COURSES 

Below is a list of course descriptions for the LPN Program at the Illinois College of Nursing.

Anatomy and Physiology I

This course will introduce concepts of normal body structure and function, human growth and development and principles of nutrition. Focus will be applied to the structure and function of cells, tissues, the integumentary, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems.

Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is a continuation of Biology 110. This course will continue to examine normal body structure and function, human growth and development and principles of nutrition specifically for the respiratory, cardio-vascular, reproductive, urinary, digestive and endocrine systems and how it relates to nursing.

Fundamentals of Nursing

This course focuses on the fundamental principles and skills for practical nursing. The course content includes math and science, medical terminology, knowledge of the healthcare system, legal and ethical responsibilities, safety practices, principles of infection control, first aid, basic patient care competencies, gerontology, nutrition, basic communication skills, and employability skills.

Adult/Geriatric Nursing

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the care and management of the Adult client. The course will focus on acute and chronic conditions affecting adults including, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment and care. Principles of nutrition and pharmacology are continuous throughout the course.

Medical-Surgical Nursing

This course gives an introduction to medical-surgical nursing and pharmacology. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the management of common, acute and chronic, medical and surgical conditions. An introduction to pharmacology as it pertains to medical-surgical nursing will also be presented in the course.

Maternal/Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the care and management of the female client, child bearing women and newborns. The course will focus on the normal and abnormal growth and development of the female client from puberty to adolescence, normal and abnormal pregnancy, labor and delivery, the puerperium and the newborn. Principles of normal growth and development, psychosocial considerations, conditions related to the female reproductive and urinary systems, nursing care of mother and infant throughout the maternity cycle and pharmacology are continuous throughout the course.

Pediatric Nursing

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the care and management of the pediatric client. The course will focus on common illnesses occurring in childhood. Principles of pharmacology are continuous throughout the course.

Pharmacology

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required for effective and safe medication administration, including drug names, classifications, safety categories, indications, action, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and precautions, adverse reactions and side effects, interactions, routes of administration, dosage, availability, patient assessment, lab test considerations, implementation, patient/family teaching and evaluation.