Practical Nursing (PNN)
PNN-105 Practical Nursing Concepts I, 7 cr.
Practical Nursing Concepts I is a class/lab/clinical course that introduces the role of the practical nurse considering history, trends, and comportment through a caring perspective. The role of the licensed practical nurse will be discussed related to safety, legal implications, and collaborative practice throughout the lifespan. The student will be introduced to the nursing process and healthy lifestyles related to physical assessment. The conceptual focus includes safety, communication, infection control, hygiene, skin integrity, elimination, oxygen principles, fluids, nutrition, mobility/immobility, comfort, and mental health alterations. The student will practice and perform nursing skills in the lab and clinical setting while caring for client conditions.
PNN-106 Practical Nursing Concepts II, 8 cr.
Practical Nursing Concepts II is a class/lab/clinical course that builds upon concepts related to human needs utilizing the nursing process. The student will demonstrate caring behaviors while learning about physiologic adaptations related to perioperative, acid-base balance, fluid and electrolyte, elimination, sensory, oxygenation/perfusion, mobility, stress, metabolic and protective alterations as related to the medical-surgical client throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite: PNN-105 (C or better)
PNN-107 Practical Nursing Concepts III, 6 cr.
Practical Nursing Concepts III class/preceptorship course that prepares the student for entry-level nursing practice by focusing on nursing judgment, legal/ethical issues and assimilation into the discipline of nursing. Concepts of leadership, management, and professional development, as well as maternal newborn nursing will be taught. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse as the provider and coordinator of care with simple to complex client conditions throughout the lifespan, including the child-bearing families. Management of simple to complex human needs including: oxygenation, perfusion, intracranial regulation, mobility, and inflammation/infection/immunity. Prerequisite: PNN-106 (C or better)
PNN-135 PN Pharmacology I, 1 cr.
PN Pharmacology I is a class/lab course that introduces pharmacological concepts and classifications. Medication administration including oral, parenteral, enteral, and intravenous therapy maintenance will be discussed and applied.
PNN-136 PN Pharmacology II, 2 cr.
PN Pharmacology II is a course that builds upon pharmacological concepts presented in PN Pharmacology I focusing on the classification, mechanism of action of the medications and nursing process as it relates to the client/patient condition. Prerequisite: PNN-135 (C or better)