Practical Nursing (PRNS)

PRNS 110, INTRODUCTION TO MEDICATIONS 1 (1)

A course designed to provide the student with information basic to the administration of medication. An emphasis is placed on the mathematics needed to calculate drug dosages .

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Admission into the Practical Nursing Program; Corequisite: PRNS 111, BIOG 115 and ENGL 161

PRNS 111, FUND OF MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSING I 10 (19)

An introduction to the role of the practical nurse and basic nursing techniques. Principles of adult growth and development, legal and ethical issues, nursing history and trends are introduced. Principles of medical /surgical nursing are introduced through meeting the needs of the adult clients with health problems related to the reproductive, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, sensory, and integumentary systems. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed). Prerequisite: High school graduate; correction of deficiencies from placement assessment; 2.0 GPA previous college coursework; high school algebra or equivalent with a C" or better; recognized STNA (state tested nursing assistant) status, completion of LCCC's nurse aide training program, or divisional approval.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: High school graduate; 2.0 gpa in previous college coursework, high school algebra or equivalent with a "C" or better; recognized STNA (state tested nursing assistant) status, completion of LCCC's nurse aid training program, Prerequisite: High school graduate; correction of deficiencies in placement assessment; 2.0 GPA in previous college courses, high school algebra or equivalent with "C" or better and admission into the practical nursing program

PRNS 112, MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSING II 12 (23)

A continuation of practice in medical surgical nursing through meeting the needs of adult clients with problems related to the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, neurological, urinary, hematological systems, the terminally ill, mental illness, community health nursing, geriatric nursing in long-term care, intravenous therapy, and nursing trends. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.)

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: BIOG 115, PRNS 110, PRNS 111; Concurrent: PSYH 151

PRNS 116, MATERNITY NURSING 2 (3)

Managing the care of the client and their family in the healthcare setting. Emphasis will focus on the obstetrical client. Clinical required.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: PRNS 112; Corequisite: PRNS 118; Concurrent: SOCY 151

Typically Offered: Summer Semester

PRNS 118, PEDIATRIC NURSING 2 (2.75)

Managing the care of the client and their family in the healthcare setting. Emphasis will focus on the pediatric client. Clinical and lab required.

General Education: IN1

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: PRNS 112; Corequisite: PRNS 116

Typically Offered: Summer Semester

PRNS 120, MANAGEMENT IN GERIATRICS 2 (5)

Capstone course for the practical nursing program. Emphasis with classroom and clinical experiences focus on the management and delivery of health care to the geriatric population in long term care.

General Education: IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: PRNS 112

Typically Offered: Summer Semester