Nursing - Practical Nurse (LPN) Part-Time - CERT

Allied Health

Contact: Sandy PANGBURN Pangburns@hutchcc.edu (620)245-0202
Department Co-Chair: Debbie HACKLER Hacklerd@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd SAZAMA Sazamat@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This certificate requires 48 credit hours.

Prerequisites

Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Four hours lecture and four hours laboratory per week.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112, or BI100 Bas Cncpt for AH Studies with a grade of C or better

HR105 Medical Terminology 3

Elements of medical language including common abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, and meaning relating to body systems, medical science, and medical specialties.

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3

A survey of the theories of and current research into the psychological development of individuals from birth to death focusing on the progressive changes experienced in the physical, cognitive and social-emotional domains of life.
Pre-Reqs: PS100 General Psychology

Semester Total - 15

First Semester

Course Title Credits
PN100 KSPN Foundations of Nursing 4

This course utilizes the nursing standards of practice based on principles of biology, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural to meet the needs to clients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on basic nursing skills, patient safety and therapeutic communication. Concepts and skills are enhanced in subsequent courses.
Pre-Reqs: BI103 and PS100 and PS102

PN104 PN Program Orientation 1

The evolving role of the practical nurse in the health-care system. Essential techniques for success as a practical nursing student.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN115 KSPN Foundations of Nursing Clinical 2

This course explores the are and science of nursing in this clinical course. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process, cultural and spiritual awareness, communication, date collection, performance of basic nursing skills, and documentation, Principles of safe medication administration are introduced.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

Semester Total - 7

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
PN106 KSPN Medical-Surgical Nursing I 4

This course focuses on the effect of disorders of selected systems throughout the lifespan and applies the nursing process in meeting basic needs. Health promotion and maintenance, rehabilitation and continuity of care are emphasized. The role of the practical nurse is incorporated throughout.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN120 KSPN Mental Health Nursing 2

This course explores basic concepts and trends in mental health nursing. Therapeutic modalities and client behavior management are discussed. Emphasis is placed on using the nursing process and meeting the basic human needs of the mental health client.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

Semester Total - 6

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
PN107 KSPN Gerontology Nursing 2

This course is designed to explore issues related to the aging adult using the nursing process as the organizing framework. Also discussed are the impact of ageism, alterations in physiological and psychosocial functioning, and the role of the practical nurse in caring for older adult clients.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN108 KSPN Maternal-Child Nursing 2

This course focuses on pre- and post-natal maternal nursing care, as well as, the care of children from infancy to adolescence. Emphasis is given to normal reproduction and frequently occurring biological, cultural, spiritual and psychosocial needs of the child-bearing and child-rearing family.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN116 KSPN Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical 3

Simulated and actual care situation of selected systems throughout the lifespan, utilizing acute and long-term care setting. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

Semester Total - 7

Fourth Semester

Course Title Credits
PN112 KSPN Medical-Surgical Nursing II 4

This course focuses on the effect of disorders of selected systems throughout the lifespan using the nursing process in meeting basic needs. Prevention, rehabilitation and continuity of care are emphasized. The role of the practical nurse is incorporated throughout.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN118 KSPN Maternal-Child Nursing Clinical 1

This clinical course applies concepts from Maternal Child I. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process and meeting the basic needs of the maternal child client.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

PN119 KSPN Pharmacology 3

Principles of pharmacology, drug classifications, and the effects of selected medications on the human body using the nursing process as the framework for ensuring safe and effective nursing care for clients across the lifespan.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

Semester Total - 8

Summer 2

Course Title Credits
PN114 PN Role Development 2

Expansion of the leadership and management skills necessary for personal and career growth and development, emphasizing assignment, delegation and conflict management. Opportunity to acquire additional knowledge in areas of concern and to build on areas of strength to improve the chances of being successful on the NCLEX-PN.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance
Co-Reqs: PN112,PN117

PN117 KSPN Medical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical 3

This experience uses simulated and actual care situations of selected systems throughout the lifespan, utilizing acute and long-term care settings. An emphasis is placed on critical thinking and clinical decision-making skill development. Principles of leadership for the practical nurse will be implemented, as well as multi-task management skills for transition as a practical nurse.
Pre-Reqs: Practical Nursing Acceptance

Semester Total - 5

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
Please note the 1st semester begins in January the 2nd semester begins in June
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