Practical Nursing (PNE) at Wytheville Community College


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