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Fall 2022
Jun 20,2024
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PN 101A - Practical Nursing 1
This course is the first of three terms in the Practical Nursing Program. Content covered in the classroom and lab will include: nursing and the health care delivery system, complementary and alternative care; legal and ethical issues, including scope of practice; communication; nursing process, critical thinking, physical assessment; documentation, abbreviations, HIPAA; development across the life span; health promotion; cultural diversity; nutrition and therapeutic diets; medical asepsis and infection control; pharmacology and medication administration; and pain assessment. Skills taught during this course will include communication techniques, physical assessment, ambulatory care skills; focused assessments (Braden, falls risk, mini cognition and pain), nursing process, documentation, and oral, topical, drops, ointments, sublingual medication administration, dosage calculation. Clinical application of content and skills will take place in the nursing lab and in outpatient and ambulatory care settings.
Program Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program
7.000 Credit hours
70.000 TO 84.000 Lecture hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Credit
Schedule Types: Lecture

Health Professions Division
Health Professions Department

Course Attributes:
Tuition, Career and Technical Education

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