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PN 101 Practical Nursing Concepts 1
8 Credits. 5 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the practical nursing role with applications of basic nursing skills in lab, simulation, and clinical settings. Topics include: pharmacology, safety, nursing process, nursing history and law, and alterations in health.
Prerequisites: Admitted to the Practical Nursing Certificate program, high school biology and chemistry within the past 7 years, and STNA (minimum grade C for all courses)
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PN 102 Practical Nursing Concepts 2
10 Credits. 7 Lecture Hours. 9 Lab Hours.

A continuation of PN 101, with applications of clinical reasoning and nursing skills in classroom, lab, simulation, and clinical settings. Topics include: mental health, and care of the patient with alterations in health across the lifespan.
Prerequisites: PN 101
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PN 103 Practical Nursing Concepts 3
6 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours.

A continuation of PN 102 focusing on preparation for transition to the role of the practical nurse, with applications of nursing skills. Topics include: care of the patient with complex alterations in health, women?s health/OB, and the professional role.
Prerequisites: PN 102
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PN 110 Foundations of Practical Nursing
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the role of the practical nurse in the healthcare system. Topics include: nursing history, scope of practice and law, safety, administering medication safely, the health/wellness continuum, cultural sensitivity, geriatrics, nursing processes, and holistic nursing care.
Prerequisites: Admitted to the PN program, high school biology and chemistry within the past 7 years, and STNA (minimum grade C for all courses)
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PN 121 Alterations in Health 1
6 Credits. 6 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on evidence-based nursing care of patients with common health problems across the lifespan. Topics include: medical/surgical nursing, obstetrics/women's health, basic pediatrics, the hospitalized patient, mental health, and administering medication safely.
Prerequisites: PN 110, BIO 151, MCH 100, PSY 110 and (ENG 101 or ENG REQC) minimum grade C for all
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PN 122 Alterations in Health 2
8 Credits. 8 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A continuation of PN 121. Topics include: nursing care of individuals with alterations in health, gerontology, and end of life care.
Prerequisites: PN 121 and BIO 152 (minimum grade C for both), and PN 181
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PN 125 Academic Success Strategies for Practical Nursing
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on strategies for academic success in the Practical Nursing Certificate program. Topics include: building skills in critical thinking, studying, mathematics, and test-taking; improving time management skills; and developing effective communication and conflict resolution skills.
Prerequisites: Instructor consent
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PN 180 Foundations of Practical Nursing Clinical
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

Students apply theory and skills related to the role of the practical nurse in laboratory and clinical settings. Topics include: nursing processes, data collection, clinical reasoning, therapeutic communication, infection control, and evidence-based nursing care.
Prerequisites: Admitted to the PN program, high school biology and chemistry within the past 7 years, and STNA (minimum grade C for all courses)
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PN 181 Alterations in Health Clinical 1
2 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 6 Lab Hours.

Students apply theory and skills related to evidence-based nursing care of patients with common health problems across the lifespan, in laboratory and clinical settings. Topics include: fluid and electrolytes, IV therapy, wound care, urinary catheters, tracheostomy care, and suctioning.
Prerequisites: PN 110, BIO 151, MCH 100, PSY 110 and (ENG 101 or ENG REQC), (minimum grade C for all), and PN 180
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PN 182 Alterations in Health Clinical 2
2 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 6 Lab Hours.

A continuation of PN 181. Students apply theory and skills in laboratory and clinical settings. Topics include: IV therapy, and administering medication safely.
Prerequisites: PN 121 and BIO 152 (minimum grade C for both), and PN 181
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PN 185 Practical Nursing Role Transition
2 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 8 Lab Hours.

Students apply practical nursing knowledge and skills while working with diverse groups of patients. Topics include: professionalism, and transition from student to practical nurse role. To pass the course, students must achieve a predetermined score on a national standardized exam.
Prerequisites: PN 122 (minimum grade C), and PN 182
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PN 198 First Year Special Topics in Practical Nursing
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Practical Nursing, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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PN 199 First Year Independent Project in Practical Nursing
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Practical Nursing that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Practical Nursing faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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PN 298 Second Year Special Topics in Practical Nursing
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Practical Nursing, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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PN 299 Second Year Independent Project in Practical Nursing
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Practical Nursing that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Practical Nursing faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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