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PNG 110 - Patient-Centered Concepts
Provides an overview of the general concepts to implement patient-centered care at the beginning level. Introduces concepts of communication, collaboration, health care law, ethics, nursing process, lifespan development, culture, safety, coping, stress, mobility, and lifelong learning with a specific focus on the role of the practical nurse.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Corequisite(s): PNG 115, Patient-Centered Concepts Clinical
2 credits
PNG 115 - Patient-Centered Concepts Clinical
Provides students an opportunity to implement classroom learning in a structured health care setting. Focuses on using the nursing process to plan and implement safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care.
Laboratory 6 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Corequisite(s): PNG 110, Patient-Centered Concepts
2 credits
PNG 120 - Patient-Centered Care I
Provides an overview of the general concepts to implement with a more diverse patient-centered population, with an increase in scope of care needs. Introduces the concepts of anxiety, nutrition, elimination, infection, gas exchange, pain, sexuality, and reproduction with specific focus on the role of the practical nurse. Provides an overview of the general concepts to implement with a more
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): PNG 110, Patient-Centered Concepts and PNG 115, Patient-Centered Concepts Clinical Corequisite(s): PNG 125, Patient-Centered Care I Clinical
3 credits
PNG 125 - Patient-Centered Care I Clinical
Provides students the opportunity to implement classroom learning in a structured clinical setting that includes maternal-child health care and adult and geriatric populations. Includes care of the child-rearing family with an emphasis on health promotion and reduction of risk. Focuses on using the nursing process to plan and implement safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care.
Laboratory 6 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): PNG 110, Patient-Centered Concepts and PNG 115, Patient-Centered Concepts Clinical Corequisite(s): PNG 120, Patient-Centered Care I
2 credits
PNG 210 - Patient-Centered Care II
Provides an overview of identified general concepts to implement patient-centered care. Introduces concepts of glucose regulation, fluid and electrolyte balance, perfusion, sensory perception, thermo-regulation, tissue integrity, and patient education. Expands knowledge of gas exchange and mobility. Focuses on the role of the practical nurse in health promotion and maintenance. Provides an opportunity for students in the lab to learn the skills needed to provide quality, evidence-based care in the clinical setting.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total of 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): PNG 120, Patient-Centered Care I and PNG 125, Patient-Centered Care I Clinical Corequisite(s): PNG 215, Patient-Centered Care II Clinical
4 credits
PNG 215 - Patient-Centered Care II Clinical
Provides the student an opportunity to implement classroom learning in a structured rehabilitation or other in-patient setting. Incorporates technical skills learned for the care of complex patients. Focuses on using the nursing process to plan and implement safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care.
Laboratory 6 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): PNG 120, Patient-Centered Care I and PNG 125, Patient-Centered Care I Clinical Corequisite(s): PNG 210, Patient-Centered Care II
2 credits
PNG 220 - Patient-Centered Care III
Provides an overview of the identified general concepts to implement patient-centered care. Introduces concepts of intracranial regulation, clotting, cellular regulation, cognition, mood and affect, psychosis, and care coordination. Expands knowledge of perfusion, gas exchange pain, and lifelong learning. Focuses on the role of the practical nurse in health promotion and maintenance.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): PNG 210, Patient-Centered Care II and PNG 215, Patient-Centered Care II Clinical Corequisite(s): PNG 225, Patient-Centered Care III Clinical
4 credits
PNG 225 - Patient-Centered Care III Clinical
Provides students the opportunity to implement classroom learning in structured health care settings. Focuses on using the nursing process to plan and implement safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care. Provides the student an opportunity to implement care coordination and manage resources to support patient care.
Laboratory 9 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): PNG 210, Patient-Centered Care II and PNG 215, Patient-Centered Care II Clinical Corequisite(s): PNG 220, Patient-Centered Care III
3 credits