PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

BIO 101: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

Total Clock Hours: 80

Theory: 64

Lab: 16

Clinical:0

Delivery: Residential

The first of a two Human Anatomy & Physiology courses.

It examines the structure and function of the human body, as a foundation for nursing studies. Content includes the study of cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.

Prerequisite(s):None

 

BIO 102: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

Total Clock Hours: 80

Theory: 64

Lab: 16

Clinical:0

Delivery: Residential

Continuation of BIO 101 Human Anatomy & Physiology examines the structure and function of human body, the study of cells, tissue, the concepts of development, metabolism, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. Includes the systems: endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Prerequisite(s):BIO 101

 

NUR 101: FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING

Total Clock Hours:280

Theory:140

Lab: 56

Clinical:84

Delivery:Residential

This course focuses on the principles and skills that form the foundation for practical nursing. Emphasis is on the nursing process and skills as a framework for establishing and guiding nursing care in all healthcare settings. Students learn to use critical thinking skills to gain knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology, develop communication skills necessary to foster nurse client relationships, anatomy and physiology as well as psychosocial health concepts. The student will have an introduction to extended roles such as team leader and coordinator. After the first semester the student is eligible to sit for the Certified Nursing Exam.

Content includes the roles of the practical nurse in the promotion of health and prevention of disease. Clinical experiences focus on the development of clinical competency and application of the nursing process in meeting the basic needs of clients.

Prerequisite(s):BIO 101, BIO 102

 

NUR 102: ADULT/GERIATRICS NURSING

Total Clock Hours: 280

Theory:140

Lab: 56

Clinical:84

Delivery: Residential

This course will focus on introduction of common acute and chronic conditions affecting Adult and Geriatric clients and provide students with the knowledge and skills required for their care and management. This course includes concepts and practices used to provide medical and surgical nursing care to adults over 60 years of age with common physical and mental health care needs. Participating in activities in the classroom and

various clinical settings students learn and implement numerous nursing concepts and skills needed for adult client care. The theoretical and conceptual learning includes: anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, preventative and medical nutrition, ethical/legal guidelines of medical and surgical care, nurse-adult client and heath care team relationship(s) and medical professionalism

The course will include diagnostic testing, signs and symptoms, treatment and care/education. Principles of nutrition continue, and pharmacology is introduced in discussion with acute and chronic conditions. Clinical experiences provide opportunities for application of knowledge and skills to manage and care for adult/geriatric clients.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101, BIO 102, NUR 101,

NUR 103:

 

MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING

Clock Hours:300

Lab:60

Theory:150

Clinical:90

Delivery:Residential

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process and critical thinking in the nursing care management of adults with common and well-defined health deficits. This course includes concepts and practices used to provide medical and surgical nursing care to adults’ age 19 – 59 years of age with common physical and mental health care needs. Participating in classroom activities and various clinical settings students learn and implement numerous nursing concepts and skills needed for adult client care, including adult anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, preventative and medical nutrition, ethical/legal guidelines of medical and surgical care, nurse-adult client and health car e team relationship(s) and medical professionalism.

The course will include diagnostic testing, signs and symptoms, treatment and care/education. Principles of nutrition and pharmacology continue in discussion with acute and chronic conditions. Clinical experiences provide opportunities for the application of knowledge and skills to the nursing care of adults in a variety of clinical settings.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101, BIO 102, NUR 101, NUR 102

 

NUR 104: MATERNAL/CHILD NURSING

Total Clock Hours: 100

Theory:50

Lab:20

Clinical:30

Delivery: Residential

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process and critical thinking in the care of childbearing women, newborn and family. this course includes concepts and practices used to provide nursing care to adults and youth during prenatal, delivery, and postpartum (including care of the normal newborn). Participating in classroom and laboratory base activities and various clinical settings, students learn and implement numerous nursing concepts and skills needed for prenatal, delivery and postpartum client care, including anatomy and physiology of mother and fetus, preventative and medical nutrition, pharmacology, ethical/legal guidelines of medical and surgical care, nurse-adult client relationship and medicalprofessionalism

The course will also focus on the normal and abnormal pregnancy, labor and delivery, the puerperium and the newborn. Principles of normal growth and development, psychosocial considerations, conditions related to the female reproductive and urinary systems, nursing care of mother and infant throughout the maternity cycle. Pharmacology is continuous throughout the course.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101, BIO 102, NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 103

NUR 105: PEDIATRIC NURSING

Clock Hours: 100

Theory:50

Lab:20

Clinical:30

Delivery: Residential

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process and critical thinking in the care and management of the pediatric client. This course includes concepts and practices used to provide nursing care for children 1 month to 18 years of age with common physical and mental health care needs. Participating in classroom and laboratory activities and various clinical settings, students learn and implement numerous nursing concepts and skills for pediatric, medical and surgical care, including child anatomy and physiology, preventative and medical nutrition, ethical/legal aspects of medical care, communication, and impact of cultural diversity on medical care, nurse-client relationship, and nursing professionalism.

The course will focus on common illnesses occurring in childhood. It includes application of biological, social, and developmental theory in the promotion and restoration of health. Principles of pharmacology are continuous throughout the course. Pediatric dosage and calculations emphasized vs. adult calculation.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101, BIO 102, NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 104

NUR 106: PHARMACOLOGY

Total Clock Hours: 80

Theory:64

Lab:8

Clinical:

 

Delivery: Residential

This course introduces essential concepts of pharmacology for the practical nurse. It includes the use of the nursing process in the safe administration of medications via oral, topical, intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular and intravascular route. Examines major drug names, classifications of drugs in relation to mechanism of action, therapeutic effects, adverse effects, interactions, route of administration, dosage, availability, patient assessment, laboratory considerations, and nursing implications (implementation, patient/family teaching, and evaluation).

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101, BIO 102, NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 104, NUR 105

 

NUR 107: PRACTICAL NURSE ROLE

Total Clock Hours: 80

Theory:72

Lab:0

Clinical:8

Delivery: Residential

This course focuses on gaining knowledge and skills important to implementation of the nursing role as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Aspects taken into consideration include attitudes, values, skills expected from the public and peers. Included in this course will be the knowledge from various skills acquisition model using Dryfus in relation to role acquisition, transition, conflict, ambiguity, and stress and strain. Also included will be review of ethical/legal aspects, communication, impact of cultural diversity and nursing professionalism. Student must pass the National Standardized Exit Exam (NSEE) to pass course.

Preparation to sit for the NCLEX licensure examination will take place during this course.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 101, BIO 102, NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 103, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 106

 

Program: Practical Nursing

Description

Cost
Registration $100.00
Books, Sim Chart, Adaptive Quizzing, Adaptive Learning, NCLEX Review (Online vs. Live) $1,500.00
Laboratory Supplies $1,400.00
Liability Insurance (renewed yearly) $20.00
Uniforms (2 sets) $80.00
Lab Coat (1) $30.00
Insignia Patch $10.00
Nursing Kit $100.00
Name Badge $16.00
Criminal Background Check $45.00
5 Panel Urine Drug Screen $65.00
Student Software (Academic, attendance, financial and student record software) $300.00
NCLEX Fees (Board of Nursing Licensure) $300.00
Vaccinations/TB test
Chickenpox Varicella series: $160.00 per dose, 2 series $320
Flu: $45.00 $45.00
Hepatitis B series $119.00 per dose, 3 dose series $357
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis/Whooping Cough, (Tdap) age 10+ $85.00 $85.00
2 step PPD: $99.00 annual $49.00 $148.00
MMR $125
Blood Draw per test: $45.00 (MMRVHepB) Quant $99 $324.00
Fees and Miscellaneous $5,370.00
Tuition for 1380 clock hours $19,530.00
Total Cost $24,900

 

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