Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions for Technical Certificate

PN 1101 Nursing of the Geriatric Patient
Includes normal aging process, characteristics of aging, special problems associated with aging and experience in the care of the aging patient. Prerequisite: Admission to Practical Nursing Program at Jonesboro/Marked Tree (F, S)

PN 1113 Pharmacology I
Provides instruction in basic math fundamentals as well as dosage calculation. Topics include; metric system, apothecaries system, household system, conversions including temperature conversions, fractions, decimals, percentages, interpretation of drug labels, syringe types, Roman numerals, reconstitution and mixing of medications, IV flow rates, drip rates, interpretation of physician orders and transcribing to Medication Administration Records, dispensing medications, and proper documentation of medications as well as the Six Rights of Medication administration and military time. Prerequisite: Admission to Practical Nursing Program at Jonesboro/Marked Tree (F, S)

PN 1122 Nursing of Children
Covers the nursing of infant through adolescence, the behavior of well & sick children. Prerequisite: Admission to Practical Nursing Program at Jonesboro/Marked Tree. (Su)

PN 1206 Basic Nursing Principles and Skills
This includes the fundamental principles, skills and attitudes needed to give nursing care and prevent the spread of disease; common procedures used in the care of the sick and the development of the ability to adapt them to various situations with the skill, safety and comfort for the patient; first aid and CPR; and the development of an awareness of responsibility to make, report and record observations. This course will also include professional development, ethical and legal responsibilities and communication skills. Prerequisite: Admission to Practical Nursing Program at Jonesboro/Marked Tree (F, S)

PN 1404 Clinical I
Provides supervised experience in performing common procedures learned in basic nursing theory. Also provides for experience in planning and implementing, giving and evaluating care of the geriatric client in a long-term facility. Rotations are provided in a variety of clinical settings. Prerequisite: Admission to Practical Nursing Program at Jonesboro/Marked Tree . (F, S)

PN 2101 IV Therapy
Provides the student with instruction of administration and monitoring of the client with an IV as allowed in the Nurse Practice Act. Prerequisite: Also must have a “C” or better in PN 1012, PN 1022, PN 1101, PN 1113, PN 1122, PN 1206, PN 1404; Co-requisite: PN 2113 (F, S)

PN 2113 Pharmacology II
Includes medication administration and basic forms of medications. Topics include; purposes, properties, actions, and reactions associated with specific drugs as they affect various body systems and the different effects seen with various routes including intravenous. Prerequisite: must have a “C” or better in PN 1012, PN 1022, PN 1101, PN 1113, PN 1122, PN 1206, PN 1404 (F, S)

PN 2122 Nursing of Mother & Infant
Covers the modern aspects of maternity nursing with emphasis on normal obstetrics. The components of maternity nursing are anatomy, physiology, communication skills, prenatal care, labor & delivery, postpartum care, family planning and care of the newborn. Prerequisite: must have a “C” or better in PN 1012, PN 1022, PN 1101, PN 1113, PN 1122, PN 1206, PN 1404; Co-requisite: PN 2113 (Su)

PN 2131 Mental Health
Covers common conditions of mental illness, prevention, care, and treatment of patients suffering from abnormal and normal responses. Prerequisite: Also must have a “C” or better in PN 1012, PN 1022, PN 1101, PN 1113, PN 1122, PN 1206, PN 1404 (F, S)

PN 2206 Medical/Surgical Nursing I
Covers the introduction to and common conditions of illness and nursing care of patients in acute, sub-acute or convalescent stages of both short and long-term duration, including nutrition and administration of drugs to cancer patients, skin, muscular skeletal, GI, nervous and respiratory system disorders and other related systems. Prerequisite: must have a “C” or better in PN 1012, PN 1022, PN 1101, PN 1113, PN 1122, PN 1206, PN 1404; Co-requisites: PN 2113 (F, S)

PN 2212 Medical/Surgical Nursing II
A continuation of the study of common conditions of illness and nursing care of patients in acute, sub-acute or convalescent stages of illness and other related medical and surgical conditions. Prerequisite: PN 2206 Also must have a “C” or better in PN 1012, PN 1022, PN 1101, PN 1113, PN 1122, PN 1206, PN 1404 Co-requisite: PN 2206 (F, S)

PN 2406 Clinical III
Provides for clinical experiences in the care of patients with Medical/Surgical conditions learned in Medical/Surgical Nursing II and the care of the client with mental health difficulties. Additional experience with OB and Pediatric patients may be included. Prerequisites: must have a “C” or better in PN 1012, PN 1022, PN 1101, PN 1113, PN 1122, PN 1206, PN 1404, Co-requisites: PN 2131; PN 2206 (F, S)

PN 2407 Clinical II
Provides for clinical experience in the care patients with medical/surgical conditions learned in Medical Surgical Procedures as well as obtaining experience in the care of the OB client and the newborn during the labor and delivery process and the postpartum period. Clinical experience will also include care of the pediatric client. Prerequisite: must have a “C” or better in PN 1012, PN 1022, PN 1101, PN 1113, PN 1122, PN 1206, PN 1404; Co-requisite: PN 2122 (Su)

PN 2700 Supervised Experience in Practical Nursing
Provides supervised experience in a variety of approved nursing situations. Students contract for the number of clock hours and type of experiences to be completed. Variable number(s) of credit hours available. Prerequisite: Enrollment in approved number of credit hours by departmental approval only. (F, S)

Total Hours: 48

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