Nursing (543)

543-101. Nursing Fundamentals. (2 Credits)

Learn the basic nursing concepts needed to provide care to diverse patient populations. Within the scope of nursing practice, explore current and historical issues that impact the job. Examine the nursing process as a framework for organizing the care of patients with alterations in cognition, elimination, comfort, grief and loss, mobility, integument and fluid/electrolyte balance.

Prerequisites: (806-177 with a minimum grade of C or 806-195 with a minimum grade of C)

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543-102. Nursing Skills. (3 Credits)

Develop clinical and physical assessment skills while studying mathematic calculations and conversions, blood pressure assessment, aseptic technique, wound care, oxygen administration, tracheostomy care, suctioning, enteral tube management, basic medication administration, glucose testing, enemas, ostomy care and catheterization. Learn techniques for obtaining a health history, and discover how to use a body systems approach for basic physical assessment.

Prerequisites: (806-177 with a minimum grade of C or 806-195 with a minimum grade of C)

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543-103. Nursing Pharmacology. (2 Credits)

Become familiar with the principles of pharmacology, including drug classifications and effects on the body. Explore the use of components of the nursing process when administering medications.

Prerequisites: (806-177 with a minimum grade of C or 806-195 with a minimum grade of C)

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543-104. Nsg: Intro Clinical Practice. (2 Credits)

Apply the nursing process in meeting the needs of diverse clients. Maintain an emphasis on performing basic nursing skills and forming nurse-client relationships, and practice communication, data collection, documentation and medication administration.

Prerequisites: (543-101 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 543-102 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 543-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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543-105. Nursing Health Alterations. (3 Credits)

Apply theories of nursing to the care of clients throughout the lifespan, and use problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Study conditions affecting different body systems and apply therapeutic nursing interventions. Examine the concepts of leadership, team building and scope of practice.

Prerequisites: 543-101 with a minimum grade of C and 543-102 with a minimum grade of C and 543-103 with a minimum grade of C and 543-104 with a minimum grade of C and (806-177 with a minimum grade of C or 806-195 with a minimum grade of C) and (806-179 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 806-196 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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543-106. Nursing Health Promotion. (3 Credits)

Discuss nursing care for the developing family, including topics such as reproductive issues, pregnancy, labor and delivery, post-partum, the newborn and the child. Apply mental health principles to discern patterns associated with adaptive and maladaptive behaviors. Learn to teach and support healthy family lifestyle choices, and examine the concepts of nutrition, exercise, stress management, empowerment and risk reduction. Study the family through concepts of dynamics, functions, discipline styles and stages of development.

Prerequisites: 543-101 with a minimum grade of C and 543-102 with a minimum grade of C and 543-103 with a minimum grade of C and 543-104 with a minimum grade of C and (806-177 with a minimum grade of C or 806-195 with a minimum grade of C) and (806-179 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 806-196 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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543-107. Nsg: Clin Care Across Lifespan. (2 Credits)

In this clinical experience, apply nursing concepts and therapeutic interventions to clients across the lifespan while focusing on extending care to the family. Become familiar with the concepts of teaching and learning.

Prerequisites: 543-106 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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543-108. Nsg: Intro Clinical Care Mgt. (2 Credits)

Use nursing concepts and therapeutic nursing interventions with groups of clients during this clinical experience. Explore leadership, management and team-building principles.

Prerequisites: 543-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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543-109. Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 1. (3 Credits)

Expand ability to care for clients with alterations in musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and hematologic problems; fluid/electrolyte and acid-base imbalance; and alterations in comfort.

Prerequisites: 543-105 with a minimum grade of C and 543-106 with a minimum grade of C and 543-107 with a minimum grade of C and 543-108 with a minimum grade of C and (806-179 with a minimum grade of C or 806-196 with a minimum grade of C) and 806-197 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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543-110. Nsg: Mental Health Comm Con. (2 Credits)

Examine topics related to the delivery of community and mental health care, particularly the specific health needs of individuals, families and groups. Focus on diverse and at-risk populations. Distinguish adaptive and maladaptive behaviors and specific mental health disorders. Explore community resources offering specific types of support to racially, ethnically and economically diverse individuals and groups.

Prerequisites: 543-105 with a minimum grade of C and 543-106 with a minimum grade of C and 543-107 with a minimum grade of C and 543-108 with a minimum grade of C and (806-179 with a minimum grade of C or 806-196 with a minimum grade of C) and 806-197 with a minimum grade of C

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543-111. Nsg: Intermed Clin Practice. (3 Credits)

Explore the RN’s role in working with clients with complex healthcare needs. Develop the skills needed for managing multiple clients and priorities. Use the nursing process to gain experience in adapting nursing practices to meet the needs of clients with diverse needs and backgrounds.

Prerequisites: 543-112 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 543-109 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 543-110 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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543-112. Nursing Advanced Skills. (1 Credit)

Develop advanced clinical skills while studying advanced IV administration, blood product administration, chest tubes systems, basic EKG interpretation and nasogastric/feeding tube insertion.

Prerequisites: 543-105 with a minimum grade of C and 543-106 with a minimum grade of C and 543-107 with a minimum grade of C and 543-108 with a minimum grade of C and (806-179 with a minimum grade of C or 806-196 with a minimum grade of C)

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543-113. Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 2. (3 Credits)

Build on previously learned skills needed for the care of clients with alterations in the immune, neuro-sensory, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, renal/urinary and reproductive systems. Explore the management of care for clients with high-risk perinatal conditions, high-risk newborns and the ill child. Synthesize and apply previously learned concepts in the management of clients with critical or life-threatening situations.

Prerequisites: 543-109 with a minimum grade of C and 543-112 with a minimum grade of C and 543-110 with a minimum grade of C and 543-111 with a minimum grade of C and 806-197 with a minimum grade of C

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543-114. Nsg: Mgt & Profess Concepts. (2 Credits)

Explore nursing management and professional issues related to the role of the RN. Prepare for the RN practice.

Prerequisites: 543-109 with a minimum grade of C and 543-112 with a minimum grade of C and 543-110 with a minimum grade of C and 543-111 with a minimum grade of C

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543-115. Nsg: Adv Clinical Practice. (3 Credits)

Integrate concepts from all previous courses into the management of care for clients facing complex health alterations. Develop critical-thinking skills by using the nursing process to make clinical decisions. Explore the role of interdisciplinary collaboration in the continuity of care.

Prerequisites: 543-113 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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543-116. Nursing Clinical Transition. (2 Credits)

Apply knowledge gained throughout the program to a clinical experience while transitioning to the role of graduate nurse. Make relatively independent clinical decisions, delegate work and work collaboratively with others to achieve client and organizational outcomes.

Prerequisites: 543-115 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 543-114 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 543-113 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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543-120. Transcultural Nsg: Internatl. (2 Credits)

Experience a direct relationship with healthcare providers and recipients from various cultural backgrounds in an international setting. Travel to a supervised site for theoretical concepts as well as clinical experiences. Gain valuable components of the learning process relating to culturally diverse communities with emphasis on holistic care. Course includes pre- and post- online learning experiences, as well as two weeks in Equador.

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543-121. Pathophysiology. (3 Credits)

Develop knowledge of normal functioning and disease processes of all body systems. It is geared to nursing and provides the reasoning for nursing interventions as related to specific disease entities.

Prerequisites: 806-179 with a minimum grade of C

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543-123. LPN Progression Transition. (2 Credits)

This course will provide opportunities for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to transition into the role of the registered nurse (RN). This course begins with an introduction to the educational institution, instructional and practice technology, review of past content and introduction to the rigors of the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing program. The content will focus on the continuing development of critical thinking skills by utilizing the Nursing Process. The students will become familiar with strategies to approach topics of physical assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology, laboratory values, clinical skills and therapeutic communication from an evidence-based practice perspective. In written assignments the student will utilize the Science Literacy Laboratory and patient care scenarios in the Human Patient Simulator Laboratory. These activities will support the LPN in adapting to the RN role while meeting the needs of diverse clients. The student will also be encouraged to expand their management and communication skills needed by the RN to care for multiple clients across the lifespan.

Prerequisites: (890-773 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of S and 890-101 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and Current LPN License and 2,000 hours patient care )

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543-123B. Basic Skills Review. (1 Credit)

This course will provide opportunities for the student nurse to utilize the Science Literacy Laboratory and patient care scenarios in the Human Patient Simulator Laboratory. These activities will support the student in adapting to the RN role while meeting the needs of diverse clients. It will give the student opportunities to practice physical assessment, skill review and practice session for the Skills Mastery test. The student will also be encouraged to expand their management and communication skills needed by the RN to care for multiple clients across the lifespan. Prerequisite(s): Successful NLN-PAX test score; successful completion of 543-101, 102 and 103. Registration with the Science Literacy Laboratory.

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543-127. Paramedic to ADN Theory 1. (3 Credits)

This course integrates basic nursing concepts, pathophysiology, and pharmacology to provide evidence-based nursing care to diverse patient populations across the lifespan. It will use the nursing process as a framework to study conditions affecting different body systems utilizing problem solving and critical thinking.

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543-128. Paramedic to ADN Theory 2. (3 Credits)

This course focuses on topics related to health promotion and management of illness for individuals and families throughout the lifespan, incorporating related pharmacology and the nursing process. It will include nursing care of the developing family, reproductive issues, pregnancy, labor and delivery, post-partum care, and mental health issues.

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543-129. Paramedic to ADN Clinical. (2 Credits)

Introductory clinical emphasizes basic nursing skills and application of nursing process to clients and families across the lifespan. Emphasis placed on assessment, relationships, communication, data collection, documentation, and medication administration.

Prerequisites: 543-127 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 543-128 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 543-130 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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543-130. Paramedic to ADN Skills. (2 Credits)

Basic nursing skills and physical assessment across the lifespan. Includes medication calculations, aseptic technique, wound care, tracheostomy care, suctioning, management of enteral tubes, medication administration, enemas, ostomy care, and catherization.

Prerequisites: 543-127 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and 543-128 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C 543-129 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

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543-131. Critical Thinking/Clin Nsg Sk. (2 Credits)

Continue to develop and apply critical thinking of nursing assessment and skills in the clinical setting. Content includes enhanced physical assessment using body systems approach, multiple routes of medication administration, infusion therapy, enteral and nasogastric tube management, maintenance of oxygenation and wound management.

Prerequisites: (543-102 with a minimum grade of C and 543-104 with a minimum grade of C) or (543-302 with a minimum grade of C and 543-304 with a minimum grade of C)

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543-300. Nursing Assistant. (3 Credits)

Learn how to perform basic nursing tasks for patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities and their own homes. Meet state and federal requirements while preparing for basic nursing assistant certification testing. Performance will be supervised by an RN.

Prerequisites: COMPASS-Reading Skills 61 or ASSET-Reading Skills 36 or (COMPASS/ESL - Reading 75 and COMPASS/ESL - Listening 75) or TABE Advanced Reading 08.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 563 or TABE Difficult Reading 08.0 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 055 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 238 or ACT-Reading 13 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series 165 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 858-784 with a minimum grade of S or 858-785 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C or 858-786 with a minimum grade of S or (861-782 with a minimum grade of S and 861-784B with a minimum grade of S)

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543-402. LPN Progression. (4.5 Credits)

The LPN Progression course is a non-credit, non-graded course that is designed for the LPN who is returning to school to complete requirements necessary to pursue entrance into the Associate Degree Nursing program.

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543-403. Dementia Specialist Trng/15hr. (0.4 Credits)

This 15 hour program is geared for direct care staff (e.g. nurses, nursing assistants, supervisors, administrators, therapists, and social workers). It is a two-day program that teaches the skills necessary for successfully interacting with people who have dementia. The program requires high audience participation and incorporates different resources (exercises, role playing and scenarios).

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543-405. Advanced Dementia Care. (0.2 Credits)

Advanced Dementia Care is designed for health professionals (nurses, physicians/physician assistants, social workers, etc.) who have a comprehensive understanding of the basics of dementia. Participants will acquire advanced training in dementia care. The focus will include the implications of Dementia Capable Wisconsin, latest research findings regarding dementia, medication and treatment updates, and a discussion of coping strategies for families.

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