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Nursing - Practical Nursing Certificate (PNURS)
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¹General Education Hours (17) ²This course is required for any student who does not meet the CNA criteria for ranking. ³Variable tuition rate applies to this course. Prerequisite for LSC 2111, LSC 2112, or LSC 2110 is LSC 1101 (General Biology) or consent of the instructor.

General education courses must be completed before or during the semester they are scheduled. Students who do not complete the general education courses early or as scheduled will not be allowed to enroll in the next nursing course.

Evidence of completion of a study skills class is required for all students entering their first semester of the practical nursing program. GEN 1104 meets this requirement. Late admission may be allowed to take a study skills class during PNC 1211.

In the nursing program, one (1) credit hour is equivalent to fifty (50) minutes of theory or two (2) hours (100 minutes) of laboratory/clinical. A semester credit hour is equivalent to fifteen (15) hours of theory or thirty (30) hours of laboratory/clinical.

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Semester 1
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FA2016
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.

NUR 1201
Nursing I
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Admission into the 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 across the lifespan, and related therapeutic nursing interventions. The course progresses to simple alterations in basic needs which have a minimal impact on other basic needs and growth and development across the lifespan. 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 Certification.

NUR 1207
Fundamental Nursing Skills
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The purpose of this course is to provide the student with knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe, efficient direct care services to clients. The course focuses on fundamental nursing skills that assist the client to meet basic needs to maintain and/or restore optimal health. Modification of procedures is addressed to provide age-specific care and the concept of culturally congruent care is introduced. This course is for any person interested in developing direct client care skills and may be used as a bridge course for the nursing program for qualified health care workers.

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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SU2016
FA2016
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.

NUR 1202
Nursing II
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This course focuses on basic needs of a person across the lifespan in order to maintain optimal health. This course progresses from simple alterations in basic needs which have a minimal impact on other basic needs and growth and development across the lifespan to moderately complex alterations in basic needs which have a greater impact on other basic needs and growth and development across the lifespan. 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: NUR 1201 Nursing I, 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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FA2016
NUR 1203
Clinical Nursing
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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: 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, and current CPR Certification.

NUR 1206
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 attitudes 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, concurrent enrollment or completion of NUR 1203 Clinical Nursing.

Term Total
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Program Total
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