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PNN 140 - Introduction to Professional Practical Nursing

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will include introductory concepts of professionalism, safe practice, communication, culture, care across the lifespan, health promotion, and nursing profession. This course will focus on professional expectations of the practical nurse.
Competencies
  1. Examine expected professional behaviors of a practical nurse.
    1. Explore the roles of the practical nurse.
    2. Discuss professional nursing practice.
    3. Describe professional developmentas a licensed practical nurse.
  2. Describe safe nursing practice.
    1. Discuss the standards that guide practical nursing practice.
    2. Discuss the practical nursing licensure process.
    3. Explore the impact of legal/ethical issues in healthcare.
  3. Apply the use of communication in nursing practice.
    1. Discuss the role of the nurse as a communicator.
    2. Describe factors that influence communication.
    3. Recognize therapeutic communication techniques.
    4. Explore the use of information technology in healthcare.
  4. Identify culture as it relates to diversity in the healthcare team.
    1. Describe concepts of cultural diversity.
    2. Define factors that influence health beliefs and practices.
    3. Recognize the impact of change on the healthcare team.
  5. Identify nursing care across the lifespan.
    1. Describe holistic nursing care.
    2. Outline developmental learning needs throughout the lifespan.
    3. Describe the impact of cultureal diversity as it affects relationships.
  6. Discuss health promotion.
    1. Identify health promotion.
    2. Explore how health promotion relates to professionalism in practical nursing.
  7. Explain the Nursing Process.
    1. Recognize the practical nurse’s responsibility related to the nursing process.
    2. Identify the role of the practical nurse in healthcare.
    3. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the practical nurse in delegation.



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