Practical Nursing (PNE) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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PNE 120 - Introduction to Nursing Process
Introduces the nursing process. Develops basic skills to ensure quality nursing care.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
PNE 130 - Maternity Nursing
Teaches knowledge, understanding, and nursing skills related to the needs of women and other family members during all phases of childbearing. Presents abnormal conditions of pregnancy.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 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 143 - Applied Nursing Skills
Applies principles and procedures essential to the basic nursing care of patients.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 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
PNE 156 - Nursing Across the Life Span
Focuses on the principles of nursing relevant to assisting the individual during the growth and development process across the life span.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits
PNE 157 - Pediatrics
Teaches skills related to the needs and care of the newborn, well and sick children, and other family members. Discusses abnormal conditions of infants and children of all ages.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
4-5 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 162 - Nursing in Health Changes II
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 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 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 182 - Clinical Experience II
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 II of II.
Laboratory 15-18 hours per week.
5-6 credits
PNE 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits