Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing - Diploma

Core Courses

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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

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HEAL 1150 Health Career Mathematics
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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

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PNSG 1355 Pharmacology
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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

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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

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PNSG 1755 Behavioral Health Concepts
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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

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PNSG 1805 Maternal and Child Health
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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

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PSYC 1350 Lifespan Development
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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

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Total Core Credits: 20
Total Program Credits: 37