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2022-2023 General Catalog 
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PNN 125 - Applied Nursing Practice I

3.0 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 0
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 135
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This clinical course is a co-requisite with PNN-123 Nursing Theory I and PNN-124 Introduction to Nursing for the practical nurse diploma program. This course provides an opportunity for students to apply Nursing Theory I and Introduction to Nursing in the clinical setting using clinical judgment and the nursing process. The student will apply concepts of professional nursing in real or simulated settings for the stable adult patient. This course will prepare the student with clinical knowledge and skills of the entry level practical nurse.  This course will also prepare the student for the national examination for practical nurse licensure.  

Corequisites: PSY-121 Developmental Psychology, PNN-123 Nursing Theory I, and PNN-124 Introduction to Nursing.  
Prerequisites: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab, BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab, BIO-151 Nutrition
Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Course Fees: Simulation Fee: $50.00

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes: 

1. Utilize clinical judgment in applying basic components of the nursing process with the stable health care patient. (Clinical Judgment, Patient Centered Care) 

2. Demonstrate professional standards of practical nursing. (Safe and Effective Care, Professionalism) 

3. Participate in communication with adult patients and members of the health care team. (Communication, Professionalism, Safe and Effective Care) 

4. Provide basic nursing care to adults with common problems along the health-illness continuum. (Patient-Centered Care, Safe and Effective Care, Clinical Judgment) 


Course Objectives:

1. Obtain data from the patient, and patient’s family, significant  other, health care team member, and other sources:

  •  Establish and/or add to a database
  •  Compare collected data to established norms

2. Implement nursing care to assist the patients in achieving their goals:

  •  Carry out nursing interventions based on the established plan of nursing care
  •  Implement previously developed plan of care in an organized, systematic method

3. Demonstrate nursing skills safely within the scope of the licensed practical nurse.

4. Utilize communication skills to maintain working relationships with patients, families and members of the health team:

  •  Use lines of authority and communication within the practice setting.
  •  Identifies skills needed to interact effectively with patients, families and colleagues from different cultures and ethnic groups.

5. Practice within the profession’s ethical and legal framework pertinent to the role of the nurse:

  •  Provide care that is consistent with the laws governing the practice of nursing and societal standards.
  •  Assess own role as a member of the profession of nursing.

6. Uses resources for continuous learning and self-development:

  •  Participate in self evaluations
  •  Assume responsibility for self-development

7. Demonstrate the affective attributes pertinent to the role of the licensed nurse:

  •  Accept responsibility for own actions.
  •  Respect individual work, uniqueness and differences in values
  •  Value cultural identity
  •  Accept own potential and limitations
  •  Demonstrate commitment to high quality in own nursing practice
  •  Assess the effect of communication on the interpersonal process
  •  Promote patient’s right to privacy

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