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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)

PNN-275 Normal Nutrition, 3 cr.
Provides the student with a basic background of the nutrients essential to maintain the physical and mental well-being of the human body.
 
PNN-662   Practical Nursing II, 7cr.
Practical Nursing II continues to examine the concepts of human needs, the nursing process, and caring.  The roles of the practical nurse as (1) provider of care, (2) coordinator of care, and (3) member of the discipline of nursing will continue to be discussed by exploring disease processes and human needs of the adult and older adult.
 
PNN-663   Practical Nursing III, 4 cr.
Practical Nursing III completes the practical nursing student’s exploration of the concepts of human needs, the nursing process, and caring.  The roles of the practical nurse as (1) provider of care, (2) coordinator of care, and (3) member of the discipline of nursing will be concluded by exploring the areas of family nursing and mental health nursing.  Concepts of leadership, management, and professional development will be explored.  Obtaining licensure, continuing education, and finding employment will be discussed for the practical nursing graduate.
 
PNN-664   Practical Nursing I, 4 cr.
Practical Nursing I introduces the beginning practical nursing student to the concepts of human needs, the nursing process, and caring utilizing theory and lab practice.  The roles of the practical nurse as (1) provider of care, (2) coordinator of care, and (3) member of the discipline of nursing will be explored.
 
PNN-665   Practical Nursing I Clinical, 1 cr.
Practical Nursing I Clinical will allow the beginning practical nursing student to meet human needs utilizing the nursing process and displaying caring behaviors.  The student will demonstrate the following roles (1) provider of care, (2) coordinator of care, and (3) member of the discipline of nursing while caring for stable, noncomplex clients in a long term care setting.  P/Q grading
 
PNN-666   Practical Nursing II Clinical, 3 cr.
Practical Nursing II Clinical allows the practical nursing student to meet human needs utilizing the nursing process and displaying caring behaviors.  The student will demonstrate the following roles (1) provider of care, (2) coordinator of care, and (3) member of the discipline of nursing while caring for stable, noncomplex clients in an acute care setting.  P/Q grading
 
PNN-667 Practical Nursing III Preceptorship, 2 cr.
Practical Nursing III Preceptorship is designed to assist the student in transitioning into the role of an entry level practical nurse. Students will work with a preceptor to plan, implement, and evaluate care to assigned patients in a long term care setting.  The student will demonstrate positive communication skills and begin to work as an effective member of the discipline of nursing.  P/Q grading

 

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