Academics

PRNRS 098 PRACTICAL NURSING PRACTICE TRANSITION

7 Credit Hours (BEC)
This course is designed to promote the success of nursing students that are reentering the practical nursing program. The course will review previously learned nursing content/concepts to refresh and build upon the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to support and build upon the student's learning. The course will focus on knowledge deficits in nursing content areas and test-taking success strategies and ongoing remediation efforts to improve academic success.

Pre-requisite: Enrolled in the practical nursing program and eligible for readmission re-entry into the nursing program.


PRNRS 110 PRACTICAL NURSING I

9 Credit Hours (OC)
This course introduces nursing concepts using the nursing process and nursing interventions to meet basic human needs and adaptation. Emphasis is placed on learning the following concepts: patient-centered care, quality health care, technology and informatics, evidence-based practice, safety, collaboration, leadership, and professionalism. Principles of communication, assessments, basic nutrition, basic pharmacology, role of the practical nurse, scope of practice, ethics, health care law, health care delivery, health disparities, patient education, health promotion and safe medication administration, including accurate measurement and calculation are introduced. Fundamental application of knowledge, development of skills, and growth of professional attitude will be practiced in the lab and clinical settings.

Pre-requisite: Acceptance to the Practical Nursing curriculum and concurrently enrolled in BIOL 140 or completion with a grade of "C" or better


PRNRS 111 PRACTICAL NURSING II

9 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to reinforce concepts introduced in Practical Nursing I, and to develop intermediate and advanced knowledge and skills, focusing on using the nursing process to provide safe, culturally competent, therapeutic nursing care to individuals experiencing specific complex, acute and chronic health conditions. Pharmacological principles and safe medication administration, including accurate dosage calculation will also be reinforced. Emphasis is placed on advancing the role of advocacy and accountability with communication, coordination, prioritization, delegation, and documentation to provide safe and effective nursing care. Incorporating concepts identified in this course, students will apply knowledge and develop skills, and refine professional attitude, in the lab and clinical setting.

Pre-requisite: Completion of PRNRS 110 and BIOL 140 with a grade of "C" or better


PRNRS 112 PRACTICAL NURSING III

4 Credit Hours (OC)
This course is designed to further develop concepts unique to maternal-child nursing, while utilizing a holistic approach to care and nursing process to assess and manage the health and illness needs of the childbearing and childrearing family. The course will focus on various phases of childbearing, including antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum, as well as complications of the individual and neonate. The childrearing component of the course will focus on growth and development from newborn to adolescence, health promotion and prevention, community resources, communicable diseases, immunizations, cognitive impairment, and common pediatric health alterations. Emphasis is placed on nursing concepts including family-centered care, professionalism, interdisciplinary communication and collaboration, evidence-based practice, clinical judgment, and legal and ethical standards. Incorporating concepts identified in this course, students will apply knowledge and develop skills, and refine professional attitude, in the clinical setting, and be able to provide safe nursing care to selected obstetric and pediatric patients.

Pre-requisite: Completion of PRNRS 110 and BIOL 140 with a grade of "C" or better.