Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007
3 Semester Program (Full-time)
6 Semester Program (Part-time and Outreach)
Coordinator and Instructor: Lewis
Instructors: Eddington, Madsen, Mapes, Neitzel-Jones, Pearce, Smith
Adjunct Faculty: Mansfield
One Advanced Technical Certificate is available (via full-time or part-time scheduling). 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:
1. 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 Program Information Packets, use this link, where there are descriptions of each program in general, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses.
The Practical Nursing Program provides classroom, laboratory, and student nurse practicum instruction which prepares graduates for entry into practical nursing.Advanced Technical Certificate: Practical Nursing
BI 170 Introduction to Computers 3 cr
CIS 101, 101L Introduction to Computers 3 cr
HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 cr
HCA/HE 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr
HO 111 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOL 301, 301L and BIOL 302, 302L
Anatomy and Physiology, and Labs 8 cr
NTD 340 Nutrition 3 cr
PNUR 124 Nutrition and Diet Therapy for the
Practical Nurse 2 cr
PSYC 101 Introduction to General Psychology 3 cr
PREREQUISITES TOTAL: 14 or 18 cr
110, 110L Basic Foundations of Nursing, and Lab 4 cr
PNUR 113 Medication Administration
for Practical Nursing 1 cr
PNUR 114 Clinical Foundations of Nursing I 3 cr
PNUR 115 Professional Development Seminar 1 cr
PNUR 117 Geriatric Nursing 2 cr
PNUR 121 Clinical Foundations of Nursing II 2 cr
PNUR 122 Pediatric Nursing 3 cr
PNUR 123 Drug Therapy for the Practical Nurse 3 cr
PNUR 131 Clinical Foundations of Nursing III 4 cr
PNUR 133,133L Intravenous Therapy for the
Practical Nurse, and Lab 2 cr
PNUR 135 Introduction to Community Nursing 1 cr
PNUR 136 Maternal and Newborn Nursing 3 cr
PNUR 137 Clinical Foundations of Nursing IV 1 cr
PNUR 140 Management for the Practical Nurse 2 cr
PNUR 141, 141L Medical Surgical Nursing, and Lab 7 cr
TOTAL: 53 cr (minimum)
Every student is required to earn a grade of “C-” or better in every course to progress through the program and to be eligible for a certificate.
8 Semester (Part-Time) Program
The Outreach-Part-time Practical
Nursing Program provides classroom, laboratory, and student nurse practicum
instruction which prepares graduates for entry into practical nursing. See the curriculum listed above.
PNUR 110 Basic Foundations of Nursing 3 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. F
PNUR 113 Medication Administration for Practical Nursing 1 credit. The basics of safe medication administration, including math calculations and proper procedures, are taught. The medication examination included in this class must be successfully passed before the student Practical Nurse is allowed to enter actual clinical settings. COREQ: PNUR 110. F
PNUR 115 Professional Development Seminar 1 credit. Professional development for students entering the Practical Nursing program will be presented. Seminar topics will include issues in Practical Nursing, study strategies, professional organizations, and other topics of interest to increase professionalism. F
PNUR 121 Clinical Foundations of Nursing II 3 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. S
PNUR 122 Pediatric Nursing 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. F
PNUR 133 Intravenous Therapy for the Practical Nurse 1 credit. Study of principles and practice of intravenous therapy for the Practical Nurse. Subjects include fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, paranteral solutions, infection control relating to IV therapy, central venous access, intravenous nutritional support, and clinical skills relating to intravenous therapy. S
PNUR 135 Introduction to Community Nursing 1 credit. Advanced training for the Practical Nurse in the community setting is offered. Emphasis is on collaboration with other disciplines and members of the health care team. Further development of skills in sound judgment, effective communication, and assessment in the community setting is included. Documentation and legal/ethical considerations of community nursing are presented. F
PNUR 137 Clinical Foundations of Nursing IV 1 credit. Through hands-on clinical experience in a variety of settings, the advanced student nurse will identify, perform, and model skills basic to nursing practice. S
PNUR 140 Management for the Practical Nurse 2 credits. Provides a beginning knowledge of first-level management skills for the role of Charge Nurse in long-term care facilities. This course meets the criteria set forth by the Board of Nursing for the LPN Charge Nurse course. Su
PNUR 141 Medical Surgical Nursing 6 credits. Introduction to various disease processes and how they affect the adult client. The theory and principles of the nursing care for the ill adult patient are presented. COREQ: PNUR 141L. S
PNUR 198 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
PNUR 128 Outreach Clinical Foundations II 2 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 the basic nursing care and moving to more complex patient situations. This includes nursing care and application of drug therapy. D
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