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Practical Nursing Education - Certificate

Practical Nursing Education - Certificate

[Tracey Barron, Felicia Crump, Mary Beth Reeves, Kristi Tooley]

Certificate

This is a 12-month program consisting of classroom work and clinical experience in practical nursing education. Students must complete this course of study within three years. The Board of Nursing may refuse the application for licensure of any applicant who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor or has charges pending on such issues.

Graduates of this program meet the educational requirements to sit for the Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure examination.

Students are admitted in August. The following is a schedule of course placement. A grade of 80 or above must be maintained in each course before advancement to the following semester.

 

Alternate Placement Option - Alternate placement into the Practical Nursing Education Program is an option available to students who have passed at least one clinical A.D.N. course. Depending on which course was satisfactorily completed in the A.D.N. program, students may exempt one or two semesters of the Practical Nursing Education curriculum. Application should be made to the Practical Nursing Program. A fee of $15.00 per credit hour is charged for recording “Z” credit on the transcript.



Prerequisites for Admission

Prerequisites — 8 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
BIO-2514
Anatomy & Physiology I
4

(Prerequisite: ACT composite of 19 or credit in BIO 1534 with a "C" or above.) A combined lecture and laboratory course that covers the anatomical and physiological study of the human body as an integrated whole. The course includes detailed studies of: biological principles; tissues; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

BIO-2524
Anatomy & Physiology II
4

(Prerequisite: BIO 2514 with a "C" or above) A combined lecture and laboratory course that includes detailed studies of the anatomy and physiology of human special senses, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems, as well as reproduction and development. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.



August Admission

First Semester — 14 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
PNV-1444
Nursing Fundamentals &Clinical
14

This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to care for the individual in wellness and illness and is applicable across the life span. Study includes beginning use of the nursing process; causes and prevention of illness; patient, family, and community health care provisions; and resource agencies available. This course also includes personal health care, medical terms, preparation to assist the patient in meeting basic living needs, and provides demonstration of the supervised practice of the fundamental skills related to practical nursing. Successful completion of PNV 1444 requires minimal competency of 80% in theory and a concurrent 80% competency in the clinical setting evaluation. Six hours lecture and eight hours laboratory.

Second Semester — 16 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
PNV-1524
IV Therapy Concepts
4

This course is designed to prepare the practical nurse to perform the expanded role of IV therapy as outlined in the Mississippi Nursing Practice Law, Rules, and Regulations. The student, upon completion of the practical nursing program and successful passage of the licensure examination, is eligible to apply for IV Therapy in accordance with the Mississippi Nursing Practice Law and Administrative Code. Additionally, this course is designed to provide the student with appropriate basic theoretical and clinical information related to drugs, including: classifications, sources, dosages, drug calculations, regulatory requirements, and basic principles of drug administration. In addition, tuberculosis surveillance and testing certification will be provided in association with the American Lung Association of MS and the Mississippi Department of Health. This course meets the requirements of the Mississippi Board of Nursing for IV cert. Three hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

PNV-1682
Adult Health Nurs Cncpts &Clin
12

This course provides the student with the basic nursing theory and skills to provide safe and effective care for a client experiencing acute, chronic, or life-threatening physical health conditions in selected body systems. Pharmacological and nutritional therapy for various disorders is included. In addition, this course includes clinical experiences for application of nursing theory and skills for safe, effective care of the adult client experiencing acute, chronic, or life threatening physical conditions in all body systems. Successful completion of PNV 1682 requires a minimal competency of 80% in theory and a concurrent 80% competency in the clinical setting evaluation. Eight hours lecture and four hours laboratory.

Third Semester — 12 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
PNV-1728
Specialty Areas in Nursing
8

This course provides the student with basic knowledge and skills to promote and/or provide safe and effective care for clients and families during antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods as well as infancy through adolescence. It also provides the basic knowledge and skills to assist in the promotion of the emotional , mental, and social well being of the client and family experiencing a mental health alteration. Successful completion of PNV 1728 requires a minimal competency of 80% in theory and a concurrent 80% competency in the clinical setting evaluation. Seven hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

PNV-1914
Nursing Transition
4

This course discusses the legal aspects of nursing employment opportunities, responsibilities, and preparation of the student for role transition. In addition this course further develops decision making skills, promotes an interest in continued professional development, and aides in preparing the student to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). Students must demonstrate the role of an entry level LPN in the clinical setting in addition to classroom assignments. Four hours lecture and two hours laboratory.

Total Hours: 50



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CIP:513901

Program of Study Code: 9260