Nov 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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PN 1105 - Basic Nursing Principles and Skills


Credits: 5
This course lays the foundation for the development of a competent, caring, and professional Practical Nurse. The first part of the course contributes to the personal and professional development of the student. Content includes study skills, nursing history, education, and organizations; role of the Practical Nurse; healthcare delivery systems and economics. The second part of the course provides the basic concepts and skills necessary to meet the physiologic, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patient. The concepts of the nursing process, critical thinking, caring, communication, culture, and principles of growth and development, legal and ethical concerns, and safety are covered to provide a foundation for patient care. The course continues with the concepts mentioned above interwoven into the knowledge and skills related to physiologic, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patient. Special needs and procedures are then covered including care of the surgical patient, medication administration, and intravenous therapy. Lecture 8 hours per week / Lab 2 hours per week over 8 weeks. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1434  or BIOL 2214  and BIOL 2224 . Corequisite(s): PN 1006 PN 1005 , and PN 1012  



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