2½ Semester Program
Instructors: Brown, DenHartog, LaHann, Neitzel
Also see Business Technology for the Associate of Applied Science degree.
The Practical Nursing Program provides classroom, laboratory, and student nurse practicum instruction which prepare graduates for entry into the nursing profession.
The graduates are prepared to take the State Board examination for Practical Nurses. Successful completion of the exam results in licensure as a Practical Nurse.
The following courses are required for a certificate:PNUR 100 Technical General Education 1-16 cr PNUR 110 Basic Foundations of Nursing 4 cr PNUR 111 Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurse 3 cr PNUR 112 Geriatric Nursing 3 cr PNUR 114 Clinical Foundations of Nursing 2 cr PNUR 116 Mental Health Nursing 2 cr PNUR 120 Medical/Surgical Nursing Theory 4 cr PNUR 121 Clinical Foundations of Nursing II 4 cr PNUR 122 Nursing of Children 3 cr PNUR 123 Drug Therapy for the Practical Nurse 3 cr PNUR 124 Nutrition and Diet Therapy for the Practical Nurse 2 cr PNUR 125 Maternal Nursing 2 cr PNUR 130 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Theory 3 cr PNUR 131 Clinical Foundations of Nursing III 4 cr PNUR 132 Newborn Nursing 2 cr PNUR 199 Special Topics 1-8 cr HO 106 Medical Terminology 3 cr TOTAL: 59 cr
Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for PNUR 100 and will not be required to attend the initial session.
Every student is required to earn a grade of "C" or better in every class to be eligible for a certificate.
Technical General Education Elective
TGE 140 First Year Seminar 1 credit. This course provides an introduction to the nature of postsecondary education and a general orientation to the functions and resources at Idaho State University. This course is designed to help first-year and transfer students adjust to the University, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential survival skills. The course utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve student resources and activities on campus. The course also provides a support group of students in a critical transition year by examining problems common to first-year experience. It covers University resources, learning strategies, study techniques, test anxiety, time management, test preparation, and problem solving.
PNUR 100 Technical General Education 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
PNUR 110 Basic Foundations of Nursing 4 credits. A study of the principles of disease transmission; therapeutic communication; patient teaching, medication administration, the nursing process and basic clinical skills which provide the foundation for nursing practice.
PNUR 111 Anatomy and Physiology for the Practical Nurse 3 credits. A study of the normal structure and function of body cells, tissues, organs and systems.
PNUR 112 Geriatric Nursing 3 credits. A study of the normal and abnormal aging in the older adult.
PNUR 114 Clinical Foundations of Nursing 2 credits. Through hands on clinical experience in a variety of settings the student nurse will be exposed to the skills basic to nursing practice.
PNUR 116 Mental Health Nursing 2 credits. The theory of psychiatric disorders and principles of nursing the mentally ill patient are presented.
PNUR 120 Medical/Surgical Nursing Theory 4 credits. Introduction to various disease processes and how they affect the adult client. The theory of nursing care is provided.
PNUR 121 Clinical Foundations of Nursing II 4 credits. Introduction to the basic physical and emotional needs of clients (children and adults) in a variety of health care facilities. Students can apply the nursing process in patient situations, beginning with basic nursing care and moving to more complex patient situations. This includes nursing care and application of drug therapy.
PNUR 122 Nursing of Children 3 credits. The disorders of childhood and the principles of pediatric nursing will be presented. Normal growth and development of the child will be incorporated throughout.
PNUR 123 Drug Therapy for the Practical Nurse 3 credits. The study of drugs and their actions as related to patient care in nursing practice.
PNUR 124 Nutrition and Diet Therapy for the Practical Nurse 2 credits. The principles of basic nutrition and the application of diet therapy for the ill patient.
PNUR 125 Maternal Nursing 2 credits. The theory and principles of the nursing care of the pregnant client.
PNUR 130 Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing Theory 3 credits. The theory and principles of the nursing care of the critically ill adult client.
PNUR 131 Clinical Foundations of Nursing III 4 credits. The theory and principles of the nursing care of the critically ill in real situations.
PNUR 132 Newborn Nursing 2 credits. The theory and principles of the nursing care of the newborn.
PNUR 199 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. Permission of the instructor is required.
HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 credits. Body systems approach to theory and application of medical terms including anatomical, pathological, surgical and diagnostics as well as appropriate abbreviations.
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