This course continues to build on concepts introduced in all previous required courses. The role of the Practical Nurse in the care 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 alterations in health relating to sexuality, sensory perception and sensation health problems. Concepts of nutrition and diet therapy, medication administration/pharmacology and assisting the RN with health teaching are integrated throughout the course. The clinical component, done in acute care, subacute and a variety of community (observation only) settings 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. Students may be referred to the lab for remediation and/or retesting on any skills. Lab fee required.
Prerequisites: PRN 0385C with a minimum grade of "C" or higher and minimum TABE scores of Math - 595; Reading - 598; Language - 586. Corequisite: PRN 0120C.
Terms Offered: Fall
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