PNUR-1200 Physical Assessment for the Practical Nurse

2 Credits

Principles and practices of basic nursing care to individuals with selected health deviations. Develop assessment skills including physical assessment for the adult and evaluating physiologic changes related to aging. Incorporating skills in problem-solving using the nursing process as applied to individual situations with goal of providing safe and competent nursing care to individual adult patients. Laboratory screening procedures introduced. Documentation and reporting findings are discussed.

Lecture: 1.5 hour. Laboratory: 1 hour

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Practical Nursing Program, and concurrent enrollment in BIO-1050 Human Biology, and concurrent enrollment in BIO-105L Human Biology Laboratory; and concurrent enrollment in PNUR-1322 Nursing Management of the Adult I; and concurrent enrollment in PNUR-1210 Fundamentals of Practical Nursing.

PNUR-1210 Fundamentals of Practical Nursing

3 Credits

This course discusses the principles and practices of basic nursing care of adults through the life span using Orem's self-care deficit theory. Introduction to evolution of nursing, legal aspects of nursing, and cultural diversity. Basic concepts of nutrition and medical/ surgical asepsis are presented. Note: Course is offered in the 8 week session. Contact time for the 8 week offering is as follows: Laboratory: On Campus and Clinical: 9 hours per week for 8 weeks. Lecture: 3 hours per week for 8 weeks.

Lecture: 1.5 hour. Laboratory: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: 3.5 Clinical Lab hours per week for 16 weeks.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Practical Nursing program, and concurrent enrollment in BIO-1050 Human Biology; and concurrent enrollment in BIO-105L Human Biology Laboratory; and concurrent enrollment in PNUR-1200 Physical Assessment for the Practical Nurse; and concurrent enrollment in PNUR-1322 Nursing Management of the Adult I.

PNUR-1322 Nursing Management of the Adult I

3 Credits

Focuses on care of adults with acute and recurring medical and surgical conditions. Begin to develop critical thinking skills along with the nursing process providing the framework for delivery of nursing care to the adult patient. Note: Course offered in the 8 week session. Contact time for 8 week offering is as follows: Laboratory: On Campus and Clinical: 9 hours per week. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

Lecture: 1.5 hour. Laboratory: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: 3.5 Clinical Lab hours per week for 16 weeks.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Practical Nursing program; and concurrent enrollment in PNUR-1210 Fundamentals of Pracitcal Nursing; and concurrent enrollment in PNUR-1200 Physical Assessment for the Practical Nurse; and concurrent enrollment in BIO-1050 Human Biology; and concurrent enrollment in BIO-105L Human Biology Laboratory.

PNUR-1330 Nursing Management of Adults II

8 Credits

Focuses on care of adults with acute and recurring medical and surgical conditions. Students develop skills in problem-solving through use of nursing process as applied to individual situations, with goal of providing safe, competent, and standard nursing interventions to individual adult patient.

Lecture: 4 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours

Other Required Hours: 10 Clinical Lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Practical Nursing program; and NUR-1322 Nursing Management of Adults I; and concurrent enrollment in PSY-1010 General Psychology; and concurrent enrollment in ENG-1010 College Composition I.

PNUR-1341 Lifespan Nursing for the Practical Nurse

4 Credits

Designed to provide nursing care to individuals with selected health deviations across the lifespan. Emphasis on nursing responsibility in assessment of normal and abnormal occurrences. Childbearing experience, nursing skills, and measures related primarily to ill newborn, childen and adolescents considered in relation to entire family. Emotional and physical aspects incorporated. Provides opportunity for leadership in the adult health care setting, with multiple patients.

Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 1 hour

Other Required Hours: 5 Clinical lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: admission to Pracitcal Nursing program; and PSY-2020 Life Span Development or concurrent enrollment; and PNUR-1330 Nursing Management of Adults II.