Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
2½ Semester Program
and Assistant Professor: Pearce
Instructors: Briggs, Benedetti, Jensen, McBride
One Advanced Technical Certificate is available. Graduates of this program who are Licensed Practical Nurses are eligible to apply to the Associate of Science Degree in Registered Nursing program. Also see Business Technology for the Associate of Applied Science degree.
This program will provide students with the skills and knowledge to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX – PN). Graduates will provide care that requires practical nursing skill and knowledge. In health care facilities, they will:
Provide bedside care.
2. Provide intravenous therapy, draw blood, assess vital signs, change dressings, administer most prescribed medications, and assist patients with personal care.
3. Assist physicians and registered nurses in implementing plans of care for patients.
Some graduates may work in specialized units, perform special nursing procedures, and operate sophisticated equipment.
For a Program Information Packet, use this link, which leads to descriptions of each program in general, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses. The URL is http://www.isu.edu/ctech/programs.shtml
This program requires students to achieve certain grades in order to advance each semester. Specific information is available in the program's student handbook.
The Practical Nursing Program provides classroom, laboratory, and student nurse practicum instruction which prepares graduates for entry into practical nursing.
BT 0170 Introduction to Computers 3 cr
CIS 1101, 1101L Introduction to Computers, and Lab 3 cr
HO 0106 Medical Terminology 2 cr
HCA/HE 2210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr
HO 0111 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOL 3301, 3301L and BIOL 3302, 3302L
Anatomy and Physiology, and Labs 8 cr
(with BIOL 1101, 1101L prerequisite courses, the 4 courses above
satisfy Goals 4 and 5 via 12-credit rule)
NTD 3340 Nutrition 3 cr
PNUR 0124 Nutrition and Diet Therapy for the
Practical Nurse 2 cr
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3 cr
(satisfies Goal 12)
PREREQUISITES TOTAL: 14, 15, 18, or 19 cr
PNUR 0110, 0110L Basic Foundations of Nursing, and Lab 4 cr
PNUR 0112 Medical Surgical Nursing I 3 cr
PNUR 0113 Medication Administration for Practical Nursing 1 cr
PNUR 0114 Clinical Foundations of Nursing I 3 cr
PNUR 0115 Professional Development Seminar 1 cr
PNUR 0121 Clinical Foundations of Nursing II 4 cr
PNUR 0123 Drug Therapy for the Practical Nurse 3 cr
PNUR 0125 Family Nursing for the Practical Nurse 5 cr
PNUR 0126, 0126L Medical Surgical Nursing II, and Lab 5 cr
PNUR 0131 Clinical Foundations of Nursing III 2 cr
PNUR 0133,0133L Intravenous Therapy for the Practical Nurse,
and Lab 2 cr
PNUR 0139 Nursing Care of the Aged
and Community-Based Nursing 3 cr
PNUR 0140 Management for the Practical Nurse 2 cr
TOTAL: 53 cr (minimum)
PNUR 0113 Medication Administration for Practical Nursing 1 credit. The basics of safe medication administration, including math calculations and proper procedures. The medication examination included in this class must be successfully passed before the student practical nurse administers medication in clinical settings. COREQ: PNUR 0110 or permission of instructor. Su
PNUR 0114 Clinical Foundations of Nursing I 3 credits. Through hands-on clinical experience in a variety of settings, the student practical nurse learns skills basic to practical nursing. COREQ: PNUR 0110 or permission of instructor. F
PNUR 0115 Professional Development Seminar 1 credit. Professional development to increase understanding of the practical nurse’s role and responsibilities. COREQ: PNUR 0110 or permission of instructor. F
PNUR 0121 Clinical Foundations of Nursing II 4 credits. Application of practical nursing concepts within increasingly more complex patient care situations including care of the family; includes application of the nursing process as well as drug and IV therapy. PREREQ: PNUR 0110 and PNUR 0123. S
PNUR 0125 Family Nursing for the Practical Nurse 5 credits. Principles of practical nursing care of the child-bearing woman and newborn. The disorders of childhood and the principles of pediatric nursing care. Principles of normal growth and development of the child are incorporated throughout. PREREQ: PNUR 0110. COREQ: PNUR 0121. S
PNUR 0126L Medical Surgical Nursing Lab 1 credit. Practical application of medical surgical nursing interventions and procedures/skills within the practical nursing scope of practice. PREREQ OR COREQ: PNUR 0112 or PNUR 0126. S
PNUR 0133 Intravenous Therapy for the Practical Nurse 1 credit. Principles and practice of intravenous therapy for the Practical Nurse. Fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, parenteral solutions, infection control relating to IV therapy, central venous access, intravenous nutritional support, and clinical skills relating to intravenous therapy. PREREQ or COREQ: PNUR 0110 or permission of instructor. COREQ: PNUR 0133L. S
PNUR 0139 Nursing Care of Aged and Community-Based Populations 3 credits. Practical nursing concepts of normal and abnormal aging in the older adult and in community-based settings. Apply critical thinking and nursing process strategies within community-based settings. Su
PNUR 0140 Management for the Practical Nurse 2 credits. Theory of first-level management skills for the practical nurse role. This course meets the criteria set forth by the Board of Nursing for the LPN Charge Nurse Role. PREREQ: PNUR 0112 and PNUR 0126. COREQ: PNUR 0137. Su
PNUR 0198 Special Topics 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program’s full-time pre-employment curriculum. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
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