Practical Nursing

Course Descriptions/Common Syllabi

This section contains descriptions of courses offered at Moberly Area Community College. Not all of the courses listed in this section are offered every semester. Information on where and when these courses are available may be found in each semester’s course schedule available on the Course Offerings page. Contact advising for more information.

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PNC 103 Basic Nutrition 2-0-2
This course introduces the novice practical nursing student to basic principles of nutrition. Concepts include nutrients, food sources, weight management, food safety, government recommended food guides, and cultural aspects of nutrition. Integrated concepts include age-related factors and the role of the LPN related to nutritional management of the client. Pre or Corequisite: BIO209 (FA)

PNC110 Personal Vocational Concepts I 1-0-1
This course introduces the novice practical nursing student to the role of the college student and the practical nurse as a member of the health care team. Concepts include organizational skills, study methods, Learning styles, interpersonal communication, and legal, ethical, theoretical, and historical aspects of practical nursing. Pre or Corequisite: BIO209 (FA)

PNC111 Nursing Care of Adults I 8.5-10-11
This course combines theoretical and clinical experiences to provide the practical nursing student with entry-level competencies in providing nursing care of adult clients with physical and psychosocial needs. Concepts include: intravenous therapy; fluids and electrolytes; first aid and triage; respiratory system; cardiovascular system; surgical care; pain; diabetes mellitus; infection and immunity; and the musculoskeletal system. Integrated concepts include nutrition, pharmacology, age-related changes, cultural considerations, and leadership and management responsibilities. (SP)

PNC113 Maternal Newborn Nursing 3-4-4
This course combines theoretical and clinical experiences to provide the practical nursing student with entry level competencies in providing family centered nursing care for the healthy mother or mother with complications during the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum stages of pregnancy. Also included is nursing care of the normal newborn and the newborn with complications. Integrated concepts include nutrition, pharmacology, women’s health, age related concepts, cultural considerations, and leadership and management responsibilities. (SU)

PNC114 Personal Vocational Concepts II 2-0-2
This course introduces the practical nursing student to the role of the graduate practical nurse. Concepts include life-long learning, securing and maintaining employment, nursing organizations, the NCLEX-PN exam, cultural considerations, leadership and management skills, and applying legal and ethical behaviors within the scope of practice for the practical nurse according to the Missouri Nurse Practice Act, Section 335.066, RSMo. Integrated concepts include leadership and management skills for the practical nurse. (SU)

PNC119 Fundamentals of Practical Nursing 7-4.5-9
This course combines theory, laboratory, and clinical experiences to provide the novice practical nursing student with knowledge and skills to perform basic data collection, assist the client in meeting activities of daily living and  providing care within the clinical setting. Concepts include health and wellness, hygiene, environmental cleanliness and safety, rest, sleep and comfort, positioning and ambulation, sensory perception, intake and output, vital signs, immunity and infection control, alterations in skin integrity, altered patterns of urinary and bowel elimination, oxygenation, nursing process and physical assessment. Integrated concepts include age variations in client care, cultural considerations, and the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse on the health care team. Pre- or corequisite BIO209

PNC122 Nursing Care of Adults II 8-8-10
This course continues theoretical and clinical experiences to provide the practical nursing student with entry level competencies in caring for adult clients with physical and psychosocial needs. Concepts include: hematology; integumentary system; neurologic system; genitourinary system; gastrointestinal system; endocrine; reproductive disorders, sensory disorders; oncology; and end-of- life care. Integrated concepts include nutrition, pharmacology, age-related changes, cultural considerations, and leadership and management responsibilities. (SU)

PNC123 Nursing Care of Children 3-4-4
This course combines theoretical and clinical experiences to provide the practical nursing student with entry level competencies in the care of the child from infancy through adolescence, using the nursing process in a family centered approach. Integrated concepts include nutrition, pharmacology, growth and development, age related changes, cultural considerations, and leadership and management. (SP)

PNC 125 Medication Administration 1-2-2
This course is designed to prepare the student to administer medications with concern for safety, accuracy, and attention to physiological factors. It includes basic mathematics review as it relates to dosage calculations. Pre or corequisite: BIO209. (FA)

PNC126 Mental Health Nursing 2-0-2
This course provides theoretical content to provide the practical nursing student with entry level competencies to provide nursing care for the mentally healthy client or the client mental health alterations. Concepts include characteristics of the mentally healthy client and the client with mental health alterations, mental health theories, maladaptive behaviors, communication with clients, with mental health alterations, and treatment modalities. Integrated concepts include nutrition, pharmacology, age related changes, cultural considerations, and leadership and management. (SU)

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager