Practical Nursing

HNUR 1211 Nursing Fundamentals 1

Theory (45hrs) and supervised skills lab (30hrs) 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.
PREREQUISITES: Admission into applicable program. 

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 4 Clock Horus 75

HNUR 1212 Geriatric Clinical 1
The student will perform, demonstrate, and practice a minimum of 40 hours of basic geriatric nursing care and skills in long term care facilities under the supervision and discretion of the LTC nursing faculty.
PREREQUISITES: Concurrent or successful completion of HNUR 1211. 

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 1 Clock Hours 40

HNUR 1270 Practical Nursing Perspectives
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), including the Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 37, Chapter 11, Subpart II - Practical Nurses and LAC 46:XLVII.Nursing, subpart 1- Practical Nurses. 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.
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into applicable program

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

HNUR 1300 Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Providers
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.
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into applicable program.

Lecture Hours 5 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 5 Clock Hours 90

HNUR 1320 Nutritional Aspects
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.
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into applicable program

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 30

HNUR 1361 Basic Pharmacology
Medical math is an integral component of this course. The terminology and principles of medication administration are presented in this course. It includes medication assessment, procedures for administration of oral, parenteral, topical, irrigation and instillation routes/methods, along with basic dosage calculations of medications/intravenous fluid rates. Safety precautions, guidelines and documentation are emphasized.
PREREQUISITES: Acceptance into applicable program

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 60

HNUR 1411 Nursing Fundamentals 2
This course includes 30 hrs of theory and 60hrs 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. 
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1212, HNUR 1270, HNUR 1300, and HNUR 1320 is also required.

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 90

HNUR 1460 Advanced Pharmacology
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. 
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1212, HNUR 1270, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1320, and HNUR 1361. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1411 is also required.

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 45

HNUR 2113 Medical Surgical 1
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.
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1212, HNUR 1270, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1320, HNUR 1361. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1411 is also required

Lecture Hours 5 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 8 Clock Hours 260

HNUR 2123 Medical Surgical 2
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.
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 2113. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1460 is also required.

Lecture Hours 5 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 8 Clock Hours 260

HNUR 2133 Medical Surgical 3
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 in-direct supervision of the clinical instructor. This course includes a 180-hour clinical component.
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1460 and HNUR 2123.

Lecture Hours 5 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 8 Clock Hours 260

HNUR 2523 Mental Illness/ Psychiatric Nursing
This 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.
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1212, HNUR 1270, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1320, and HNUR 1361. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1411, and HNUR 2113 is also required.

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0.5 Total Credits 2.5 Clock Hours 60

HNUR 2611 IV Therapy
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. 
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1212, HNUR 1270, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1320, and HNUR 1361. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1411 and HNUR 2113 is also required.

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 1 Clock Hours 30

HNUR 2713 Obstetrics
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.
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1212, HNUR 1270, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1320, and HNUR 1361. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1411, and HNUR 2113 is also required.

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0.5 Total Credits 2.5 Clock Hours 65

HNUR 2723 Pediatrics
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.
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1211, HNUR 1212, HNUR 1270, HNUR 1300, HNUR 1320 and HNUR 1361. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1411, and HNUR 2113 is also required. 

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0.5 Total Credits 2.5 Clock Hours 64

HNUR 2813 PN Leadership and Management
This course presents the laws, rules and regulations which govern licensure to practice practical nursing in the state of Louisiana, including a review of the Louisiana Revised Statutes, Title 37, Chapter 11, Subpart II - Practical Nurses and LAC 46:XLVII. 
PREREQUISITES: HNUR 1411and HNUR 2123. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of HNUR 1460 and HNUR 2133 is also required.

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0.5 Total Credits 2.5 Clock Horus 60

CSRV 1000 Customer Service
This course is intended to help participants' progress from learning about themselves, to learning how to relate to their internal customers as well as their external customers in the workplace.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

CSRV 2000 Customer Service
The assessment to earn sales certification measures and validates
knowledge in the following areas: prepares for selling, gains customer commitment and closes the sale,
develops and implements sales and follow-up plan. The interactive curriculum is built upon the national
sales standards. Upon completion of the course students will be eligible to schedule the NRF National
Professional Certification in Sales. Successful candidates prove their demonstration of knowledge and
skills important to successful employment in sales and service centers and will receive a certification
and a pin. These credentials are portable from state to state since this is a national certification. 
PREREQUISITES: Customer Service 1000

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 45

ENTP 1000 Fundamentals Of Entrepreneurship
This course is an introduction to the entrepreneurial process and the skills needed to plan, organize, manage, operate and finance a small business.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 45

HNUR 2991 Special Projects 1
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 1 Clock Hours 30

HNUR 2993 Special Projects 2
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 60

HNUR 2995 Special Projects 3
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 90

HNUR 2996 Special Projects 4
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45