Jun 17, 2019  
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PNN 351 - Practical Nursing Roles

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Examines leadership roles and responsibilities of the Licensed Practical Nurse and individual readiness to practice nursing.
Prerequisite: PNN 151 , PNN 152 , PNN 153 , PSY 121 , BIO 734  
Competencies
  1. Describe death, loss and end of life care
    1. Define loss, grief and death
    2. Explain types and sources of loss
    3. Explain the stages of loss, with commonly experienced emotional responses
    4. Discuss factors that influence responses to loss/death
    5. Assess physiologic changes in the dying client and signs of death
    6. Apply the nursing process to loss and end of life care for individuals and families
  2. Describe the health care delivery system
    1. Discuss the evolution of the health care delivery system (HCDS)
    2. Explain the levels of health care.
    3. Describe types of health care services
    4. Discuss various financial programs and terminology related to funding for health care
    5. Identify members of the health care team and their roles
    6. Discuss various financial programs and terminology
    7. Discuss emerging issues surrounding the health care delivery system
    8. Explore the response of the nursing profession to HCDS issues
    9. Describe the basic principles of quality improvement
  3. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Licensed Practical Nurse
    1. Compare the roles of leader and manager for the Licensed Practical Nurse.
    2. Differentiate leadership from management
    3. Describe various leadership and followership styles
    4. Differentiate between accountability and responsibility
    5. Identify skills necessary for effective management
    6. List essential functions performed by LPN managers
    7. Recognize the value of a diverse nursing team
    8. Discuss the various duties involved in the charge nurse role for the LPN.
    9. Describe conflict resolution/management
    10. Describe the basic principles of quality improvement
    11. Discuss application of change theory in nursing practice
  4. Evaluate individual readiness for Practical Nursing practice
    1. Describe techniques that ease the transition from student to employee
    2. Evaluate personal readiness for NCLEX-PN
    3. Discuss methods through which you can obtain/maintain competence in nursing practice
    4. Discuss the Nurse Practice Act related to the role of the LPN



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