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Nursing - Practical Nursing Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


PNU 107 - Professional Development II (1, 2)

Prerequisite: NUR 103, 105, 106, concurrent with NUR 108, PNU 109

This 8-week course will present content essential to practical nurses including communications, health care delivery systems, issues and trends. Student will explore caring, assertiveness, teamwork, and leadership.

PNU 109 - Essentials for Nursing I (7, 25)

Prerequisite: PSY 101, NUR 101, NUR 103, NUR 105, and NUR 106 and taken concurrently with NUR 108 and PNU 107

This 8-week course focuses on health perception-health management pattern, nutritional-metabolic pattern, sleep-rest pattern, and cognitive-perceptual pattern. The student will utilize critical thinking to address a selected nursing diagnosis within a functional health pattern as it relates to a diverse population across the lifespan. This course includes a clinical component.  Fee.

PNU 111 - Essentials of Nursing II (7, 25)

Prerequisite: PNU 109, concurrent with NUR 108

This 8-week course focuses on the self perception-self concept pattern, elimination pattern and activity-exercise pattern. The student is expected to utilize critical thinking to address two or more functional health patterns as they occur within a diverse population across the lifespan. This course includes a clinical component.  Fee.

PNU 113 - Essentials of Nursing III (6, 26)

Prerequisite: NUR 108, PNU 107, 109 and PNU 111, concurrent with PNU 115

The 8-week course provides an overview of perinatal and pediatric nursing care. This course also focuses on the role-relationship pattern, sexuality-reproductive pattern, coping-stress tolerance pattern, and value-belief pattern. The student is expected to utilize critical thinking to address multiple functional health patterns as they occur within a diverse population across the lifespan. This course includes a clinical component. Clinical meets 3 days per week, 8 hours per day for 4 weeks.  Fee.

PNU 115 - Role Synthesis (2, 32)

Prerequisite: Concurrent with PNU 113

This eight-week class provides the student the opportunity to utilize communication, networking skills and management concepts in a clinically intense practicum. The student will discover how diverse organizational structures, agency policies, state practice acts, and communication lines can affect their role in a variety of prospective employment environments.  Fee.

Contact Mary Long at 708-596-2000 ext. 2512.

NUR 101, NUR 103, NUR 105, NUR 106, NUR 108 are required for this program. See NURSING-ASSOCIATE DEGREE (RN) for course descriptions.

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