Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Nursing - LPN/RN

Nursing

117 Linn Hall

319-398-5563

www.kirkwood.edu.nursing

Entry time

Fall, Spring or Summer

(evening/weekend program begins in fall and spring, and Practical Nurse-only program begins in spring)

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (5 semesters) plus prerequisites

Nursing is the largest health care profession in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that employment among nurses will grow faster than average for all occupations through 2014. Nurses provide direct patient care; observe, assess and record symptoms; give medication and treatments; and serve as health educators for patients, families and the community.

Career opportunities: hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health care, clinics, military, wellness centers.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Prerequisites (minimum of two semesters)

BIO-151

Nutrition

3

BIO-168

Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab and

4

BIO-173

Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab or

4

BIO-177

Human Anatomy and

 

BIO-180

Human Physiology

 

HSC-157

Professional Roles in Health Care

3

HSC-169

Communication in the Health Care Environment

3

 

 

17

First Semester

PNN-128

Foundations of Nursing I

5.25

PNN-207

Introduction to Pharmacology

2

PNN-701

Foundations of Nursing Clinic I

1.5

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 

11.75

Second Semester

PNN-129

Foundations of Nursing II

3.75

PNN-702

Foundations of Nursing Clinic II

1.5

PNN-436

Nursing Care of the Growing Family

3.25

PSY-121

Developmental Psychology

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

 

 

14.5

Third Semester

ADN-149

Transition to Associate Degree Nursing

2

ADN-160

Nursing Care of Specific Populations

2

ADN-730

Nursing Care of Specific Populations Clinic

2

PNN-640

Practical Nursing Capstone

2

 

 

8

Fourth Semester

ADN-170

Concepts of Nursing

4

ADN-740

Concepts of Nursing Clinic

3

BIO-186

Microbiology

4

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Humanities elective

3

 

 

14

Fifth Semester

ADN-180

Advanced Concepts of Nursing

5

ADN-750

Advanced Concepts of Nursing Clinic

3.5

ENG-105

Composition I

3

SOC-110

Introduction to Sociology

3

 

 

14.5

Total Associate Degree Nurse credit hours

79.75

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