NUP Nursing - Practical

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NUP.104 LPN IV Certification233

This class prepares students for initiating and/or maintaining common intravenous therapies. LPN IV Certification is a way for licensed nurses to gain additional experience. Students will learn about the principles and practices, insertion techniques, equipment, infusion calculation rates, management guidelines, principles of antibiotic administration and preventative measures for IV therapy in stabilized clients under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist, or as approved by the Illinois Nurse Practice Act guidelines. Licensed as an LPN in good standing with IDFPR (Illinois Department of Professional Regulation) is required to enroll in this course.
Offered: As Needed
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

NUP.105 Practical Nursing I699

This course is an introduction to nursing and the roles of the practical nurse, and focuses on patient care concepts. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, quality care. The theoretical foundation for basic assessment and nursing skills is presented, and the student is given an opportunity to demonstrate these skills in a laboratory and clinical setting. The nursing process is introduced and serves as the foundation for the development of critical thinking skills. Other topics covered include professionalism, patient-centered care, legal and ethical responsibilities, and evidence-based practice. A unit entitled Nursing Care in a Diverse Society will focus on the issues and implications associated with caring for patients with diverse and complex cultural backgrounds. Students will provide care for individual adults with acute and/or chronic health care needs in the acute care, outpatient, community and/or long term care and rehabilitation settings. Satisfactory (S) performance in clinical and skills lab and a minimum grade of C in theory are required in order to pass the course. Admission to the Practical Nursing program is required. All classes must be passed with a C or better to progress in the program.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Admission into the Practical Nursing program; Corequisites: NAD.106, NAD.108, BIO.111 or BIO.211; Minimum grade C or better in order to progress in the program;
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

NUP.125 Practical Nursing II699

This course builds on concepts, skills, and theories learned in NUP.105 and focuses on the care of the individual patient and families with common health care problems. Building on concepts from previous courses, this course focuses on patient-centered care, quality improvement, informatics, evidence-based practice, safety, teamwork and collaboration, and professionalism are integrated throughout the course. The administration of patient care includes using the nursing process, performing basic assessments, using critical thinking, and assisting with patient education. Emphasis is placed on the care of patients with alterations of the integumentary, muscoloskeletal, genitourinary, and neurosensory systems. The concepts of patient care, nursing management, pharmacology, and nutrition are included within each system. Content is presented from a patient-centered approach based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Patient care includes consideration of physiological, developmental, psychosocial, and spiritual needs. Consideration is also given to the impact of health issues, the potential physical and mental adjustments as well as restorative care. Learning experiences are provided in the classroom, audio-visuals tutorials, skills lab, simulation and clinical settings. Students will provide care for individual adult patients and their families with common health care problems that require medical and/or surgical health care needs in the acute care, outpatient, community and/or long-term care and rehabilitation settings. Satisfactory (S) performance in clinical and skills lab and a minimum of C in theory is required in order to pass the course. Application toward graudation at Sandburg where program structure permits: Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGE, All Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable

NUP.130 Practical Nursing III365

Practical Nursing III is an intensive five week summer course designed to familiarize the student with the holistic approach to care for the childbearing and childrearing families. The childbearing section will cover the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods of the normal patient and the neonate as well as those with complications. The normal processes of conception, fetal development, labor and delivery, postpartum period, and family involvement will be included. The childrearing section will cover the growth and development of the pediatric patient, as well as the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs of the pediatric patient and their families with common pediatric disorders. The final section of this course will address transitional issues to prepare the student to transition into the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse at the entry level and will prepare the student to take the NCLEX-PN licensing examination. Emphasis will be placed on time management, supervision, quality improvement, and ethical and legal considerations in nursing practice. The student will participate in job readiness skills. Employment considerations will be examined in relation to a rapidly changing health care system. The Illinois Nurse Practice Act will be studied as it relates to the practical nurse. The clinical component of this course allows the student to practice clinical skills while caring for the childbearing and childrearing families in a variety of healthcare settings. Satisfactorily (S) performance in clinical and a minimum grade of C in theory are required in order to pass the course.
Offered: Summer
Prerequisites: NUP.125 and NAD.130 with a grade of C or better
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS, and Certificates where applicable. General Education: Not applicable..
General Education -- Not Applicable