Why choose Nursing at PPCC?

PPCC prepares its nursing students with the skills, technical competence, and know-how needed to find a rewarding career. Graduates have a reputation of being caring, skilled and efficient nurse practitioners, who are highly sought after in today's health care industry.

What can I expect to learn?

Upon being accepted into the Nursing Program you will learn a broad set of nursing skills that apply to all areas of the nursing industry including:

  • Provide caring intervention, a safe quality evidenced-based patient centered (holistic) and compassionate care in a variety of health care settings.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking when analyzing patient data and consider quality improvement in health-illness and healthcare delivery systems.
  • Build collaborative relationships with the interdisciplinary team to provide and improve holistic care and patient outcomes.
  • Develop teaching/learning skills to deliver to diverse populations across their lifespan.
  • Provide nursing care that coordinates, organizes, prioritizes and modifies care using the nursing process in a variety of health care settings.

Example Classes I Might Take

NUR 109 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 106 is the first medical/surgical nursing course. Building on NUR 109, 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.
NUR 150 provides for the acquisition of maternal/child nursing theory, as well as application of mental health concepts, communication, collaboration, caring, and critical thinking/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, family-centered nursing care to childbearing families and children that is developmentally and culturally appropriate. Incorporates evidence-based practice, standards of practice, quality improvement, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and in a variety of maternal/child and pediatric clinical settings.

JOIN US FOR HEALTHCARE

SIMULATION WEEK

 

Please join us for an open house in the Nursing Simulation Lab to celebrate Healthcare Simulation Week. 

Our goal is to raise awareness about how healthcare simulation is leading us to safer, more knowledgeable patient care.  We will be highlighting our facilities and equipment, as well as discussing the vision for the future of our expanding simulation program. 

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DATE: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

TIME: 2pm to 4pm

WHERE: PPCC Rampart Range Campus, Room                          E211

For more information, please contact Adrienne Wilk, Nursing Simulation Lab Coordinator at      719-502-3472

Nursing Information Sessions

  • July 16, 2018 
  • August 27, 2018
  • September 17, 2018
  • October 15, 2018
  • November 12, 2018
  • December 17, 2018

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Attendance at a Nursing Information Night is mandatory for applicants. You will be given an Information Verification Form that will be signed by a Nursing Faculty member.  This signed form must be included with your Nursing Application.  As of August 1, 2018, it is now required that students must attend a Nursing Information Night within one year prior to applying to the Nursing Program.

All Information Sessions are at 6 p.m. in W 101, Rampart Range Campus.

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Career Options

Many types of health care facilities need skilled PPCC nursing graduates. Some career options include:

  • Nursing Assistance
  • Physician's Office
  • Home Health Care
  • General Medical & Surgical
  • Community Care

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Nursing Program Costs

PPCC strives to make all of our programs as affordable as possible.

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