Course Descriptions

Practical Nurse, TC

PNR 120 KSPN Foundations of Nursing 4 Cr Hrs

 

This course utilizes the nursing standards of practice based on principles of biology, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural to meet the needs of clients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on basic nursing skills, patient safety and therapeutic communication. Concepts and skills are enhanced in subsequent courses. Prerequisites: CNA certificate, ALH110, BIO106, BIO150, CED115, PSY101, PSY120, CPR001

 

PNR 121 KSPN Foundations of Nursing Clinical 2 Cr Hrs

This course explores the art and science of nursing in this clinical course. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process, cultural and spiritual awareness, communication, data collection, performance of basic nursing skills, and documentation. Principles of safe medication administration are introduced. Prerequisites: P-PNR120-CR (concurrent enrollment in PNR 122, 123, 124)

PNR 122 Pharmacology 3 Cr Hrs

This course introduces the principles of pharmacology, drug classifications, and the effects of selected medications on the human body. The nursing process is used as the framework for ensuring safe and effective nursing care for clients across the lifespan. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in PNR120, 121,122,123

 PNR 123 KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing I 4 Cr Hrs

This course focuses on the effect of disorders of selected systems throughout the lifespan and applies the nursing process in meeting basic needs. Health promotion and maintenance, rehabilitation and continuity of care are emphasized. The role of the practical nurse is incorporated throughout. Prerequisites: P-PNR124 – CR-(Concurrent enrollment in PNR120, 121,122,123)

PNR 124 KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing I Clinical 3 Cr Hrs

Simulated and actual care situation of selected systems throughout the life span, utilizing acute and long-term care settings. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills. Prerequisites: P-PNR123 – CR-(Concurrent enrollment in PNR120, 121,122,123)

PNR 126 KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing II 4 Cr Hrs

This course focuses on the effect of disorders of selected systems throughout the lifespan using the nursing process in meeting basic needs. Prevention, rehabilitation and continuity of care are emphasized. The role of the practical nurse is incorporated throughout. Prerequisites: P-(successful completion of PNR120,121,122,123,124,127) – CR-(concurrent enrollment in PNR126,130,131,132,134,135)

PNR 127 KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical 3 Cr Hrs

This experience uses simulated and actual care situations of selected systems throughout the lifespan, utilizing acute and long-term care settings. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking and clinical decision-making skill development. Principles of leadership for the practical nurse will be implemented, as well as multi-task management skills for transition as a practical nurse. Prerequisites: P-(successful completion of PNR120,121,122,123,124,127) – CR-(concurrent enrollment in PNR126,130,131,132,134,135)

PNR 130 KSPN Maternal Child Nursing 2 Cr Hrs

This course focuses on pre- and post-natal maternal nursing care, as well as, the care of children from infancy to adolescence. Emphasis is given to normal reproduction and frequently occurring biological, cultural, spiritual and psychosocial needs of the child-bearing and child-rearing family. Prerequisites: P-(successful completion of PNR120, 121,122,123,124,131) – CR-(concurrent enrollment in PNR126, 132,134,135)

PNR 131 KSPN Maternal Child Nursing Clinical 1 Cr Hrs

This clinical course applies concepts from Maternal Child I. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process and meeting the basic needs of the maternal child client. Prerequisites: P-(successful completion of PNR120, 121,122,123,124,131) – CR-(concurrent enrollment in PNR126, 132,134,135)

PNR 132 KSPN Gerontology Nursing 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to explore issues related to the aging adult using the nursing process as the organizing framework. Also discussed are the impact of ageism, alterations in physiological and psychosocial functioning, and the role of the practical nurse in caring for older adult clients. Prerequisites: P-(successful completion of PNR120, 121,122,123,124)

PNR 134 Role Development 2 Cr Hr

This course expands the leadership and management skills necessary for personal and career growth and development. Assignment, delegation, teamwork and conflict management are emphasized. Provides opportunities to acquire additional knowledge in areas of concern. Builds on areas of strength to improve chances of being successful on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX- PN). Prerequisites: P-(successful completion of PNR120, 121,122,123,124)

PNR 135 KSPN Mental Health Nursing 2 Cr Hrs

This course explores basic concepts and trends in mental health nursing. Therapeutic modalities and client behavior management are discussed. Emphasis is placed on using the nursing process and meeting the basic human needs of the mental health client. Prerequisites: P-(successful completion of PNR120, 121,122,123,124)

ALH 110 Principles of Nutrition 3 Cr Hrs

Designed to help students increase their knowledge concerning their personal state of nutrition using self-studies and computer analysis. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to evaluate a person’s state of nutrition considering the impact of social, scientific, psychological, political, and environmental influences upon eating patterns and habits. 

BIO 150 Human Anatomy & Physiology 5 Cr Hrs

A detailed study of the structure and function of the human body. Laboratory work includes tissue examination, basic physiological experiments and structural identification of all organ systems.  Prerequisite:  The student must complete one of the following, BIO 110 Principles of Biology, BIO 100 Biology Review, or successful completion of a life science lab class within the past five years.  If student has taken a lab science class more than 5 years, the student will be required to enroll in BIO100 Biology Review

CED 101 Computer Applications 3 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop students’ computer literacy, keyboarding skills and to meet the needs of students in the associate degree programs and technical certificate programs. The student will learn from hands-on experiences basic skills in file management utilities, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment.

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior as it applies to daily living. Course includes history, basic theories and biological bases of behavior, development, cognitive processes, individual awareness, motivation, emotion, personal adjustment, social psychology, and abnormal psychology and therapies.

PSY 120 Developmental Psychology 3 Cr Hrs

A study of individual development from conception through death. This includes the general areas of biological, physical, cognitive, social, emotional and personality development at each stage of life. Prerequisite: PSY101 General Psychology with a minimum grade of “C” or better