Practical Nurse

Course Descriptions - Practical Nurse
Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2019)

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Course Descriptions - Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2019)
NRSG 0000 Practical Nursing General Education Courses0 Hours
Completion of this course is to acknowledge that the general education requirements have been met for graduation from Practical Nurse. The following general education courses are normally 3 or 4 credit hour courses available from a college or university with regional accreditation. These general education courses are available at Weber State University (WSU). The CNA course is available at Davis Tech as well as other facilities. Credit will be given for courses from other colleges and universities that are determined to be equivalent.
NRSG 1005 Orientation to Practical Nursing60 Hours
Orientation to Nursing students explore the Davis Tech Philosophy of Nursing, which is based on QSEN Competencies. During this course, you will study professionalism, scope of practice, and the nursing process in order to prepare you for clinical rotations within the community. Your clinical preparation will also include completion of immunization requirements and current CPR certification, review of program policies and procedures, and demonstration of competence in dosage calculations and medical terminology. You should take this course the semester immediately prior to NRSG 1025, 1026, and 1027.
NRSG 1025 Nursing Care of Diverse Populations60 Hours
Nursing Care of Diverse Populations introduces care for patients and families from a variety of diverse populations. During this course, you will develop culturally and ethically competent nursing care. You will study principles of therapeutic communication. You will also be introduced to caring for patients with common mental health disorders in a variety of healthcare settings.
NRSG 1026 Fundamentals of Nursing Care Practice120 Hours
Fundamentals of Nursing Care Practice emphasizes patient-centered care through basic nursing skills associated with the care of patients with medical/surgical conditions. This course will require you to practice patient safety as you practice the administration of medications. You will also perform skills in a simulated lab setting and pass off these skills before applying them in clinical settings associated with the Nursing Principles across the Lifespan course.
NRSG 1027 Principles of Nursing Across the Lifespan270 Hours
Principles of Nursing Across the Lifespan emphasizes developmental concepts throughout the human lifespan. During this course, you will examine all aspects of growth and development from fetal development to geriatrics beginning with genetics. Childhood growth and development will emphasize safety principles and care during hospitalization. Young adult growth and development will include a discussion on human sexuality. Adult growth and development will include perinatal nursing and the care of women, infants, and families during the childbearing process. Geriatric growth and development will focus on the aging population and the many life and health adjustments associated with this period of life. You will also apply concepts learned in the other foundational courses in clinical settings and simulated labs through this didactic and clinical course.
NRSG 1028 Patient Focused Care300 Hours
Patient Focused Care builds upon principles of nursing presented in first semester foundational courses. During this course, you will learn medical and surgical practices as they apply to both adult and pediatric patients utilizing evidence-based research. You will be provided with experience caring for patients in acute-care settings through this didactic and clinical course. You will also use the nursing process to assess, plan, and evaluate patients’ nursing interventions.
NRSG 1029 Pharmacological Nursing Care90 Hours
Pharmacological Nursing Care continues to emphasize the safe administration of medications including dosage calculations with categories of pharmacological agents providing the framework of organization for the course. During this course, you will study the desired effects and side effects of medication. You will also explore drug contraindications, patient education, and methods of administration of medication as well as the effects of age on reaction to medication. You will also be introduced to nursing responsibilities associated with the administration of pharmacological agents.
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