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Nursing - Practical Nursing and Associate Nursing Degree

Nursing is one of the most trusted healthcare professions. Those interested in entering nursing should be caring and compassionate, responsible, detail-oriented and have the ability to manage stress in dealing with patients and families with acute and chronic diseases.

The majority of the nursing workforce today consists of LPN's (Licensed Practical Nurses) and RN's (Registered Nurses). SCC's nursing program offers an educational program for each of these options.

Licensed Practical Nurses work primarily in long-term care settings, physicians' offices, clinics and home health care. Nursing professionals work daytime, evening, night, and weekend hours.

Upon completion of the requirements of the nursing program for the practical nursing diploma option the student is eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for practical nursing. Successful completion of the NCLEX-PN will allow the individual to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Upon successful completion of the Practical Nursing Diploma requirements the student may also advance to the Associate Degree Nurse career option. Students receiving the PN Diploma and passing the liensure examination may work as an LPN while pursuing the Associate Degree in Nursing.

The Associate Degree in Nursing builds upon the foundations of practical nursing. The associate degree nurse is responsible for the management of patient and family nursing care in which the needs are more complex. The associate degree nurse also utilizes the nursing process, advanced clinical skills, and leadership to promote and facilitate health across the lifespan. The associate degree nurse works in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, clinics, home health care, long-term care facilities, and community and public health settings.

Upon completion of the requirements of the nursing program for the associate of applied science degree the student is eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN will allow the individual to practice as a Registered Nurse.

PREPARATORY NURSING

Many students prep for Nursing by completing the related courses before enrolling in the PNN courses. Before enrolling in any of the preparatory courses, please review the offerings with an Enrollment Specialist.

Developmental Psychology
English Composition I
Introduction to Psychology
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Introduction to Sociology
Microbiology

Admissions standards apply for this program. Please contact the Enrollment Services Office for details.

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Kristi Schroeder - Program Coordinator, 319-208-5100
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RN, Augustana Hospital School of Nursing
BSN, MSN, University of Phoenix
 

 

Nursing - Practical Nursing and Associate Nursing Degree

Admission standards apply to this program. Please contact Enrollment Services for more details.

 

* Denotes a course option. Select one class from the group of classes listed to satisfy this requirement.

 
 Summer Semester  Credit
  ENG-105 COMPOSITION I     3
  PNN-160 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING PRACTICE     2
  PNN-220 PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING I     2
 
 Fall Semester   
  BIO-186 MICROBIOLOGY     4
  PNN-534 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING I     12.5
  PSY-121 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  PNN-311 PN ISSUES AND TRENDS     1
  PNN-535 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING II     12
 
 Summer Semester   
  ADN-145 ROLE TRANSITION     1
  ADN-221 PHARMACOLOGY II     2
  PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY     3
 
 Fall Semester   
  ADN-641 NURSING III     14.5
  SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  ADN-311 RN ISSUES AND TRENDS     1
  ADN-642 NURSING IV     14

Nursing - Practical Nursing and Associate Nursing Degree

 

ADN-145 - ROLE TRANSITION

Lecture: 1Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

Description: This course allows associate degree nursing students to explore the role expectation of the registered nurse and facilitate the transition from practical nursing to registered nursing. An emphasis is placed on health education and advanced application of the nursing process. Prerequisite: PNN (Level I) Curriculum.

 

ADN-221 - PHARMACOLOGY II

Lecture: 2Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: This course focuses on concepts of pharmacology with special emphasis on the role of the nurse in developing a comprehensive approach to the clinical application of drug therapy through the use of the nursing process. Understanding how drugs work and their relationship to expected outcomes and possible adverse reactions is explored. Recognition of safe dosage ranges, potential interactions, patient factors that affect drug actions, and safe administration techniques are included. The education of clients about their drug therapies is a crucial component. Prerequisite: PNN (Level I) Curriculum. Corequisite: ADN-145.

 

ADN-311 - RN ISSUES AND TRENDS

Lecture: 1Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

Description: This course assists the associate degree nursing student to begin the transition to an autonomous nursing practice. Career development, opportunities, and challenges of the registered nurse are explored in relation to changing health care trends. Principles of leadership and management are introduced. Prerequisite: ADN-641.

 

ADN-641 - NURSING III

Lecture: 8Lab: 1OJT: 0Clinical: 18Credit: 14.5

Description: This course integrates concepts previously presented in the curriculum. A systematic approach is utilized in planning and providing nursing care to individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan (pediatrics, adult and geriatrics). This course emphasizes selected acute and complex alterations in health and includes advanced content related to maternity care. An opportunity is provided for students to expand their theoretical knowledge, to broaden the application of critical thinking to the nursing process, and to refine their nursing skills in clinical settings. Prerequisites: ADN-145, ADN-221. Corequisite: PSY-111.

 

ADN-642 - NURSING IV

Lecture: 8Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 18Credit: 14

Description: This course integrates concepts and strands previously presented in the curriculum. A systematic approach continues to be utilized in planning and providing nursing care to individuals, families, and groups across the lifespan (pediatrics, adult and geriatrics). This course emphasizes selected acute and complex alterations in health and includes advanced content related to mental health. An opportunity is provided for students to expand their theoretical knowledge, to extensively apply critical thinking to the nursing process, and to continue to refine their nursing skills in clinical settings. Prerequisite: ADN-641.

 

BIO-186 - MICROBIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: A study of microbial populations and their relationships to the human in health and diseases. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIO-252 or CHM-65 and BIO-112

 

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

PNN-160 - INTRODUCTION TO NURSING PRACTICE

Lecture: 2Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: This course provides the student with an introduction to nursing concepts and principles. From a historical perspective, the student will explore the roles and challenges of the nurse in the health care continuum. The curriculum strand of the nursing process is introduced and serves as the foundation for the development of critical thinking skills. Other curriculum strands introduced include communication, stress and adaptation, wellness, professional accountability, information technology, time management and prioity setting. Prerequisite: Certification in Iowa CNA 75 Clock Hours. Corequisite: PNN-220.

 

PNN-220 - PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING I

Lecture: 2Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 2

Description: This course introduces the student to the basics of pharmacology. Principles of drug administration, including dosage calculation and routes and techniques of administration are presented. Legal/ethical considerations, as related to drug therapy, are discussed. An overview of drug classifications, drug actions, common adverse reactions, and nursing interventions are included. Emphasis is placed on nursing responsibilites in drug therapy, including safe administration of all drugs. Corequisite: PNN-160.

 

PNN-311 - PN ISSUES AND TRENDS

Lecture: 1Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 1

Description: This course is an overview of the role of the licensed practical nurse. Ethical and legal responsibilities of the nurse are identified. Levels of practice, licensure, career opportunities, and job-seeking skills are addressed. Opportunities for professional growth are explored. Prerequisite: PNN-534. Corequisite: BIO-186.

 

PNN-534 - MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING I

Lecture: 8Lab: 1OJT: 0Clinical: 12Credit: 12.5

Description: This course builds on concepts and strands previously presented in the curriculum. A systematic approach is utilized in providing nursing care to individuals across the lifespan (pediatrics, adult and geriatrics). The course emphasizes selected common and chronic alterations in health. The curriculum strands which are introduced include psychosocial, cultural and spiritual concepts, nutrition, and safety and infection control. An opportunity is provided for students to apply theoretical knowledge, to utilize the nursing process, and to practice nursing techniques in clinical settings. Prerequisites: PNN-160, PNN-220 and BIO-177.

 

PNN-535 - MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING II

Lecture: 8Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 12Credit: 12

Description: This course continues to incorporate concepts and strands previously presented in the curriculum. A systematic approach is utilized in providing nursing care to individuals and families across the lifespan (pediatrics, adult and geriatrics). This course emphasizes selected common and chronic alterations in health and includes essential content related to maternity care. An opportunity is provided for students to apply theoretical knowledge, to utilize the nursing process, and to practice nursing techniques in clinical settings. Prerequisite: PNN-534. Corequisite: PNN-311.

 

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

 

PSY-121 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A systematic study of life-span development. Individual differences in behavior as well as cultural norms are considered in relation to heredity and environment.

 

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

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