PNVN

Classes

PNVN1201 : Foundations of Nursing

This course introduces the student to the role of a student, basic skills for success, nursing history and trends; nursing ethics; legal aspects of nursing; practical relationships in healthcare, including the role of the vocational and professional nurse; and the continuum of nursing education. The student is given a broad overview of the nurse-client relationship, principles of therapeutic communication, and the cultural diversity of clients. Client care is discussed throughout the life span as guided by the Nursing Process framework within the scope of Practical/ Vocational Nurse practice. 

Credit Hours

2.5

PNVN1202 : College Mathematics

This course covers principles and applications of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratio, proportions, measurements, statistics, basic algebra, and geometry. The metric system, the apothecary system, and conversion between systems are presented. Allied health applications are discussed. 

Credit Hours

2

PNVN1203 : Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology

This course introduces the student to the structure and function of the body. Directions, geometric planes, and cavities of the body are presented. Cells, tissues, organs, and systems are discussed. The major organs of each system and how they relate to the overall status of the body are discussed.

Credit Hours

2

PNVN1204 : Pharmacology

This course focuses on dosages, applications, side effects, toxicity, and laboratory tests performed to monitor actions and effects of specific drugs. Drug administration is discussed and illustrated. Issues involved with I.V. (Intravenous) Therapy will be covered.

Credit Hours

2.5

PNVN1205 : Transition to Practice

This course facilitates the transition of students to the role of the practical nurse within the healthcare system. Focus is placed on theories of leadership and supervision, emergency preparedness, professional development, and transition to practice are synthesized. Standards of safe practice and the significance of functioning according to state regulations and statutes are analyzed. Students will participate in a comprehensive NCLEX-PN® review and prepare to take the national licensure examination. 

Credit Hours

2

PNVN1319 : Clinical Practice I

This course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and practice basic nursing skills. Safety as a key element in care is introduced. The nursing process is integrated within all components of skill practice. Nursing skills included are data collection and recording, documentation, Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills, standard precautions, vital signs, and asepsis. Students practice medication administration skills in the lab environment. Basic Life Support certification (BLS) protocol and skills are provided. 

Credit Hours

3.5

PNVN1359 : Clinical Practice V

This course provides clinical experiences in women's health, maternity and care for pediatric patients. Students will have the opportunity to practice safe patient care, patient focused communication and apply knowledge and theories learned in the classroom.

Credit Hours

3.5

PNVN1429 : Clinical Practice II

This course provides the student with the opportunity to practice basic nursing skills with clients in the clinical setting utilizing the nursing process. The student will apply knowledge learned in the classroom, the skills laboratory and in clinical settings with related client assignments. Clinical learning experiences provide opportunity to apply theoretical concepts, promote client centered health and wellness, and implement safe care to clients in a variety of settings across the lifespan. 

Credit Hours

4

PNVN1439 : Clinical Practice III

Students will have the opportunity to practice nursing skills with patients who have chronic medical surgical conditions while utilizing the nursing process in the clinical setting. Clinical learning experiences provide opportunity to apply theoretical concepts, promote healthy behaviors and implement safe care to patients and selected groups in a variety of settings across the lifespan. 

Credit Hours

4.5

PNVN1449 : Clinical Practice IV

This course provides the student clinical learning experiences to apply theoretical concepts using the nursing process in areas of gastrointestinal, neurological, reproductive, endocrine systems and immuno-oncology across the lifespan. Patient advocacy and clinical reasoning will be promoted in the clinical setting. 

Credit Hours

4.5

PNVN1451 : Family Health Nursing

This course focuses on psychosocial and physiological integrity of the maternal and pediatric client using the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on the multidisciplinary care of patients with alterations in selected women's and family health situations. This course will prepare students for clinical learning experiences through the application of theoretical concepts and the implementation of safe nursing practices to patients in various healthcare settings. 

Credit Hours

4

PNVN1522 : Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing

This course focuses on nutrition, psychosocial and physiological integrity while providing client centered care of adults. Using the nursing process, components of the head-to-toe data collection will be used to formulate plans of care. Students will study the multidisciplinary care for patients with medical surgical conditions. Consideration of patients with integumentary system alterations will also be discussed. Discussion will include human growth and development, mental health disorders, and health promotion and education. Pre-requisites: PNVN1201, PNVN1202, PNVN1203, PNVN1319. Co-requisites: PNVN1204, PNVN1429.

Credit Hours

5.5

PNVN1541 : Medical-Surgical Nursing II

Students will review the role of the nurse in providing client centered care in various health care settings. Psychosocial and physiological integrity concepts and multidisciplinary care related to medical surgical alterations associated with gastrointestinal, neurological, reproductive, endocrine systems and immuno-oncology across the lifespan are also examined. Community health nursing is introduced.

Credit Hours

5

PNVN1631 : Medical-Surgical Nursing I

This course focuses on psychosocial and physiological integrity and providing client centered care across the lifespan. Students will review multidisciplinary care for patients with medical surgical health alterations using the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on the care of patients with alterations in cardiac, respiratory, genitourinary, musculo-skeletal systems as well as concepts of growth and development.

Credit Hours

6.5