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PRNRS 110: PRACTICAL NURSING I

8 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Practical Nursing curriculum and concurrently enrolled in PRNRS 114, BIOL 140, and RNRS 150 or completion with a grade of "C" or better

This course is the study of nursing concepts to meet patient's basic needs. The emphasis is on human adaptation and the acquisition of skills and knowledge fundamental to the care of all patients. Clinical experiences assist the student to begin assessing the patients, utilizing nursing diagnoses, identifying measurable patient outcomes, developing nursing interventions with focus on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

PRNRS 111: PRACTICAL NURSING II

11 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: PRNRS 110, 114, and RNRS 150 with a grade of "C" or better

This course builds upon the concepts introduced in Practical Nursing I and utilizes the nursing process in dealing with more complex health care problems. Supervised clinical experience with adults in hospitals and other community agencies is included.

PRNRS 112: PRACTICAL NURSING III

5 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: PRNRS 111 with a grade of "C" or better

This course places emphasis on care of the expectant family and pediatric patients. Supervised clinical experience in hospital obstetrics and pediatrics departments is included.

PRNRS 114: PHARMACOLOGY FOR PRACTICAL NURSING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Concurrently enrolled in PRNRS 110 or department approval

This course provides an introduction to pharmacology for practical nurse students. Terminology, classification, administration, and mathematical concepts are emphasized along with the nursing responsibilities related to medication administration.

PRNRS 160: MEDICAL CORPSMAN TO PRACTICAL NURSE TRANSITION COURSE

6 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the METC Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program* within the last five years. If more than five years, at least one year of experience using corpsman skills within the last five years, or department approval.

This course is designed for Veterans who have completed the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program* and seek to earn a practical nurse certificate. The program addresses differences in competencies between the METC Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program and those of a practical nursing program as delineated in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act. Program components include didactic, clinical and skills validation learning experiences. Upon successful program completion, students will be awarded a practical nurse certificate and may apply to the Illinois Board of Nursing for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by examination NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensing Exam- Practical Nurse). This course is typically offered as an eight week course. *Navy B-300-0010 Hospital Corpsman (HM-0000), Air Force Phase 1 L8AQJ4N031 01AA, Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Course (4N031)

PRNRS 175: NURSE REFRESHER COURSE FOR LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

3 hrs. (VSC)

Prerequisite: An active professional nursing license from the state of Illinois, an inactive nursing license for less than five years, or referral from restoration process set forth by Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

This course focuses on the study of utilizing the nursing process as a framework to update the nurse's theoretical nursing knowledge and clinical skills, according to standards established by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for the licensed practical nurse.