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Fundamentals of Nursing

PNE 121W

Fundamentals of Nursing

PNE 121W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Current validation for PN Program.

Concurrent enrollment in PNE 121LW. Focuses on the Nursing Process to provide basic nursing care. Concepts include basic human needs, communication, safety, nutrition, fluid and electrolyte balance, culture, psychosocial, and health and wellness in practical nursing. This theory course has a concurrent lab course. For successful completion, a grade of at least a "C" must be earned in this course and its concurrent lab course (lab grade will be same as theory grade). (90-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate Human Flourishing, Nursing Judgment, and Spirit of Inquiry while developing Professional Identity as a PN to improve the quality of care for patients, families and communities.

Objectives:

  • Identify and uphold ethical and legal guidelines that relate to the LPN scope of practice.
  • Collect and interpret pertinent assessment data.
  • Document and communicate adult assessment findings utilizing appropriate medical terminology and abbreviations in a clear and concise manner.
  • Outline and define the nursing process and describe the framework it provides for delivery of nursing care.
  • Recognize and adhere to professional behaviors outlined in the Nursing Handbook.
  • Seek opportunities to increase personal knowledge and professional growth.
  • Demonstrate safe performance of nursing skills and medication administration (per facility policy) in the provision of nursing care to 1-2 adults.
  • Identify and practice elements of therapeutic communication while maintaining confidentiality of patient information.
  • Identify and discuss the roles of the healthcare team, including the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and the nursing assistant.