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Practical Nurse Bridge Course (NUR150) 12 Credits

Designed to bridge previously gained healthcare knowledge, skills, and abilities of the military Veteran student and/or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) seeking to refresh knowledge in the role of the practical nurse. Course includes didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences for practical nursing including concepts and theories related to care of geriatric, adult, pediatric, and childbearing clients. Areas of didactic and clinical focus include: role of the practical nurse collaborating with other members of the healthcare team; concepts of health promotion and disease/illness prevention; therapeutic communication techniques; nutritional concepts; medication administration to include pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medications, nursing considerations in medication administration, and dosage calculation; documentation and concepts related to information technology. Emphasis in clinical practicum is on nursing care of pediatric and child-bearing families, and older adult residents of long term care facilities with selected alterations in health; concepts of delegation, prioritization and management of care for the practical nurse is integrated. Prerequisites: A military Veteran with a health care designation (medic/corpsman) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN) who requires a refresher program. Approval of the Nursing Chair or designee and application packet completion is required.

Class# Semester Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
10810 Fall 2021 GateWay
Online
In Person 08/24/2021 - 12/14/2021 N/A N/A
  • Staff
Open
40 of 40 Seats Available
  • Notes
    • Class Notes: In person classes meet face to face on campus in designated classrooms at specified dates and times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, internet access, a webcam, speaker, and microphone; unless otherwise specified. Canvas is used as the learning management system. Coursework must be completed according to all required deadlines. Please contact your faculty with specific schedule questions.
      Class 10810 costs include NUR Course Fee: $175
    • Lab Notes: Students enrolling in class 10810 must also enroll in the following lab:
      Class 10814 held from (TBA) to (TBA) (Staff)