Dec 01, 2023  
2022-2023 General Catalog 
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PNN 223 - Nursing Theory II

7.0 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 105
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course is a requirement with PN Capstone (PNN 224) and Applied Nursing Practice II (PNN 225) for the practical nurse diploma program.  This course introduces the health care needs of individuals and families. It presents content on the nurses’ role in health promotion, maintenance and disease prevention while incorporating holistic, patient-centered care throughout the lifespan. The focus is on common health problems associated with body systems and nursing response, including therapeutic medication management of disease processes. This course will prepare the student with theoretical nursing knowledge and skills needed for entry level practical nursing practice. This course will also prepare the student for the national examination for practical nurse licensure. 


Corequisites: PNN 224 PN Capstone, and PNN 225 Applied Nursing Practice II
Prerequisites: PNN 123 Nursing Theory I, PNN-124 Introduction to Nursing, and PNN-125 Applied Nursing Practice, PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Course Fees: Testing Fee: $662.50

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:  

1. Utilize clinical judgement and the nursing process as it applies to the health illness continuum across the lifespan.  (Clinical Judgment, Patient-Centered Care, Communication) 

2. Compare common disease processes and coordinated care along the health-illness continuum for clients of various ages.  (Patient-Centered Care, Communication, Safe and Effective Care) 

3. Articulate the role of the practical nurse in caring for clients with common disease processes. (Professionalism, Safe and Effective Care)    

4. Recognize and incorporate nursing skills to include care of patients and families across the life span. (Communication, Patient-Centered Care, Safe and Effective Care, Clinical Judgment) 

Course Objectives:

Unit 1: Immunity, Cancer and Fluid and Electrolytes 

Unit 2:  Nursing Care of Maternal Newborn 

Unit 3: Nursing Care of Children 

Unit 4: Integumentary System 

Unit 5: Musculoskeletal System 

Unit 6: Neurosensory System 

Unit 7: Endocrine System 

Unit 8: Cardiovascular and Hematology System 

Unit 9: Respiratory System 

Unit 10: Gastrointestinal System 

Unit 11: Urinary and Reproductive System 

Unit 12: Mental Health Nursing 

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