Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
7½ Semester Program (Part-time and Outreach)
Assistant Professor: Pearce
Clinical Coordinator and Instructor: Brumfield
Instructors: Eddington, Jensen, Kubiak
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 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.Advanced Technical Certificate: Practical Nursing
BI 170 Introduction to Computers 3 cr
CIS 101, 101L Introduction to Computers, and Lab 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, 15, 18, or 19 cr
110, 110L Basic Foundations of Nursing, and Lab 4 cr
PNUR 112 Medical Surgical Nursing I 3 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 121 Clinical Foundations of Nursing II 4 cr
PNUR 123 Drug Therapy for the Practical Nurse 3 cr
PNUR 125 Family Nursing
for the Practical Nurse 5 cr
PNUR 126, 126L Medical Surgical Nursing II, and Lab 5 cr
PNUR 131 Clinical Foundations of Nursing III 2 cr
PNUR 133,133L Intravenous Therapy for the
Practical Nurse, and Lab 2 cr
PNUR 139 Nursing Care of the Aged
and Community-Based Nursing 3 cr
PNUR 140 Management for the Practical Nurse 2 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. Principles of disease transmission, therapeutic communication, patient teaching/learning, medication administration, and the nursing process; basic clinical skills which provide the foundation for practical nursing. PREREQ: Admission to PNUR Program. COREQ: PNUR 110L. F, ASu
PNUR 113 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 110 or permission of instructor. F, ASu
PNUR 114 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 110 or permission of instructor. F
PNUR 115 Professional Development Seminar 1 credit. Professional development to increase understanding of the practical nurse’s role and responsibilities. COREQ: PNUR 110 or permission of instructor. F
PNUR 121 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 110 and PNUR 123. S, AF
PNUR 125 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 110. COREQ: PNUR 121. S
PNUR 126L 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 112 or PNUR 126. S, AF
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.
PNUR 133 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 110 or permission of instructor. COREQ: PNUR 133L. S
PNUR 139 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 140 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 112 and PNUR 126. COREQ: PNUR 137. AS, Su
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.
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