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PNE 110 - Practical Nursing Health and Disease I-II
Studies the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, prescribed medical and surgical treatments, and appropriate nursing care for the patient with selected disorders. Part I of II.
Lecture 5 hours per week.
5 credits
PNE 111 - Practical Nursing Health and Disease I-II
Studies the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, prescribed medical and surgical treatments, and appropriate nursing care for the patient with selected disorders. Part II of II.
Lecture 5 hours per week.
5 credits
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 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 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 136 - Care of Maternal, Newborn, and Pediatric Patients
Uses a family-centered approach; studies normal and common complications in pregnancy, childbirth, post-partum, the neonate, and children through adolescence. Covers milestones in all aspects of growth and development and common childhood disorders at various ages.
(4 Cr.) Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 credits
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 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 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 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 186 - Nursing Concepts I
Introduces principles of nursing including concepts of health, wellness, illness and the nursing process. Develops nursing skills to meet the multidimensional needs of individuals across the life span. Includes computer skills related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 5 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
6 credits
PNE 188 - Nursing Concepts III
Teaches nursing care of individuals and/or families experiencing alterations in health utilizing the nursing process. Includes computer and math computational skills related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisite: PNE 187.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hurs. Total 12 hours per week.
6 credits
PNE 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 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
PNE 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits