to the pediatric client. Explores impact on client of psychosocial, physical, and spiritual stressors. Common issues and problems encountered in individual, family, and community living. Environmental and social health factors as related to appropriate developmental stages. Summer.

Corequisites: NPN 112

NPN 111   Fundamentals of Nursing Laboratory ...   0

Students gain comprehensive knowledge and ability to safely and accurately perform nursing skills in a safe learning environment using multi-media, textbooks, self-direction, demonstrations and lab staff assistance.  Included: vital signs, hygiene and medical asepsis, partial ongoing assessment (shift assessment), mobility and medication administration.

Corequisites: NPN 100, NPN 101, NPN 121.

NPN 112   Maternal-Child Nursing Laboratory ...   0

Students gain comprehensive knowledge and ability to safely and accurately perform nursing skills in a safe learning environment using multi-media, textbooks, self-direction, demonstrations and lab staff assistance.  Included: sterile technique, dressing changes, urinary elimination, pediatric care and obstetrical care.

Corequisites: NPN 102

NPN 121   Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical ...   0

Students care for patients in nursing home, health care center, or hospital. Administration of medications is a part of clinical experience. Eight clinical laboratory hours per week. Included in clinical hours are two clinical post conference hours, one hour for each day of clinical experience.

Corequisites: NPN 101, NPN 111.

NPN 151   Medical Surgical Nursing I ...   11

Prerequisites: BIO 240, BIO 243, ENG 096, NPN 100, NPN 101, NPN 102, NPN 111, NPN 112, NPN 121.

Emphasis on human growth and development while studying human adaptive and maladaptive responses to disturbances in nutrition and fluid balance, gastrointestinal, and other body systems. Presents illnesses that interfere with these processes throughout life span with focuses on physiological, psychological, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects during each stage of development.

Corequisites: NPN 161, NPN 171, BIO 241, BIO 244, PSY 101.

NPN 152   Medical Surgical Nursing II ...   8

Prerequisites: BIO 241, BIO 244, PSY 101, NPN 151, NPN 161, NPN 171.

Continuation of study of adaptive and maladaptive responses to internal and external stressors that interfere with wellness and require nursing care. Includes beginning management as well as disturbances in endocrine, reproductive, and other body systems. Presents illnesses that interface with these processes throughout the life span with focus on physiological, psychological, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects during each stage of development.

Corequisites: NPN 162, NPN 172.

NPN 161   Medical Surgical Nursing I Laboratory ...   0

Students gain comprehensive knowledge and ability to safely and accurately perform nursing skills in a safe learning environment using multi-media, textbooks, self-direction, demonstrations and lab staff assistance.  Included: peripheral intravenous therapy, nasogastric insertion, central venous catheters, enteral feedings and ostomy care.

Corequisites: NPN 151, NPN 171

NPN 162   Medical Surgical Nursing II Laboratory ...   0

Students gain comprehensive knowledge and ability to safely and accurately perform nursing skills in a safe learning environment using multi-media, textbooks, self-direction, demonstrations and lab staff assistance.  Included: tracheostomy care and respiratory suctioning.

Corequisites: NPN 152, NPN 172

NPN 171   Medical Surgical Nursing I Clinical ...   0

Students plan, administer, and evaluate nursing care to patients in both acute and extended care facilities. Observation experiences provided in operating room, recovery room, emergency room, and other hospital and community settings. Thirteen clinical laboratory hours per week. Included in clinical hours are two clinical post conference hours, one hour for each day of clinical experience.

Corequisites: NPN 151, NPN 161

NPN 172   Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical ...   0

Beginning management skills to plan, administer, and evaluate nursing care to patients in long term care facilities. Sixteen clinical laboratory hours per week. Included in clinical hours are two clinical post conference hours, one hour for each day of clinical experience.  Forty eight hours of preceptorship is included.

Corequisites: NPN 152, NPN 162