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2022-2023 General Catalog 
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PNN 731 - Clinical Practicum

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2020

2.5 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 0
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 45
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This theory course is a requirement with PNN 311 PN Issues & Trends  and PNN 811 Selected Clinical Nursing  and is designed to prepare the practical nursing student for National examination for practical nursing licensure. This course provides the practical nursing student with the clinical opportunity to practice in the role of a practical nurse under the supervision of a licensed nurse and demonstrate further proficiency in the care of the medical-surgical or long-term care client and a limited experience with a leadership role.


  • PNN-311 Issues and Trends;
  • PNN-811 Selected Clinical Nursing


  • PNN 621 - Life Span Health Care 
  • HSC-112 Medical Terminology;
  • PNN-127 Fundamentals of Nursing in Health Care;
  • PNN-121 Clinical Practicum 1;
  • PNN-206 Medication Administration for Nurses;
  • PSY-121 Developmental Psychology;
  • BIO-151 Nutrition;
  • BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab;
  • BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab;
  • PNN-621 Life Span Health Care;
  • PNN-622 Clinical Practicum 2

Recommended(s): None
Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: None

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Utilize the essential components of each phase of the nursing process 
2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic nursing care skills 
3. Recognize the levels of basic human needs 
4. Demonstrate the values, attributes, behaviors, ethics, and legal obligations appropriate to the practice of nursing 
5. Practice beginning nursing skills in providing care for adult with basic health needs 
6. Apply beginning therapeutic communication skills 
7. Provide nursing care to individuals with common problems along the health-illness continuum 

Course Objectives:
At the completion of the preceptorship experience the student will:
1. Assess needs of residents in a long-term care setting and patients in an acute care setting including medical diagnosis into observations. 
2. Employ the nursing process to maintain and restore health when providing care for patients/residents. 
3. Employ scientific knowledge when providing care for patients. 
4. Identify decision making skills used by the preceptor in the delivery of care to patients. 
5. Use therapeutic communication when interacting with individual patients within a group, colleagues, and members of the health care team. 
6. Identify methods of prioritizing and delegating used by the preceptor during the work day. 
7. Delegate patient care according to legal responsibilities of the licensed practical nurse.
8. Prepare objectives for the preceptorship experience and discuss them with the faculty and preceptor. 
9. Discuss the job description for the licensed practical nurse found at the preceptor’s agency. 
10. Work cooperatively to meet the health care needs of the patients/residents. 

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