Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS
Pathway: Medical Sciences
More Options: Classroom Based
Location: Rampart Range, Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation
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Pikes Peak State College has many options for a career in nursing. Check out some of the classes you may take while studying this field.
NUR 1009 introduces the fundamental concepts necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to a diverse patient population while integrating legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Introduces caring, critical thinking, the nursing process, quality improvement, and communication used when interacting with patients and members of the interdisciplinary team, and relates evidence-based nursing practice. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings providing care to stable patients with common health alterations.
Overview of the basic principles of pharmacology including major drug classifications and prototypes of commonly used medications. Principles of medication administration include aspects of best practice for safe, quality, patient-centered care. Central points include safety, quality improvement factors in the administration of medications, patient teaching, and variations encountered when administering medications to diverse patient populations across the lifespan.
Provides a review of general mathematics, introductory algebra and an opportunity to learn systems of measurement and methods of solving problems related to drug dosage and intravenous fluid administration. It is designed for students in the health disciplines. Topics may include algebra, graphs, measurement and conversion between various systems of measurement.
NUR 1006 is the first medical/surgical nursing course. Building on NUR 1009, this course provides for the acquisition of basic medical/surgical nursing theory, as well as application of mental health concepts, communication, collaboration, caring, and critical thinking/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, patient-centered care to a developmentally and culturally diverse adult patient population experiencing various medical/surgical interventions. Incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings.view in catalog
Many types of health care facilities need skilled PPSC nursing graduates. Some career options include:
The Pikes Peak State College Nursing Program Organizing Framework has as its foundation, the arts, sciences, humanities and nursing knowledge. The structure of the curriculum is built upon seven (7) key concepts from the nursing philosophy which are: professionalism, nursing process, communication, health illness continuum, holistic care, caring intervention, teaching/learning, and leadership. These guiding concepts are foundational to education for the roles of the professional nurse, and represent our Student Learning Outcomes. The curriculum is also guided by the Colorado State Board of Nursing (CSBON), The National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Competencies of the Associate Degree Nurse, and the American Nursing Association (ANA) standards.
These concepts thread through each course and guide the development of each part to create a whole curriculum. This structure promotes progressive development of breadth and depth of knowledge.
Interested Nursing students, please contact Nichole Moore, Program Chair, Nichole.Moore@pikespeak.edu
The Associate Degree nursing program at Pikes Peak State College at the Center of Healthcare Education and Simulation (CHES) located in Colorado Springs, Colorado is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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