Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing - Diploma

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
HEAL 1101 Anatomy and Physiology
Description
HEAL 1101 This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Focus will be on the study of each individual organ system and the interaction of each system with the rest of the body.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/03/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HEAL1101

4
HEAL 1150 Health Career Mathematics
Description
HEAL 1150 This course will assist students in mastering the skills necessary to determine drug dosages. Applicable basic skills will be reviewed, followed by proportions and a study of the metric system and the apothecaries' system. A major portion of the time will be spent solving drug dosage word problems. Prerequisite: Qualifying scores on ACCUPLACER Arithmetic test.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 03/04/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HEAL1150

1
HEAL 1750 Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Description
HEAL 1750 This course provides a study of basic nutritional concepts. Diet guidelines and menu planning are emphasized using the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and ChooseMyPlate Food Guide. Therapeutic diets are discussed as related to specific disease conditions, with emphasis on management of restricted sodium, modified fat and cholesterol, and diabetic and calorie controlled diets.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HEAL1750

3
PNSG 1000 Foundations of Nursing Practice I
Description
PNSG 1000 This course introduces the LPN role in the nursing process and beginning nursing skills to meet the basic human needs of clients. Supervised laboratory learning is included. Prerequisites: The student must meet admission requirements for nursing core courses, including Accuplacer scores. Concurrent enrollment or prior successful completion of HEAL1101 or BIOL2000 is required.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/06/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1000

2
PNSG 1100 Foundations of Nursing Practice II
Description
PNSG 1100 This course builds on the PNSG 1000 Foundations of Nursing Practice I course and introduces second semester practical nursing students to basic nursing concepts and skills. Concepts will include: the nursing process, medical and surgical asepsis, documentation, fluid and electrolyte balance, death and dying, ostomies, gastric suctioning, tracheostomy care, and diagnostic tests. Procedures are demonstrated and practiced in the laboratory setting. This course will help prepare nursing students for the clinical courses in the DCTC Practical Nursing Program and for nursing practice. Prerequisites: PNSG1000, HEAL 1750, HEAL1150, HEAL1101, & PSYC 1350. Students must take this course prior to or concurrent with PNSG1400

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/08/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1100

2
PNSG 1355 Pharmacology
Description
PNSG 1355 This course introduces the study of medications and their uses. Students will learn the techniques needed for administration of medications. Students will master the mathematical skills necessary to accurately calculate drug dosages including the metric and apothecary systems. Prerequisites: HEAL 1150: Health Career Math and PNSG 1000: Foundations of Nursing Practice I

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1355

3
PNSG 1400 Adult Health Nursing I
Description
PNSG 1400 This course addresses diseases of the respiratory, cardiovascular, hematologic and lymphatic, immune, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems as they relate to the adult population. It includes pathology, diagnostics, medical interventions, nursing implications, nutritional aspects, and pharmacodynamics. The management of perioperative clients, clients with pain, and care of clients with cancer is also discussed. Evidenced-based practice (EBP) and cultural nursing care are threaded throughout the course. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment or prior successful completion of PNSG1100 and PNSG1355

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 03/08/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1400

4
PNSG 1500 Adult Health Nursing II
Description
PNSG 1500 This course follows PNSG 1400 Adult Health Nursing I and addresses different body systems. This course addresses diseases of the gastrointestinal, sensory, neurological, urinary, integumentary, and genitourinary and reproductive disorders as they relate to the adult population. It includes pathology, diagnostics, medical interventions, nursing implications, nutritional aspects, and pharmacodynamics. Nursing care of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is also discussed. Complementary and alternative modalities (CAM) are also included. Prerequisites: PNSG1100 and PNSG1400. Concurrent enrollment in PNSG1535 and prior successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in PNSG1355.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/08/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1500

3
PNSG 1535 Beginning Clinical
Description
PNSG 1535 This course introduces practical nursing students to beginning nursing practice. Students will provide basic nursing care for selected patients in a long term care (LTC) clinical setting with instructor supervision. Students will collect patient data, perform nursing skills, and administer delegated medical treatments. Prerequisites: PNSG1100, PNSG1400, concurrent enrollment or prior successful completion of PNSG1355 and PNSG1500.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1535

2
PNSG 1540 Clinical Practice I
Description
PNSG 1540 During this course, students will have the opportunity to perform nursing care for selected clients in an acute care setting with instructor supervision. Students will administer medications and perform delegated medical treatments. Students will be expected to demonstrate progression in the performance of nursing skills. Critical thinking skills will be emphasized. Prerequisites: PNSG1530.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 05/18/2000 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1540

2
PNSG 1565 Clincal II
Description
PNSG 1565 This course provides opportunities for students to perform nursing skills for selected acutely ill clients in clinical settings with minimal instructor guidance. Students will continue to implement the LPN role in the nursing process, and perform nursing care and treatments as learned in prior theory and laboratory courses. Independent functioning is encouraged along with medication administration proficiency. Prerequisite: HEAL1400, PNSG1100, PNSG1500, PNSG1530, and PNSG1540; and current enrollment or prior successful completion of PNSG1701.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1565

2
PNSG 1575 Clinical III
Description
PNSG 1575 This course provides opportunities for students to perform nursing skills to select post-partum women and newborn infants in clinical settings with instructor guidance. Students may also assist in caring for children. Students will continue to implement the PN rold in the nursing process and perform nursing care and treatments as learned in prior theory and laboratory courses. Prerequisites: PNSG 1565: Clinical II

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1575

1
PNSG 1755 Behavioral Health Concepts
Description
PNSG 1755 This course explores mental health and mental illness. Maladaptive disorders, treatment and nursing care are discussed. Transcultural and life span nursing issues of mental health will be addressed.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1755

2
PNSG 1805 Maternal and Child Health
Description
PNSG 1805 This course prepares the student to care for maternity and pediatric patients. The obstetric portion of the course focuses on nursing care during pregnancy, labor/delivery, and postpartum, as well as care of the normal newborn. In the pediatric portion, the effects of illness and hospitalization on children are studied. Prerequisites: HEAL1400, PNSG1100, PSYC200, PSYC1300, and PSYC1400 and concurrent enrollment or prior successful completion of PNSG1560, PNSG1570, and PNSG1580.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG1805

2
PNSG 2020 Nursing Capstone
Description
PNSG 2020 This course provides students with the opportunity to function more independently in the simulation/clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and role transition from student to graduate nurse. Students are assigned to work as members of the health care team in the simulation setting. A Predictor test will be administered to students allowing then to see how they will do on the State NCLEX Practical Nursing Boards. An instructor will be available to provide guidance and support with identification of areas of need in preparation for the NCLEX test. The Capstone will address job search, Nursing opportunities and a review of the testing process for the MN State Board of Nursing.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: PNSG2020

2
PSYC 1350 Lifespan Development
Description
PSYC 1350 This psychology course is an introduction and overview of the scientific study of development throughout the life span from prenatal through old age, death, dying and bereavement from a developmental perspective. Prerequisites: None. Meets MnTC Goal 5 and MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 5,7

Course Outline: PSYC1350

4
Total Core Credits: 39
Total Program Credits: 39