This course is a continuation of Fundamentals of Nursing and continues to build on concepts introduced in all previous required courses. The role of the practical nurse in the healthcare environment is explored. Using nursing principles and basic human needs as a framework, particular emphasis is placed on application of adult developmental theory, cultural diversity, therapeutic communication and legal/ethical approaches to helping man return to health after experiencing common, acute and chronic alterations in thought processes, circulation, oxygenation, nutrition, elimination, sexuality, endocrine function, mobility and sensory perception. Concepts of nutrition and diet therapy, medication administration/pharmacology and assisting the registered nurse with health teaching are integrated throughout the course. The clinical component, done in acute care, subacute and a variety of community settings (observation only) offers the student an opportunity to provide holistic nursing care to clients experiencing selected alterations in health. Clinical experience is correlated with theory under the guidance of faculty and enables students to implement skills and apply theory learned in the classroom. Lab fee required.
Prerequisite: PRN 0004 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Terms Offered: Summer
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