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Practical Nurse Program (PNP)

PNP 1100 - Special Studies

Individual study of a particular area of nursing. Course content proposal and course objectives to be developed by the student or group of students and instructor, depending on the identified ned and/or interest of the student. The Division Chair of Nursing and Program Director will make assignment of appropriate course credit. Prerequisite: Certificate of Completion in Nursing Assistant Theory and Clinical.
Units: 1-6
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1212 - Legal & Ethical Aspects

Covers personal development, ethical, legal and social responsibilities as related to the role of the practical nurse. This course will also incorporate communication skills & the concept of delegation for the practical nurse. Information also includes the various nursing organizations and local, state, and national health resources. Summer.
Units: 2
Offered: Summer Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1225 - Anatomy And Physiology

Examines the human body and its systems as a foundation for understanding the principles of maintaining positive health as well as understanding deviations from the norm. Each unit in this course involves the study of a major system of the body and the interlocking dependency of one system upon another, with contributions of each system to the wellbeing of the body as a whole. Integrated campus labs are scheduled. Summer
Units: 5
Offered: Summer Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1232 - Mental Health Nursing

This course includes an introduction to common conditions of mental illness, prevention of such conditions, and the care of the patient suffering from abnormal mental and emotional responses. (Mental hygiene aspects will be integrated throughout the course.) Fall
Units: 2
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1307 - Basic Concepts Of Nursing

American Heart Association & the National Safety Council Guidelines are followed during CPR & First Aid instruction. Basic Concepts of Nursing includes fundamental principles, skills, and attitudes needed to give nursing care. Emphasis is placed on skill, nutrition, safety, comfort, & preventive measures for the spread of disease. A development for awareness in responsibility to communicate and document observations using appropriate medical terms are integrated throughout this course of study. Integrated campus lab scheduled for practice and competency demonstrations. Prerequisites: PNP 1212 Legal & Ethical Aspects, PNP 1225 Anatomy and Physiology Concurrent: PNP 1232 Mental Health Nursing and PNP 1364 Clinical and Clinical Research. Fall
Units: 7
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1331 - Gerontological Nursing I

This course includes the normal aging process in relationship to changes in the body systems and common conditions and characteristics experienced by the older adult. This course also deals with the emotional responses, care facilities and financial status in relation to growing older. With conclusion of gerontological nursing the student will be ready to demonstrate knowledge obtained from the class room activities to the clinical setting. Prerequisites: PNP 1212 Legal & Ethical Aspects, PNP 1225 Anatomy and Physiology. Concurrent: PNP 1232 Mental Health Nursing, PNP 1307 Basic Concepts, PNP 1342 Pharmacology I, PNP 1364 Clinical and Clinical Research. Fall
Units: 1
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1342 - Pharmacology I

This course is designed to give the student the fundamentals of pharmacology. Math concepts include the various systems of measurements used in nursing and conversion between systems, common abbreviations, calculation of drug dosages and specific drug formulas, and using information obtained from drug labels and from physician’s orders. This course presents an introduction to pharmacology, drug names, standards, references, principles of drug action, and interactions. The nursing process and patient education in relation to pharmacology is presented. Medication administration includes safety, systems of administration and routes of administration, including intravenous administration. The course will be completed with classifications of medications so that the student will be prepared to begin Pharmacology II. Integrated campus lab is scheduled. Prerequisites: PNP 1212 Legal & Ethical Aspects, PNP 1225 Anatomy and Physiology. Concurrent: PNP 1351 Medical Surgical Nursing I, PNP 1307 Basic Concepts, and PNP 1331 Gerontological Nursing I, and PNP 1364 Clinical and Clinical Research. Fall
Units: 2
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1351 - Medical Surgical Nursing I

Explores end of life nursing, how to care for the patient and the family. Included, is the care of the patient with cancer. Concepts of this course will be continued in Medical Surgical Nursing II. Prerequisites: PNP 1212 Legal & Ethical Aspects, PNP 1225 Anatomy and Physiology. Concurrent: Concurrent: PNP 1351 Medical Surgical Nursing I, PNP 1307 Basic Concepts, and PNP 1331 Gerontological Nursing I, and PNP 1364 Clinical and Clinical Research. Fall
Units: 1
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1363 - Clinical & Clinical Research I

Begins the practice of appropriate patient care. Clinical areas will be chosen and supervision provided in cooperation with area health facilities. Rotation plans will provide time in each facet of health care available in local clinical facilities. Clinical Research may be required concerning patient care, medications, treatments and procedures. Clinical experiences include care of the geriatric patient, basic nursing principles and skills, and care of the adult patients with Medical and Surgical conditions. Prerequisites: PNP 1131 Medical Terminology, PNP 1212 Legal & Ethical Aspects, PNP 1232 Mental Health Nursing, PNP 1225 Anatomy and Physiology, PNP 1307 Basic Concepts of Nursing, PNP 1331 Gerontological Nursing,. Concurrent: PNP 1342 Pharmacology I and PNP 1351 Medical-Surgical Nursing I and PNP 1322 Nutrition. Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1364 - Clinical And Clinical Research I

Begins the practice of appropriate patient care. Clinical areas will be chosen and supervision provided in cooperation with area health facilities. Rotation plans will provide time in each facet of health care available in local clinical facilities. Clinical Research may be required concerning patient care, medications, treatments including diet therapy and procedures. Clinical experiences include care of the geriatric patient, basic nursing principles and skills, and care of the adult patients with Medical and Surgical conditions. Prerequisites: PNP 1212 Legal & Ethical Aspects, PNP 1225 Anatomy and Physiology. Concurrent: PNP 1232 Mental Health Nursing, PNP 1307 Basic Concepts of Nursing, PNP 1331 Gerontological Nursing, PNP 1342 Pharmacology I, and PNP 1351 Medical-Surgical Nursing I. Fall
Units: 4
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1412 - Maternity Nursing

Includes the modern aspects of maternity nursing with an emphasis on normal obstetrics. The components of maternity nursing are anatomy and physiology, communication skills, prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum, care of the newborn, and family planning. Prerequisites: PNP 1307 Basic Concepts of Nursing, PNP 1342 Pharmacology, and PNP 1351 Medical-Surgical Nursing I and PNP 1364 Clinical I. Concurrent: PNP 1456 Clinical II. Spring
Units: 2
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1413 - Maternity Nursing

Includes the modern aspects of maternity nursing with an emphasis on normal obstetrics. The components of maternity nursing are anatomy and physiology, communication skills, prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum, care of the newborn, and family planning. Clinical experiences involving the care of woman and infants are included in this course. Prerequisites: PNP 1307 Basic Concepts of Nursing, PNP 1322 Nutrition, PNP 1232 Mental Health Nursing, PNP 1342 Pharmacology, and PNP 1351 Medical-Surgical Nursing I and PNP 1363 Clinical I. Summer
Units: 3
Offered: Summer Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1422 - Nursing Of Children

Includes principles of growth and development from infancy to adolescence. Content will also include behaviors of well and ill children. Prerequisites: PNP 1307 Basic Concepts of Nursing, PNP 1342 Pharmacology I, and PNP 1351 Medical-Surgical Nursing I and PNP 1364 Clinical I. Co-requisites: PNP 1432 Pharmacology II, PNP 1445 Medical-Surgical Nursing II and PNP 1456 Clinical and Clinical Research II. Spring.
Units: 2
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1432 - Pharmacology II

This course will continue the course of Pharmacology I, and presents the theory of the purposes, properties, doses, actions and reactions commonly associated with specific drugs. The most commonly used drugs of each type are studied as the student comes in contact with new drugs; the relationship to those that have been studied should become clear. The drugs are presented as they affect body systems. This method makes it more convenient to integrate the material with Medical Surgical Nursing. Prerequisites: PNP 1307 Basic Concepts of Nursing, PNP 1331 Gerontological Nursing, PNP 1342 Pharmacology, and PNP 1351 Medical-Surgical Nursing I and PNP 1364 Clinical I. Co-requisites: PNP 1432 Pharmacology II, PNP 1445 Medical-Surgical Nursing II and PNP 1456 Clinical and Clinical Research II. Spring.
Units: 2
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1433 - Medical Surgical Nursing II Part I

Covers common conditions of illness. Includes nursing care of patients in acute, sub-acute or convalescent stages of illness of short and long term duration, nutrition and administration of drugs. Builds on concepts from Medical Surgical Nursing I Prerequisites: PNP 1307 Basic Concepts of Nursing, PNP 1322 Nutrition, PNP 1342 Pharmacology, and PNP 1351 Medical-Surgical Nursing I and PNP 1363 Clinical I. Concurrent : PNP 1463 Clinical II. Fall
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1443 - Medical Surgical Nursing II Part 2

Continues to build on Medical Surgical Nursing I and II, part I. Includes nursing care of patients in acute, sub-acute or convalescent stages of illness of short and long term duration, nutrition and administration of drugs. Prerequisites: PNP 1432 Pharmacology, PNP 1433 Medical Surgical Nursing II, part I, and PNP 1453 Clinical. Concurrent: PNP 1463 Clinical II and PNP 1422 Nursing of Children. Spring
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1445 - Medical Surgical Nursing II

Covers common conditions of illness. Includes nursing care of patients in acute, sub-acute or convalescent stages of illness of short and long term duration, nutrition and administration of drugs. Builds on concepts from Medical Surgical Nursing I Prerequisites: PNP 1307 Basic Concepts of Nursing, PNP 1331 Gerontological Nursing, PNP 1342 Pharmacology, and PNP 1351 Medical-Surgical Nursing I and PNP 1364 Clinical I. Co-requisites: PNP 1432 Pharmacology II, PNP 1445 Medical-Surgical Nursing II and PNP 1456 Clinical and Clinical Research II. Spring.
Units: 5
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1453 - Clinical & Clinical Research II

This course is a continuation of clinical experience in various health care settings. Clinical rotations include specialty areas such as operating room, administration of medications, and nursing procedures. Clinical areas will be chosen and supervision provided in cooperation with area health facilities. Rotation plans will cover each facet of health care in the clinical facilities. Research is a requirement of this clinical experience. Includes clinical experience in care of the geriatric patient, and care of the adult patient with Medical Surgical and Mental Health problems. Prerequisites: PNP 1307 Basic Concepts of Nursing, PNP 1322 Nutrition, PNP 1232 Mental Health Nursing, PNP 1342 Pharmacology, PNP 1351 Medical-Surgical Nursing I, PNP 1363 Clinical I, PNP 1413 Maternity Nursing. Concurrent: PNP 1433 Medical Surgical Nursing II, and PNP 1432 Pharmacology II. Fall
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1456 - Clinical & Clinical Research II

This course is a continuation of clinical experience in various health care settings that allows for the care of medical and surgical patients with physical and psychological needs. Clinical rotations include specialty areas such as maternal-child and mental health . Emphasis is on safe care including the administration of medications, performance of nursing procedures and coordination of care. Research may be required before the clinical experience. . Prerequisites: PNP 1307 Basic Concepts of Nursing, PNP 1331 Gerontological Nursing, PNP 1342 Pharmacology, and PNP 1351 Medical Surgical Nursing I and PNP 1364 Clinical I. Co-requisites: PNP 1432 Pharmacology II, PNP 1445 Medical-Surgical Nursing II and PNP 1456 Clinical and Clinical Research II. Spring.
Units: 6
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program

PNP 1463 - Clinical & Clinical Research II

Care of patients in a variety of settings is included in this rotation, including administration of medications, and nursing procedures. Clinical areas will be chosen and supervision provided in cooperation with area health facilities. Rotation plans will cover each facet of health care in the clinical facilities. Research is a requirement of this clinical experience. Continues to build on clinical experiences in care of the adult patient with Medical Surgical problems. Prerequisites: PNP 1331 Gerentological Nursing, PNP 1433 Medical Surgical Nursing II, part 1 and PNP 1453 Clinical. Concurrent: PNP 1443 Medical Surgical Nursing II, part 2 and PNP 1422 Nursing of Children. Spring
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Practical Nursing Program