Practical Nursing (PNE) at New River Community College


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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 155 - Body Structure and Function
Studies the structure and function of the body.
Lecure 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 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 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 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