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Nursing - Practical Nursing Certificate (PNURS)
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The Practical Nursing Certificate program prepares individuals to write the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure as a practical nurse. Licensed practical nurses provide care to people of all ages and in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, long term care facilities, physician?s offices, home care agencies and community settings.

Persons interested in applying to the Practical Nursing Program may contact the program advisor at one of the four colleges in the IECC District. This information may also be accessed at www.iecc.edu/nursing. All prospective students are required to attend an advisement meeting to complete the application process. Contact a program advisor to schedule an advisement meeting.

The decision to allow an individual to take the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure or be granted a license after passing the exam rests with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
LSC 2111
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
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This course will study the structures and functions and cells, tissues, organs, and some organ systems of the human body. These systems include:integumentary, skeletal, muscular, urinary, and reproductive. Fluids, electrolytes, acids, and bases are also discussed. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will also be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: Two years of high school biology or equivalent or consent of instructor.

PNC 1211
Practical Nursing I
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Admission into the practical nursing program is required prior to enrollment in this course. This course introduces person, health, and nursing. The concepts of basic needs, growth and development, wellness-illness, and the nursing process are presented. The course focuses on the person's basic needs in order to maintain optimal health throughout the life cycle, and related therapeutic nursing interventions. The course progresses to simple alterations in basic needs. The activities of the nursing process are utilized to promote and maintain wellness. Learning experiences in various health care settings are correlated with classroom and nursing laboratory instruction. PREREQUISITE: Current CPR (healthcare provider) Certification.

PNC 1212
Practical Nursing II
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This course continues the introduction to person, health, and nursing. The concepts of basic needs, growth and development, wellness-illness, and the nursing process are continued. The course focuses on the person's basic needs in order to maintain optimal health throughout the life cycle, and related therapeutic nursing interventions. The course progresses to simple alterations in basic needs, and growth and development throughout the life cycle. The activities of the nursing process are utilized to promote and maintain wellness. Learning experiences in various health care settings are correlated with classroom and nursing laboratory instruction. PREREQUISITES:PNC 1211 Practical Nursing I, Current CPR (healthcare provider) Certification.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

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17
Semester 2
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FA2014
SP2015
ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

LSC 2112
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
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This course completes the study of the structure and function of human organ systems including nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, and digestive. Human cadavers or alternative selected mammal will be used to reinforce anatomical laboratory skills. Physiological mechanisms will be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: LSC 2111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I or its equivalent, or consent of instructor.

PNC 1213
Practical Nursing III
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This course focuses on basic needs of a person throughout the life cycle in order to maintain optimal health. This course progresses from simple to moderate alterations in basic needs and growth and development throughout the life cycle. The activities of the nursing process are used to promote and maintain wellness and restore to optimal health. Learning experiences in various healthcare settings are correlated with classroom and nursing laboratory instruction. PREREQUISITES:PNC 1211 Practical Nursing I, PNC 1212 Practical Nursing II, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology I, and current CPR Certification.

PNC 1214
Practical Nursing IV
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This course focuses on basic needs of a person throughout the life cycle in order to maintain optimal health. This course progresses from simple to moderate alterations in basic needs and growth and development throughout the life cycle. The activities of the nursing process are used to promote and maintain wellness and restore to optimal health. Learning experiences in various healthcare settings are correlated with classroom and nursing laboratory instruction. PREREQUISITES:PNC 1211 Practical Nursing I, PNC 1212 Practical Nursing II, PNC 1213 Practical Nursing III, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology I,and current CPR Certification.

PSY 2109
Human Growth and Development
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This course is a study of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of the individual across the entire human lifespan. Emphasis is placed upon development of emotional states, typical patterns of adjustments, principles of human growth, and practical applications of research findings to everyday life. PREREQUISITE: PSY 1101 General Psychology I or consent of instructor.

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20
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FA2014
SP2015
PNC 1215
Practical Nursing V
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This course includes an overview of the transition from the role of student to practical nurse. The course continues to focus on moderately complex alterations in basic needs which have a greater impact on other basic needs and growth and development throughout the life cycle. The activities of the nursing process are utilized to promote and maintain wellness, restore to optimal health or support through the dying process. Learning experiences in various health care settings are correlated with classroom and nursing laboratory instruction. Upon satisfactory completion, the graduate is eligible to write the NCLEX-PN. Upon passing the NCLEX-PN, the graduate is eligible to apply for practical nurse licensure. PREREQUISITES: PNC 1211 Practical Nursing I, PNC 1212 Practical Nursing II, PNC 1213 Practical Nursing III, PNC 1214 Practical Nursing IV, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology I, LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, ENG 1111 Composition I,PSY 2109 Human Growth and Development, and current CPR Certification.

PNC 1216
Practical Nurse Review Course
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This course provides a comprehensive review of nursing content needed to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The course reviews knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level for the practical nurse. The nursing process and client needs are addressed in health care situations that practical nurses commonly encounter. Strategies for managing test anxiety are discussed. Computer adaptive testing is reviewed as the technology for the NCLEX-PN. PREREQUISITES:NUR 1201 Nursing I, NUR 1202 Nursing II, LSC 2111 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, PSY 1101 General Psychology I, LSC 2112 Human Anatomy & Physiology II, PSY 2109 Human Growth & Development, ENG 1111 Composition I, current CPR Certification or concurrent enrollment or completion of NUR 1203 Clinical Nursing.

Term Total
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Program Total
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