Health & Nursing (HNUR)

HNUR 1211 - Nursing Fundamentals I (4 Credit Hours)

Theory (45 hrs) and supervised skills lab (30 hrs) experiences that focus on providing basic nursing skills to meet the physiological, psychosocial, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of clients in various health care environments. Infection control information and skills are presented as part of this course. Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) guidelines are presented as application of the nursing process in the management of clients with health alterations.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/1/4)

HNUR 1212 - Geriatric Clinical (1 Credit Hour)

The student will perform, demonstrate, and practice a minimum of 45 hours of basic geriatric nursing care and skills in long term care facilities under the supervision and discretion of the LTC nursing faculty.

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 1211

(0/1/1)

HNUR 1270 - PN Perspectives (2 Credit Hours)

This course includes information regarding vocational adjustments and personal, family, and community health issues. It expounds on the role of the practical nurse, practical nursing education and the Law Relating to the Practice of Practical Nursing as defined by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE). Ethical/legal/cultural issues and trends, communication techniques, and personality development are addressed. It includes discussion of the concepts of health maintenance with identification of local, state and national health resources available for maintenance of health. Also included is an introduction to the normal aging process, including biological, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and pharmacological factors, including health maintenance throughout the life cycle. Additional topics covered in this course will include rehabilitative/restorative care and support of end-of-life issues utilizing therapeutic and preventive measures.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/1/2)

HNUR 1300 - A&P for Healthcare w/Medl Term (4 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of structure and function of the human body systems to include cells, skeletal, muscular, circulatory/lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, nervous, sensory and integumentary systems. Medical terms and commonly used medical/nursing abbreviations related to each body system are addressed in detail in this course.

Prerequisite(s): COMPASS English with a score of 68 or ACT English with a score of 18 and COMPASS Pre-Algebra with a score of 48 or ACT Math with a score of 18 or COMPASS Algebra with a score of 39 and COMPASS Reading with a score of 85 or ACT Reading with a score of 20

(4/0/4)

HNUR 1301 - A&P for PN with Medical Term (3 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of structure and function of the human body systems to include cells, skeletal, muscular, circulatory/lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, nervous, sensory and integumentary systems. Medical terms and commonly used medical/nursing abbreviations related to each body system are addressed in detail in this course.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

HNUR 1320 - NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS (2 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: None. Admitted in to Practical Nursing program. Normal nutrition and the modification of the principles of normal nutrition for therapeutic purposes are studied. This course includes the role of the essential nutrients of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water in the maintenance of good health and wellness for all ages.

Prerequisite(s): None

(2/0/2)

HNUR 1361 - Pharmacology Applications (2 Credit Hours)

Medical math is an integral component of this course. The terminology and principles of medication administration are presented in this course. Drug classifications and their effect on the various body systems are presented. Specific drugs in each classification are emphasized according to expected effects, side effects, and adverse effects. Routes of drug administration and variables that influence drug action are covered including dangerous drug interactions and nursing implications related to each drug. Safety precautions which will help to decrease the incidence of errors in medication administration are stressed. Advanced medication calculations will be required to demonstrate knowledge of safe dosing parameters. The nursing process is utilized to assess the client’s learning needs and effects of all pharmacological interventions.

Prerequisite(s): HNUR 1211 and HNUR 1212 and HNUR 1270 and HNUR 1301 and HNUR 1320

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 1411

(1/1/2)

HNUR 1411 - NURSING FUNDAMENTALS II (3 Credit Hours)

This course includes 30 hours of theory and 60 hours of supervised skills lab experiences that focus on providing practical nursing skills to meet the physiological, psychosocial, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of clients in various healthcare environments. Advanced skills are presented through the application of the nursing process to assist in the management of all aged clients with health alterations.

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 1211, HNUR 1212, HNUR 1270, HNUR 1301, HNUR 1320

(2/1/3)

HNUR 1460 - Advanced Pharmacology (2 Credit Hours)

Drug classifications and their effect on the various body systems are presented. Specific drugs in each classification are emphasized according to expected effects, side effects, and adverse effects. Routes of drug administration and variables that influence drug action are covered including dangerous drug interactions and nursing implications related to each drug. Safety precautions which will help to decrease the incidence of errors in medication administration are stressed. Advanced medication calculations will be required to demonstrate knowledge of safe dosing parameters. The nursing process is utilized to assess the client’s learning needs and effects of all pharmacological interventions.

Prerequisite(s): None

(2/0/2)

HNUR 2113 - Medical Surgical I (8 Credit Hours)

This course is a study of the nursing process as a method of individualizing patient care with special emphasis directed towards essential concepts related to body fluid/water, electrolytes, and acid-base balance, care of the perioperative adult client and the adult client experiencing alterations in cardiovascular/lymphatic/ immune functioning. Included is a review of anatomy & physiology, and therapeutic/modified diets for each body system addressed. Pharmacological interventions/commonly used medications for each body system addressed are discussed at length. Geriatric considerations are addressed. Students will begin to utilize a nursing process approach, and will perform applicable practical nursing clinical skills to assigned client/s in approved health care facilities under the supervision and discretion of practical nursing faculty. This course includes a 180-hour clinical component.

Prerequisite(s): HNUR 1211 and HNUR 1212 and HNUR 1270 and HNUR 1301 and HNUR 1320

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 1411

(5/3/8)

HNUR 2123 - Medical Surgical II (8 Credit Hours)

This course includes theory related to nursing care provided to adult clients experiencing alterations in the respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine and integumentary function. Care of the adult client with a neoplastic disorder is also included. Included is a review of anatomy and physiology, and therapeutic/modified diets for each body system addressed. Pharmacological interventions/commonly used medications for each body system addressed are discussed at length. Geriatric considerations are addressed. Utilizing a nursing process approach, the student will perform applicable practical nursing clinical skills to multiple clients in approved health care facilities under the supervision and discretion of practical nursing faculty. Critical thinking skills are encouraged while the student learns to make interdependent practical nursing decisions. This course includes a 180-hour clinical component.

Prerequisite(s): HNUR 2113

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 1361

(5/3/8)

HNUR 2133 - Medical Surgical III (8 Credit Hours)

Prerequisite: HNUR 1361 and HNUR 2123. This course includes the study of genitourinary, reproductive, sensory, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders with emphasis on pathophysiology and pharmacology for the adult client. Included is a review of anatomy and physiology, and therapeutic/modified diets. Pharmacological interventions/commonly used medications for each body system addressed are discussed at length. Geriatric considerations are addressed. Utilizing a nursing process approach, the student will perform applicable practical nursing clinical skills to multiple clients experiencing serious illnesses in approved health care facilities under the supervision and discretion of practical nursing faculty. Critical thinking skills are utilized while the student begins to make interdependent practical nursing decisions. Students will be expected to perform clinical skills with indirect supervision of the clinical instructor. This course includes a 180-hour clinical component.

Prerequisite(s): HNUR 1361 and HNUR 2123

(5/3/8)

HNUR 2523 - Mental Illness/Psychiatric Nur (2 Credit Hours)

This course is the study of the client experiencing emotional, mental and social alterations utilizing the nursing process approach with integrated pharmacology and application of life span principles. Geriatric considerations are addressed. Utilizing a nursing process approach, the student will perform applicable practical nursing clinical skills to clients in mental health facilities under the supervision and at the discretion of practical nursing faculty. This course includes a 30-hour clinical component.

Prerequisite(s): HNUR 1211 and HNUR 1212 and HNUR 1270 and HNUR 1301 and HNUR 1320

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 1411, HNUR 1361, HNUR 2113

(2/0/2)

HNUR 2611 - IV Therapy (1 Credit Hour)

The role of the practical nurse, legal implications of intravenous (IV) therapy, and equipment/devices used, anatomy/physiology, methods and techniques, infection control measures, complications, and other vital information related to intravenous therapy is discussed. Supervised lab performance (15hrs) is an integral part of this course.

Prerequisite(s): HNUR 1211 and HNUR 1212 and HNUR 1270 and HNUR 1301 and HNUR 1320

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 1361, HNUR 1411, HNUR 2113

(1/0/1)

HNUR 2713 - Obstetrics (2 Credit Hours)

Current issues, growth and development of the childbearing family, fetal development and gestation are studied. Care of the client during the antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal periods is included, as well as care of the neonate. Included is a review of anatomy and physiology, and therapeutic/modified diets. Pharmacological interventions/commonly used medications for each body system and condition are discussed at length. Utilizing a nursing process approach, the student will perform applicable practical nursing clinical skills to maternal & neonatal clients during the antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal periods, in appropriate clinical sites, under the supervision and at the discretion of practical nursing faculty. This course includes a 30-hour clinical component.

Prerequisite(s): HNUR 1211 and HNUR 1212 and HNUR 1270 and HNUR 1301 and HNUR 1320

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 1361, HNUR 1411, HNUR 2113

(2/0/2)

HNUR 2723 - Pediatrics (2 Credit Hours)

This course presents essential information related to growth and development of infants, toddlers, preschool through school age and adolescents, and those diseases common but not exclusive to the particular age groups. Included is a review of anatomy and physiology, and therapeutic/ modified diets. Pharmacological interventions/commonly used medications for each body system and age group are discussed at length. Utilizing a nursing process approach, the student will perform applicable practical nursing clinical skills to pediatric clients in appropriate clinical sites under the supervision and at the discretion of practical nursing faculty. This course includes a 30-hour clinical component.

Prerequisite(s): HNUR 1211 and HNUR 1212 and HNUR 1270 and HNUR 1301 and HNUR 1320

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 1411, HNUR 2113, HNUR 1361

(2/0/2)

HNUR 2813 - PN Leadership & Management (2 Credit Hours)

This course presents the laws, rules and regulations which govern licensure to practice practical nursing in the state of Louisiana. Students are prepared for the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. It is designed to prepare the future LPN for compliance with the laws, to explain the procedures which facilitate necessary operations of the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE) and to outline the obligations which accompany the privilege of service in health care. Legal responsibilities, confidentiality and ethical practice along with concepts of management and supervision are emphasized. Preparation for employment is introduced by evaluating job opportunities, compiling a resume, and outlining information essential to finding, applying for and terminating a job in the healthcare industry. A study of common health problems and etiologies seen in nursing home residents, including safe administration of medications, selected acute illnesses, and typical health emergencies. In addition, a review of documentation requirements, health protection guidelines, and health promotion activities in long-term facilities are presented. Appropriate teaching of related diagnostic results in the elderly are summarized. The leadership/management role in the nursing home setting is outlined including the delegation of tasks to support staff. The course focuses on issues such as the relationship of management and quality improvement for care of the elderly in long-term facilities. In addition, the organization and structure of the nursing home and the function of various departments are included. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the survey process is integrated throughout the course. Common legal and ethical issues encountered in long-term care facilities are discussed. Utilizing a nursing process approach, the student will perform applicable practical nursing clinical skills to clients in geriatric care facilities under the supervision and at the discretion of practical nursing faculty. Critical thinking skills are encouraged while the student makes interdependent practical nursing decisions. Students will perform in management and leadership roles in the facility and will administer medications to groups of residents comparable to industry’s entry-level expectations of a beginning practitioner. This course includes a 30-hr clinical component.

Prerequisite(s): HNUR 1411 and HNUR 2123

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 2133, HNUR 2723, HNUR 2523, HNUR 2713

(2/0/2)

HNUR 2991 - Special Projects I (1 Credit Hour)

This course is designed to prepare the practical nursing student for the NCLEX-PN exam. The course will provide the student with an overall review of material taught within the program, and it will assist the student in developing constructive test taking skills and strategies in order to successfully complete their licensure examination. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/1/1)

HNUR 2993 - Special Proejcts II (2 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Practical Nursing program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/2/2)

HNUR 2995 - Special Projects III (3 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Practical Nursing program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/3/3)

HNUR 2996 - Special Projects IV (3 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Practical Nursing program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)