Lassen Community College Course Outline HO 64 NCLEX Review

Lassen Community College Course Outline
HO 64 NCLEX Review
2.0 Units
Catalog Description
One semester course, reviewing medical surgical, fundamental, maternity concepts in
preparation for the state board exam for licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
(National Counsel Licensure Examination)
Recommended Preparation: Successful completion of ENGL105 or equivalent
assessment placement.
Transfer Status: NT
34 Lecture Hours
Scheduled: Spring
Coding Information
Repeatability: May repeat
Grading Option: Pass/No Pass
TOPS Code: 123020
Course Objectives
A. Course Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Pass the National Counsel Licensure Examination.
B. Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Discuss strategies for preparing for the NCLEX exam.
2. Review the basic skills required for vocational nursing.
3. Describe the pharmacological knowledge and skills required by the Vocational
4. Explain how nutrition is used to maintain health and treat illness.
5. Describe the care required for the medical surgical patient.
6. Discuss the needs of the mental health patient.
7. Describe the care required for the maternity patient.
8. Describe the care required for the pediatric patient.
9. Identify the special needs of the older adult.
10. Discuss emergency nursing procedures.
Course Content
A. Test taking skills
1. NCLEX format
B. Basic Skills
1. Leadership role
2. Legal and ethical issues
3. Reducing the spread of microorganisms
4. Nursing process
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5. Communication
6. Measures to meet basic needs
1. Administering Medications
2. Dosage and Calculations
3. Drug Classifications
1. Nutritional requirements
2. Therapeutic diets
Medical Surgical Nursing
1. Gastrointestinal
2. Musculoskeletal
3. Endocrine
4. Cardiac
5. Respiratory
6. Neurosensory
7. Genitourinary
Mental Health
1. Mental Disorders
2. Treatment Modalities
Maternity Nursing
1. Prenatal Care
2. Labor and Delivery
3. Postpartum
4. Newborn
Pediatric Nursing
1. Infant
2. Toddler
3. School Age Child
4. Adolescent
Care of the Older Adult
1. Alterations in lifestyle
2. Physiological Alterations
3. Psychological Alterations
Emergency Nursing
1. Basic Life Support
2. Hemorrhage
3. Anaphylactic Reaction
4. Neurological injuries
5. Chest Injuries
6. Burns
7. Wounds
8. Fractures
9. Hyperthermia/Hypothermia
10. Poisoning
11. Drowning
12. Drug Abuse
13. Sexual Abuse
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A. Appropriate Readings
Readings will include: Medical Surgical, Fundamental, Maternity, Pediatric and
NCLEX review texts.
B. Writing Assignments
The student will demonstrate understanding of course content by answering NCLEX
type questions.
C. Expected Outside Assignments
Reviewing Nursing texts in preparation for the NCLEX exam.
D. Specific Assignments that Demonstrate Critical Thinking
Analyzing NCLEX type questions and rationales for answers.
Methods of Evaluation
The student will be evaluated on their performance on exams and participation in class
room learning activities.
VII. Methods of Delivery
Check those delivery methods for which, this course has been separately approved by the
Curriculum/Academic Standards Committee.
Traditional Classroom Delivery
Correspondence Delivery
Interactive Television Delivery
Online Delivery
VIII. Representative Texts and Supplies:
Linda Anne Silvestri, Saunders Q & A Review for the NCLEX-PN® Examination, 4th
Edition, ISBN: 978-1-4557-0379-1, Copyright: 2013
Discipline/s Assignment:
Licensed Vocational Nursing, Health Occupations
Course Status
Current Status: Active
Original Approval Date: 12/09/2008
Originated By: Liona Baker
Curriculum/Academic Standards Committee Revision Date: 12/03/2013
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