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Practical Nursing (NPN)

NPN 100  (2 credit hours)  
Introduction to Nursing & Health Care System  

Includes a historical overview of current health care including medical economics, ethical and legal parameters, roles and responsibilities of health care team members with an emphasis on reflective nursing practice. Explores medical terminology, therapeutic communication techniques, concepts of health, health assessment, self care and basic needs related to activities of daily living across the lifespan. Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Practical Nursing program AND CPR for Health Care Providers certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the program AND [(NAA 100 or equivalent) within the past three years OR active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry] AND Digital Literacy as defined by KCTCS.
Pre- or co-requisite: [(BIO 135 or BIO 139), if prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved] OR Consent of PN Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
NPN 101  (6 credit hours)  
Nursing Fundamentals  

Provides a historical overview of health care system and roles and responsibilities of members of the health care team. Emphasizes practical nursing and the nursing process in the context of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns and Maslow's hierarchy of needs as related to client daily living across the life span. Covers fundamental nursing skills including therapeutic communication techniques; nursing assessment; nursing process and care planning; charting; legal and ethical parameters of health care; rest and sleep; and body mechanics. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hour). Lab: 3.0 credits (135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Practical Nursing program AND CPR for Health Care Providers certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the program AND [(NAA 100 or equivalent) within the past three years OR active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry] AND Computer Literacy as defined by KCTCS.
Pre- or co-requisite: [(BIO 135 or BIO 139) and (AHS 100 or CLA 131 or AHS 120 or OST 103) and (AHS 100 or PSY 223) with a minimum grade of C in each course].
Attributes: Digital Literacy, Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 105  (6 credit hours)  
Development of Care Giver Role  

Introduces nursing and the nursing process as related to client activities of daily living across the life span. Provides an opportunity to develop and practice psychomotor skills related to health assessment, promotion, maintenance, and illness prevention. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours); Lab/Clinical: 3.0 credits (45:1 ratio/135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Practical Nursing program AND CPR for Health Care Providers certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the program AND [(NAA 100 or equivalent) within the past three years OR active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry] AND Digital Literacy as defined by KCTCS.
Pre- or co-requisite: [(BIO 135 or BIO 139), if prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved] OR Consent of PN Coordinator.
Attributes: Digital Literacy, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 106  (6 credit hours)  
Fundamentals of Nursing Care  

Provides a historical overview of health care system and roles and responsibilities of members of the health care team. Emphasizes practical nursing and the nursing process in the context of Maslow's hierarchy of needs as related to client daily living across the life span. Covers fundamental nursing skills including therapeutic communication techniques; nursing assessment; nursing process and care planning; charting; legal and ethical parameters of health care; rest and sleep; body mechanics and introductory content on the surgical experience. [ENG 101 and MAT 110 and (AHS 115 or CLA 131) with a minimum "C" grade.]. Lecture: 4 credit hours (60 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 2 credit hours (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Practical Nursing program AND CPR for Health Care Providers certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the program AND [(NAA 100 or equivalent) within the past three years OR active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry] AND Digital Literacy as defined by KCTCS.
Pre- or co-requisite: BIO 139, if prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved.
Attributes: Digital Literacy, Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 108  (3 credit hours)  
Pharmacology in Nursing  

Introduces dosage calculations and medication administration of commonly used medications. Includes an overview of common drugs, drug classifications, and effects administered in the following modes: oral, sublingual, rectal, topical, intradermal, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous including IV fluid administration skills. Emphasizes nursing responsibility, accountability, and application of nursing process to drug therapy. [ENG 101 and MT 110 and (AHS 115 or CLA 131) with a minimum "C" grade.] Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours). Laboratory: 1.0 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Practical Nursing program AND CPR for Health Care Providers certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the program AND [(NAA 100 or equivalent) within the past three years OR active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry] AND Computer Literacy as defined by KCTCS.
Pre- or co-requisite: BIO 139, if prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 110  (2 credit hours)  
Pharmacology I  

Introduces techniques used to administer medications. Includes dosages, diagnostic studies, related medical therapies, and legal responsibilities. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours); Lab/Clinical: 1.0 credit (45:1 ratio/45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Practical Nursing program AND CPR for Health Care Providers certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the program AND [(NAA 100 or equivalent) within the past three years OR active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry] AND Digital Literacy as defined by KCTCS.
Pre- or co-requisite: [(BIO 135 or BIO 139), if prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved] OR Consent of PN Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 111  (3 credit hours)  
Pharmacology  

Admission to Practical Nursing program AND CPR for Health Care Providers certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the program AND [(NAA 100 or equivalent) within the past three years OR active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry] AND Computer Literacy as defined by KCTCS. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 2.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Practical Nursing program AND CPR for Health Care Providers certification to be maintained throughout enrollment in the program AND [(NAA 100 or equivalent) within the past three years OR active status on the Medicaid Nurse Aide Registry] AND Digital Literacy as defined by KCTCS.
Pre- or co-requisite: (BIO 135 or BIO 139) and (AHS 115 or CLA 131 or AHS 120 or OST 103), if prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 115  (6 credit hours)  
Practical Nursing Bridge Course  

Provides overview of the health care system and roles and responsibilities of the health care team. Emphasizes the nursing process in the context of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns and Maslow's hierarchy of needs as related to client daily living across the life span. Covers fundamental nursing skills including therapeutic communication techniques, nursing assessment, and the nursing process. Introduces dosage calculations and administration of medications. Includes an overview of common drugs, drug classifications, and effects of drugs administered in all modes. Emphasizes nursing responsibility, accountability, and the application of the nursing process to drug therapy. Upon successful completion of all components of the course, the student will be admitted to NPN 135 and will have earned advanced standing hours, dependent upon curriculum option. Pre-requisite Or Lecture: 3.0 credit hours (45 contact hours). Laboratory: 3.0 credit hours (135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program AND (NAA 115 or equivalent) AND (BIO 135 or BIO 139) AND (ENG 101 or COM 181 or COM 252 or TEC 200) AND (CLA 131 or AHS 120 or OST 103) AND Digital Literacy with a minimum grade of C in each Pre-requisite course.
Co-requisite: (AHS 100 or PSY 223) with a minimum grade of "C".
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 125  (3 credit hours)  
Mental Health  

Applies nursing process to clients experiencing common mental health problems with emphasis on assisting clients to cope with psychological problems throughout the life span i.e., chemical dependency, violence and other stress and developmental problems related to mental health. Minimum C grade). Pre-requisite Or If prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved.)) Pathway 3: ((NPN 106 and NPN 108 and BIO 139) If prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved). Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 1.0 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Pathway 1: ((NPN 100 and NPN 105 and NPN 110) and (BIO 135 or BIO 139) or Consent of PN coordinator.
Co-requisite: Pathway 2: ((NPN 101 and NPN 111 and (BIO 135 or BIO 139) and (AHS 120 or AHS 115 or OST 103 or CLA 131).
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 130  (3 credit hours)  
Pharmacology II  

Identify common drugs by classification and effects with emphasis on responsibility, accountability, and application of the nursing process to drug therapy. Minimum "C" grade). Lab/Clinical: 1.0 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: ((NPN 100 and NPN 105 and NPN 110 and (BIO 135 or BIO 139) or Consent of PN Coordinator).
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 135  (6 credit hours)  
Introduction to Health Deviation  

Applies the nursing process for selected child/adult clients experiencing common health deviations interfering with activities of daily living; emphasis is on the nurse as the provider of care. Minimum "C" grade. Pathway 2: ((NPN 101 and 111) or NPN 115 and (BIO 135 or BIO 139) and (AHS 115 or AHS 120 or CLA 131 or OST 103) Minimum "C" grade). Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours); Lab/Clinical: 3.0 credit (45:1 ratio/135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Pathway 1: ((NPN 100 and NPN 105 and NPN 110 and (BIO 135 or BIO 139)) or Consent of PN Coordinator.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 140  (3 credit hours)  
Nursing Care I  

Applies nursing process to selected child/adult clients experiencing common health deviations related to interferences with activities of daily living and/ or interruption of body structure and function related to surgical interference. Prerequisite: ((NPN 106 and NPN 108 and BIO 139). Minimum "C" grade). Prerequisite or Corequisite: ((NPN 125 and NPN 201). If prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved). Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours). Laboratory/Clinical: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 200  (5 credit hours)  
Med Surg I  

Applies nursing process to selected child/adult clients experiencing common health deviations interfering with activities of daily living with emphasis on the nurse as the provider of care. Minimum C grade. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 2 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: (NPN 125 and NPN 130 and NPN 135 and NPN 201) or Consent of PN Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 201  (3 credit hours)  
Child Bearing Family  

Applies nursing process to childbearing families with focus on health promotion and common health alterations in the reproductive process. Minimum "C" grade. Pathway 2-(NPN 101 and NPN 111) and (BIO 135 or BIO 139) Minimum "C" grade. Pathway 3-(NPN 106 and NPN 108 and BIO 139 ) Minimum "C" grade. Pre-requisite Or If prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved. Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours). Lab: 1.0 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Pathway 1-(NPN 100 and NPN 105 and NPN 110) and (BIO 135 or BIO 139) and or Consent of PN Coordinator.
Co-requisite: Pathway 2-NPN 202 and Medical Terminology.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 202  (6 credit hours)  
Med-Surg I Alterations  

Applies nursing process to selected child/adult clients experiencing common health deviations related to metabolic dysfunctions, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, cardiovascular dysfunctions, and cellular deviations that interfere with activities of daily living with emphasis on the nurse as the provider of care. If prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours). Lab/Clinical 2.0 credits (90 contact hours)

Pre-requisite: (NPN 101 and NPN 111) and BIO 135 or BIO 139) and (AHS 115 or AHS 120 or CLA 131 or MIT 103) Minimum "C" grade.
Pre- or co-requisite: NPN 135.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 205  (5 credit hours)  
Med Surg II  

Applies the nursing process to child/adult clients experiencing more complex health alterations; the focus is on multi-system failure, fluid and electrolytes, neurological problems, and cellular deviation. All courses must be achieved with a grade of "C" or higher. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours); Lab/Clinical: 2.0 credits (90 contact hours/45:1 ratio).

Pre-requisite: NPN 200.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 206  (6 credit hours)  
Med-Surg II Alterations  

Applies nursing process to selected child/adult clients experiencing complex health issues related to multi-system failure, neurological disorders, coordination dysfunctions, and elimination problems that interfere with activities of daily living with an emphasis on the nurse as the provider of care. If prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved. Lecture: 4.0 credits (60 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 2.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: (NPN 202 with a grade of "C" or greater) or Consent of PN Coordinator.
Pre- or co-requisite: NPN 201.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 208  (10 credit hours)  
Nursing Care II  

Applies nursing process to selected child/adult clients experiencing common health deviations related to metabolic dysfunctions, complex cardiovascular dysfunctions, cellular deviations and complex health issues related to multi-system failure, neurological disorders, coordination dysfunctions, and elimination problems that interfere with activities of daily. Prerequisite: BIO 137, BIO 139, NPN 106, NPN 108, and NPN 125 with a grade of "C" or greater. Pre-requisite or Lecture: 6 credits (90 contact hours). Laboratory: 4 credits (180 contact hours).

Co-requisite: NPN 140 and NPN 201 with a grade of "C" or better.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NPN 210  (4 credit hours)  
Clinical Practicum  

Integrates the theoretical concepts learned throughout the program in application of this knowledge during the direct care of clients. Promotes critical thinking and problem solving skills during the nursing role performances of provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline. Minimum "C" grade. Pathway 3: NPN 208. Minimum "C" grade. If prerequisite, a grade of "C" or greater must be achieved. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours); Practicum: 3.0 credits (45:1 ratio/ 135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Pathway 1: NPN 205.
Pre- or co-requisite: Pathway 2: NPN 206.
Attributes: Digital Literacy, Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture, PCM: Practicum
NPN 215  (1 credit hours)  
Nursing Trends & Issues  

Prepares the student for the role of the practical nurse. Minimum "C" grade. Pathway 2: NPN 125 and NPN 135. Minimum "C" grade. Pathway 3: NPN 125 and NPN 140 and NPN 201. Minimum "C" grade. Minimum "C" grade. Pathway 3: NPN 208 and NPN 210. Minimum "C" grade. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Pathway 1: NPN 125 and NPN 130 and NPN 135 and NPN 201.
Pre- or co-requisite: Pathway 2: NPN 201 and NPN 202 and NPN 206 and NPN 210.
Attributes: Digital Literacy, Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LEC: Lecture