Practical Nursing (PNE) at Patrick Henry Community College


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PNE 141 - Nursing Skills I
Studies principles and procedures essential to the basic nursing care of patients. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
2-3 credits
PNE 142 - Nursing Skills II
Studies principles and procedures essential to the basic nursing care of patients. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
2-3 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 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
PNE 155 - Body Structure and Function
Studies the structure and function of the body.
Lecure 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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
PNE 161 - Nursing in Health Changes I
Focuses on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Laboratory 6-15 hours. Total 10-17 hours per week.
6-7 credits
PNE 163 - Nursing in Health Changes III
Continues the focus on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions.
Lecture 4-5 hours. Laboratory 9-15 hours. Total 14-19 hours per week.
8-9 credits
PNE 164 - Nursing in Health Changes IV
Continues the focus on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions.
Lecture 4-6 hours. Laboratory 12-21 hours. Total 18-25 hours per week.
10-11 credits
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
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
PNE 181 - Clinical Experience I
Provides guided nursing experiences in the hospital setting. Practices skills and applies principles of nursing in basic areas. Includes supervision in administration of medicines. Encourages students to develop basic skills in analyzing patient needs and making nursing decisions. Part I of II.
Laboratory 15-18 hours per week.
5 credits
PNE 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits