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Nursing - Practical Nurse (LPN) - CERT

Allied Health

Contact: Sandy PANGBURN Pangburns@hutchcc.edu (620)245-0202
Contact: David CHASTAIN chastaind@hutchcc.edu (620)728-8100
Department Co-Chair: Debbie HACKLER Hacklerd@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd SAZAMA Sazamat@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Some Credit Hours

This certificate requires 46 credit hours.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Lecture and lab.
Pre-Reqs: BI100 or BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112 w/Grade of C

HE202 Nutrition 3

Nutrition requirements of a person during the successive stages of development with emphasis on nutrients, their availability in foods and factors affecting utilization.

PN100 KSPN Foundations of Nursing 4

An introduction to practical nursing and the roles of the practical nurse as well as profession and client related concepts. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, quality care. The theoretical foundation for basic data collection and nursing skills is presented and an introduction to the nursing process provides a framework for decision making.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN104 PN Program Orientation 1

The evolving role of the practical nurse in the health-care system. Essential techniques for success as a practical nursing student.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN106 KSPN Nursing Care of Adults I 5

Focuses on the care of the adult clients experiencing common medical/surgical health alterations with predictable outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the care of clients with alterations in fluid and electrolyte balance, oxygenation, cardiac output and tissue perfusion, regulation and metabolism, and integument. Principles of pre and post-operative care and IV therapy are also addressed.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN107 KSPN Care of Aging Adults 2

Explore issues related to the aging adults. Course content addresses the impact of ageism,l alterations is physiological and psychological functioning, and the role of the practical nurse in caring for older adult clients across a continuum of care.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN108 KSPN Maternal Child Nursing 2

Provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of childbearing women, newborns, and children. Emphasis is placed on care of the pregnant woman and newborn, normal growth and development, and common pediatric disorders.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN112 KSPN Nursing Care of Adults II 5

Focuses on the care of the adult clients experiencing common medical/surgical health alterations with predictable outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the care of clients with alterations in acid-base balance, cognition and sensation, mobility, elimination, immunity and hematology, and reproduction. Principles related to emergency preparedness are also addressed.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN114 KSPN Leadership, Roles, and Issues 2

This course provides orientation to leadership roles of the LPN and related responsibilities. It will introduce issues to the student they will encounter in the workplace. An individualized plan of study will be developed for NCLEX-PN success.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN115 KSPN Foundations of Nursing Clinical 1

An introduction to the skills required to practice nursing. The theoretical foundation for basic data collection and nursing skills is presented and the student is given the opportunity to demonstrate these skills in a clinical laboratory setting. Students are also given an opportunity to practice application of the nursing process to client-related situations.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN116 KSPN Nursing Care of Adults I Clinical 2

Focuses on the care of the adult clients with common medical/surgical health alterations. The clinical laboratory experience provides the student an opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts from Nursing Care of Adults I and implement safe client care in selected settings.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN117 KSPN Nursing Care of Adults II Clinical 2

Focuses on the care of the adult clients with common medical/surgical health alterations. The clinical laboratory experience provides the student an opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts from Nursing Care of Adults II and implement safe client care in selected settings. Students are given the opportunity to practice leadership skills while managing a caseload of clients.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN118 KSPN Maternal Child Nursing Clinical 1

Provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of childbearing women, newborns, children, and adolescents. Students are given the opportunity to observe the uncomplicated birth process and practice postpartum care as well as care of the newborn in the clinical laboratory setting. Common pediatric diseases and the growth and development process is the focus of child-related clinical laboratory experiences.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN119 KSPN Fund of Pharmacology & Safe Medication Admin 2

An introduction to the principles of pharmacology. Emphasis is placed on nursing care related to safe calculation and administration of medications to clients across the life span.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN120 KSPN Mental Health Nursing 2

Explores basic concepts and trends in mental health nursing. Therapeutic modalities and client behavior management are discussed. Emphasis is placed on using the nursing process and meeting the basic human needs of the client with a mental health disorder.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3

A survey of the theories of and current research into the psychological development of individuals from birth to death focusing on the progressive changes experienced in the physical, cognitive and social-emotional domains of life.
Pre-Reqs: PS100 General Psychology


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