This course builds on concepts introduced in the Medical Surgical nursing course incorporating gerontology nursing and the practical nurse leadership role with the scope of practice. Using nursing principles and basic human needs as a framework, emphasis is placed on cultural diversity, legal/ethical issues, adult development theory, therapeutic communication and interpersonal skills. Integrated in this discussion will be principles of nutrition therapy, pharmacology/medication administration and diagnostic testing. Emphasis will be placed on the principles of nursing care for the aging client, the aging process and holistic care for the older adult. Leadership skills, such as delegating to the healthcare team members, effective communication with healthcare professionals and time management will be explored. Assisting the practical nursing student to prepare for employment and transition from student to practitioner will be incorporated as the final step in the student's practical nursing education. Lab fee required.
Prerequisites: PRN 0386C and PRN 0120C with a grade of "C" or higher.
Terms Offered: Fall
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