Practical Nursing (NURSP)

  • NURSP 1101 
    Practical Nursing Concepts and Skills I

    10  credit hours

    Fundamental concepts and skills used by the Practical Nurse when caring for adult and elderly patients with normal and common health problems requiring medical/surgical interventions in a variety of health care settings. Application of the nursing process for health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, and supporting a dignified death. Skills and techniques developed and demonstrated in nursing skills laboratory and clinical setting. Includes the administration of medications and intravenous therapy in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program and Psychology 2237 with a grade of C or better or equivalent (4 lecture hours, 16 lab hours)

  • NURSP 1102 
    Pharmacology for the Practical Nurse

    4  credit hours

    Concepts and skills related to the role of the Practical Nurse in the administration of medications and intravenous therapy to patients across the life span. Includes content about medications necessary for safe and effective patient care. Emphasis is placed on special considerations for the geriatric patient. Prerequisite: Admission into the Practical Nursing Program and Psychology 2237 with a grade of C or better or equivalent (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • NURSP 1103 
    Practical Nursing Concepts and Skills II

    5  credit hours

    Concepts and skills required of the Practical Nurse when caring for adults and elderly patients requiring mental health interventions and for the childbearing family and children in a variety of health care settings. Application of the nursing process for health promotion and maintenance, and disease prevention. Skills and techniques developed and demonstrated in the clinical setting. Includes administration of medications and intravenous therapy. Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program and Practical Nursing 1101 and Practical Nursing 1102 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent (3 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • NURSP 1104 
    Practical Nursing Concepts and Skills 3

    7  credit hours

    Advanced concepts and skills involved in the role of the Practical Nurse when caring for patients across the lifespan with normal and common health care problems in a variety of health care settings. Skills and techniques developed and demonstrated in the nursing skills laboratory and clinical setting. Includes the administration of medications and intravenous therapy in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Admission into the Practial Nursing Program and Practical Nursing 1103 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in Practical Nursing 1105 and Practical Nursing 1106 (4 lecture hours, 8 lab hours)

  • NURSP 1105 
    Practical Nurse Role Transition

    5  credit hours

    Integration of all concepts and skills taught in the previous nursing courses looking at more complex patient situations and nursing care. Skills and techniques are perfected in the clinical setting. Includes the administration of medications and intravenous therapy. Issues related to transition from student to practicing nurse. Includes a review for National Council Licensure Examination - Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) and strategies for success. Prerequisite: Admission into the Practical Nursing Program and Practical Nursing 1103 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in Practical Nursing 1104 and Practical Nursing 1106 (2 lecture hours, 9 lab hours)

  • NURSP 1106 
    Issues and Trends in Practical Nursing

    3  credit hours

    Current nursing and health care issues and trends affecting Practical Nursing. Covers ethics and legal aspects of Practical Nursing practice. Comprehensive review of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act. Prerequisite: Admission into the Practial Nursing Program and Practical Nursing 1103 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in Practical Nursing 1104 and Practical Nursing 1105 (3 lecture hours)

  • NURSP 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • NURSP 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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