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EVEREST INSTITUTE

LPN CURRICULUM
REVISION
Presented by: Cheryl Barnes, Lori Conn, Amy
Herrington, Angela Lindeman

Everest Institutes Nursing Program


Everest Institute

Part of larger system, Corinthian Colleges


Grand Rapids, Michigan
For-profit, private company
Focus: Short-term diploma or degree programs

Nursing Program

Practical Nursing
Part-time: Six 15 week semesters (2 years)
Full-time: Three 15 week semesters (1 year)
Three opportunities a year to start program
Curriculum requires completion of 92 credits

Corinthian Colleges, Incorporated. (2013).

About CCi. Retrieved from http://www.cci.edu/about

Everest Institute Practical Nurse Program


Concept Grid

Areas for Growth


Quality & Safety

Communication
Evidence-Based Practice
Cultural Competence

FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
Amy J. Herrington

Fundamentals of Nursing
Course Description
This course is designed to introduce the student to the art and science of nursing.
The focus will be on the development of a beginning understanding of the nursing
process and development of fundamental nursing skills essential to the provision of
professional nursing care. The course will include theoretical instruction in nursing
history, legal and ethical issues, health care delivery systems, documentation and
reporting, safety, asepsis, hygiene, skin integrity and wound care, health assessment,
vital signs, pain, fluid and electrolytes, elimination, oxygenation, activities, rest and
sleep, communication, critical thinking, nursing process and theory, pre and post-op
care, admission, transfers and discharge, client teaching, culturally competent care,
loss, grieving and death and dying. This course also includes skills laboratory
experiences in preparation for the level 100 experience.

Taken in the first of three semesters


Course Delivery: 13 Credit Hours 104 Theory Hours 56 Lab Hours

Everest Institute.

(2011).

Course catalog 2011-2013.

Fundamentals of Nursing-Revision
Course Description
This course will focus on the development of essential fundamental nursing skills
necessary for the delivery of professional nursing care. Students will develop an
understanding of the nursing process, including critical thinking for the delivery of
basic nursing care. Theoretical instruction will include nursing history, quality and
safety practices, evidence-based practice, physical assessment, documentation, the
aging process, death and dying, patient education and therapeutic communication.
This course includes a laboratory component in preparation for the Level 100 clinical
experience.
This class will be taken in the first of three semesters
Pre-requisite: None Co-requisite: Intro to Caring
Student Centered Learning
Course Delivery: 8 Credit Hours 60 Theory Hours 40 Lab Hours

Accreditation

ACEN

4.2: Student
Learning
Outcomes
4.6:
Educational
Theory

4.7 Evaluation
Methodologies

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. (2013). Accreditation Manual.

Retrieved from http://www.acenursing.net/manuals/SC2013.pdf

National Standards
ACEN

4.2: Student
Learning
Outcomes

QSEN
Patient
Centered Care

4.6:
Educational
Theory

Teamwork &
Collaboration

4.7: Evaluation
Methodologies

Safety

Quality
Improvement

EBP

Informatics

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. (2013). Pre-licensure competencies.

Retrieved from http://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas/

Professional Practice Standards


ACEN

4.2: Student
Learning
Outcomes

QSEN

NLN
Patient
Centered Care

Human
Flourishing

4.6:
Educational
Theory

Teamwork
Collaboration

Nursing
Judgment

4.7 Evaluation
Methodologies

Safety

Professional
Identity

Quality
Improvement

Spirit of
Inquiry

EBP

Informatics

National League for Nursing (2005). Competencies.

Retrieved from http://www.nln.org/facultydevelopment/pdf/corecompetencies.pdf

Blooms Taxonomy

Knowledge:
Define, Identify,
List

Comprehension:
Explain,
Describe,
Discuss

Application:
Apply,
Demonstrate,
Interpret

Analysis:
Analyze,
Compare,
Distinguish

Synthesis:
Assess,
Criticize,
Evaluate

Evaluation:
Develop,
Hypothesize,
Modify

Keating, S. B. (2010). Curriculum development and evaluation in nursing (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Publishing.

Fundamentals of Nursing-Revision
Student Learning Outcomes

1.

Students will demonstrate developing critical thinking skills.

2.

Students will perform a basic physical assessment.

3.

Students will discuss effective communication techniques.

4.

Students will summarize the importance of effective nurse-patient relationships.

5.

Students will describe evidence-based practice and how it is used in the nursing
profession.

6.

Students will identify effective strategies to minimize errors or harm to self or


others.

Learner-Centered Theory

Case
Studies

Concept
Mapping

Writing
Assignments

Simulation

Reflection