Course Recommendations for Nursing (LPN Track) at Riverland Community College - Riverland

Nursing (LPN Track)

Prerequisites (10 credits)

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Student must be active on a CNA registry.
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BIOL1030
Human Biology (Goal 2 & 3) (recommend 71 or better on El Alg test or take MATH 0560)

This course is an introductory study of human biology. The scientific method, biological molecules, and cell biology will be studied as a foundation to learning human histology (the study of tissues) and organ systems. Each human organ system will be investigated to develop an understanding of its contribution to the human body. Current health and social issues, and other diseases related to human biology, will also be studied.

MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab)

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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) OR ENGL1102

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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PSYC1240
Developmental Psychology (Goal 5 & 9)

This course explores human growth and development from the prenatal through adult life stages, including aging and death.  Students will examine the interaction between genetics and environment on the individual’s physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development.  In addition, family, culture and cohort influences will be explored.

MnTC (Goal 5/SS and Goal 9/EC); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Elective Credit
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Required Core Courses (29 credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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PNUR1110
Foundations of Practical Nursing

Foundations of Practical Nursing provides an introduction to the theoretical foundation for focused assessment and nursing skills. The student is given an opportunity to demonstrate these skills in the laboratory setting. An introduction to the nursing process provides the student with a beginning framework for decision making. The key concepts of teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, professional identity /behavior, patient/relationship centered care, nursing judgment/evidence based practice, managing care of the individual patient, and informatics/technology are introduced. Pre requisite: Admission to the PN program.  Co-requisite: PNUR1120, PNUR1130, PNUR1140
(6 Cr – 4 lect; 2 lab)

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PNUR1120
Nursing Care of Older Adults

Nursing Care of Older Adults introduces students to the care of geriatric patients with a focus on health promotion and safety. Emphasis is on common health problems of the older adult in restorative and residential facilities as well as safety and end-of-life care. Application of pathophysiology, nutrition and pharmacology are applied to common diseases within each topic area. Pre-requisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program. Co-requisite PNUR1110, PNUR1130, PNUR1140
(3 Cr – 3 lect)

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PNUR1130
Pharmacology

This course introduces and demonstrates legalities, scope of practice, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, medication terminology, drug classifications, adverse side effects, contraindications to drug use, dosage calculations, lab values and safety related to non-parenteral/parenteral and topical medication administration. Emphasis is places on drug classification and nursing care related to the safe administration of medications to patients across the life span. Pre- requisite Admission to Practical Nursing Program; Co-requisite PNUR1110, PNUR1120, PNUR1140
(3 Cr – 3 lect)

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PNUR1140
Clinical I

Clinical I provides the student an opportunity to apply nursing judgment using the nursing process to implement safe, patient/relationship centered care in selected settings. Pre-requisite: Admission to Practical Nursing Program Co- requisite: PNUR1110, PNUR1120, PNUR1130 (3 Cr - 3 lab)

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PNUR1150
Nursing Care of Adults

Nursing Care of Adults focuses on the care of adults with common medical/surgical health problems. Emphasis is placed on physiological disorders that require management in an acute care facility. Application of pathophysiology, nutrition and pharmacology are applied to co-morbid diseases within each topic area.  Pre-requisite: PNUR 1110, PNUR 1120, PNUR 1130, PNUR 1140; Co-requisite: PNUR 1160, PNUR1170, PNUR1180, PNUR1190
(4 Cr – 4 lect)

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PNUR1160
Nursing Care of Women/Newborns/Children

Nursing Care of Women/Newborns/Children provides an integrative approach to the care of the childbearing woman, newborns, and children. Emphasis is placed on normal pregnancies, normal growth and development, and common pediatric disorders. Pre-requisites PNUR1110, PNUR1120, PNUR1130, PNUR1140. Co-requisites: PNUR11500, PNUR1170, PNUR1180, PNUR1190.

(3 Cr – 2 lec; 1 lab)

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PNUR1170
Transition to Practice

This course facilitates the transition of the student to the LPN role and to the workplace. Concepts related to career development options that enhance career mobility are reviewed. Standards of practice and the importance of practicing according to state regulations and statutes for the scope of practice for the LPN are examined. Pre-requisites: PNUR 1110, 1120, 1130, 1140. Co-requisites: PNUR1150, PNUR1160, PNUR1180, PNUR1190. (1 Cr - 1 lec)

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PNUR1180
Psychosocial Nursing Care

Psychosocial nursing care focuses on the care of patients with psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Emphasis is placed on common psychiatric and behavioral disorders as well as promoting and maintaining the mental health of individuals. Pre-requisites: PNUR 1110, PNUR1120, PNUR1130, PNUR1140. Co-requisites: PNUR1150, PNUR1160, PNUR1170, PNUR1190. (1Cr - 1 lec)

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PNUR1190
Clinical II

Clinical II provides the student an opportunity to apply nursing judgment using evidence based care, critical thinking and clinical judgment to implement safe, patient/relationship centered care to individual patients across the lifespan (including maternal/child/pediatric).The clinical student reflects on the value of patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, informatics, quality improvement, safety, managing care of the individual patient, and nursing judgment/evidence based care in his/her career as a LPN. Pre-requisites: PNUR 1110, PNUR 1120, PNUR1130, PNUR1140 Co-Requisites: PNUR1150, PNUR1160, PNUR1170, PNUR1180. (5 Cr - 5 lab)

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Last Updated: April 3, 2018