Academic Catalog

Practical Nursing (PN)

PN 118  Maternal-Child Health for Practical Nursing  (4 credits)  

Students use the nursing process, within the scope of practical nursing, to identify physiological and psychological stresses interfering with the well-being of the childbearing woman, the newborn infant, and children. The emphasis of this course is on providing basic nursing care to assist the client to adapt to or eliminate stresses which interfere with maternal and child health. Five weeks; summer term only. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 70 hours in a clinical setting per 5-week summer term. Current CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 105 and NURS 107 and NURS 112, PN 121, PN 122

PN 121  Medical-Surgical Nursing for Practical Nursing  (5 credits)  

Within the scope of practical nursing, students use the nursing process in a structured setting to provide nursing care for clients who are experiencing acute or chronic physiological stressors throughout the life span and help promote physiological and psychological well-being. Ten weeks; summer term only. Course includes 50 hours of lecture and 70 hours in a clinical setting per 10-week summer term. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 105 and NURS 107 and NURS 112, PN 122, PN 118

PN 122  Practical Nursing Issues  (0.5 credits)  

This course provides students with information about issues and trends that influence their careers in practical nursing. Content includes the development of nursing, legal and ethical issues affecting nursing, and career opportunities and challenges. Five weeks; summer term only. Course includes 5 hours of lecture per 5-week summer term.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 105 and NURS 107 and NURS 112, PN 118, PN 121