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College Catalog: Course Listings: Practical Nursing

PNE 116 – Normal Nutrition
Introduces the basic principles of good nutrition. Studies nutrients, their sources and functions, basic requirements for individuals. Includes a brief introduction to diet therapy.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

PNE 135 – Maternal and Child Health Nursing
Examines pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care from a family centered approach. Covers complications related to childbearing. Emphasizes growth and development and exploration of common childhood disorders at various stages.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
5 credits

PNE 145 – Trends in Practical Nursing
Studies the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse. Covers legal aspects, organizations, and opportunities in practical nursing. Assists students in preparation for employment.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits

PNE 146 – Fundamentals of Practical Nursing
Introduces students to practical nursing history, legal and ethical aspects, and current trends. Teaches nursing knowledge and skills with emphasis on meeting basic patient needs. Utilizes nursing process. Provides learning experiences through classroom instruction, laboratory practices, and supervised clinical experience.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 12 hours. Total 14 hours per week.
6 credits

PNE 151 – Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Studies etiology, symptoms, prescribed treatment, and experiences in the nursing care of patients with selected disorders. Selects learning experiences to correlate related patient care with classroom instruction whenever possible. Provides observational experiences when available.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

PNE 152 – Medical-Surgical Nursing II
Studies etiology, symptoms, prescribed treatment, and experience in the nursing care of patients with selected disorders.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
4-5 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

PNE 158 – Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
Recognizes emotional needs of patients. Provides knowledge of the role that emotions play. Enables students to understand their own behavior as well as patient behavior.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

PNE 173 – Pharmacology for Practical Nurses
Studies history, classification, sources, effects, uses and legalities of drugs. Teaches problem solving skills used in medication administrations. Emphasizes major drug classes and specific agents within each class.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

PNE 174 – Applied Pharmacology for Practical Nurses
Applies problem solving skills in preparing and administering medications.
Lecture 0-1 hour. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC