Course Information

 

for Licensed Practical Nurse Department


General A&P (BIO 105)

Credits:4

This course covers the fundamental anatomy and physiology of the human body, including foundations of human anatomy & physiology (language of anatomy, organization of the body, chemistry concepts, homeostasis, & metabolism), as well as the structures and functions of each of the eleven body systems. In addition, common diseases of each system are introduced. The accompanying lab component to this course focuses primarily on the structures of the body, whereas the lecture component focuses mainly on physiology.

LPN IV Certification (IVC 050)

Credits:0

Concepts of Practical Nursing (LPN 110)

Credits:3

This course provides a broad overview of the fundamentals of nursing which includes education and training about nursing concepts, communication, nursing process, legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities related to clinical practice, wellness/illness concepts, health promotion and wellness across the lifespan and identifying client needs. Students learn methods for promoting the dignity, integrity, self-determination, and personal growth of diverse patients and their families providing individualized, culturally appropriate, relationship-centered nursing care.

Concepts of Practical Nursing Lab (LPN 115)

Credits:2

This course builds on the concepts learned in LPN 110. Students practice techniques for assuming responsibility and accountability for the quality of nursing care provided to patients and their families in a variety of health care settings; functioning to the full scope of safe nursing practice, as dictated by state practical nursing regulation. The collaborative role of the LPN is demonstrated through role-play and simulation exercises in the classroom laboratory, and students learn methods for becoming vital members of the interprofessional health care team. There is an emphasis on patient safety and the maintenance of high quality individualized plans of care that address the needs of a diverse patient population. Students demonstrate medication administration proficiency through validation of these skills in the laboratory and are required to score 100% on a dosage and calculation examination.

Concepts of Practical Nursing Lifespan I (LPN 120)

Credits:3

This course builds on the concepts learned in LPN 110 and LPN 115. The student acquires the knowledge, and is introduced to the practical nursing skills that are necessary to care for patients with circulatory, musculoskeletal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, integumentary, and neurological disorders. The client with cancer is integrated throughout the unit. Course topics are presented in conjunction with lifespan considerations.

Concepts of Practical Nursing Lifespan II (LPN 130)

Credits:3

This course builds on the concepts learned in LPN 120 and LPN 125. The student acquires the knowledge, and is introduced to the practical nursing skills that are necessary to care for patients with disorders related to: endocrine, hematology, lymphatics, urinary, anti/intra/postpartum and newborn care, reproduction, immunity and neurosensory. The client with cancer is integrated throughout the unit. Course topics are presented in conjunction with lifespan considerations.

Concepts for Practical Nursing for Mental Health (LPN 140)

Credits:2

This course covers a broad range of emotional and psychological mental health issues pertaining to the well-being of patients within the scope of practice for the LPN. Course content includes: material related to accidents, communicable diseases, cognitive impairment, child/elder abuse recognition and prevention, postpartum depression, and the emotional aspects of the family. Students gain comprehensive knowledge about nursing care for the geriatric patient. Grief, death, and dying concepts are incorporated into the total patient care.

NCLEX-PN Prep Course (LPN 150)

Credits:2

This course aids the student in preparing for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination and entry into the LPN profession. This course will provide a personalized review plan for students to test and remediate on areas of safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, physiological integrity, pharmacology, developmental stages, patient monitoring, and test-taking strategies.

Math for Healthcare Professions (MAT 110)

Credits:3

This course will introduce the science of pharmacology and the role of the licensed practical nurse in the preparation, management, and administration of medications. Emphasis will be placed on the action, general uses, potential complications, and nursing monitor techniques and expected outcomes from medication administration. Laboratory values and nursing implications related to medication therapy will be highlighted. In addition, students will learn a wide variety of mathematical skills that they will utilize in the healthcare profession.