Practical Nursing (PNG)

PNG 110 - Patient-Centered Concepts

Course Description

Effective: 2020-01-01

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.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is for the beginning student in the Practical Nursing program. It introduces the student to the basic nursing care concepts.

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PNG 115 - Patient-Centered Concepts Clinical

Course Description

Effective: 2020-01-01

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.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is for the beginning practical nursing student to engage in direct patient care with adults and elderly patients in a long-term care and/or assisted-living environment. The student will begin using critical thinking with application of skills and knowledge for care of individuals across the lifespan.

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PNG 120 - Patient-Centered Care I

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

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 diverse patient-centered population, with an increase in scope of care needs.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is for beginning practical nursing students to expand their knowledge of identified concepts to application to direct patient care of individuals across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and/or the elderly).

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: PNG 110, Patient-Centered Concepts and PNG 115, Patient-Centered Concepts Clinical Corequisites: PNG 125, Patient-Centered Care I Clinical

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PNG 125 - Patient-Centered Care I Clinical

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

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.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is for the beginning practical nursing student to engage in direct patient care, demonstrating use of critical thinking with application of skills and knowledge for care of individuals across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and/or the elderly).

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: PNG 110, Patient-Centered Concepts and PNG 115, Patient-Centered Concepts Clinical Corequisite: PNG 120, Patient-Centered Care I

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PNG 210 - Patient-Centered Care II

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

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.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is for the practical nursing student who is demonstrating academic and direct patient care competency in application of concepts to health care maintenance.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: PNG 120, Patient-Centered Care I and PNG 125, Patient-Centered Care I Clinical Corequisite: PNG 215, Patient-Centered Care II Clinical

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PNG 215 - Patient-Centered Care II Clinical

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

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.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

This second level course is for the practical nursing student to demonstrate mastery of identified concepts of safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care in a variety of health care environments.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: PNG 120, Patient-Centered Care I and PNG 125, Patient-Centered Care I Clinical Corequisite: PNG 210, Patient-Centered Care II

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PNG 220 - Patient-Centered Care III

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

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.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is for practical nursing students to continue to expand their understanding of patient care concepts to enhance safe, evidence-based health promotion and care, demonstrating academic application of concepts to health care maintenance.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: PNG 210, Patient-Centered Care II and PNG 215, Patient-Centered Care II Clinical Corequisite: PNG 225, Patient-Centered Care III Clinical

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PNG 225 - Patient-Centered Care III Clinical

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

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.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is required for the practical nursing student to demonstrate mastery of program concepts in the safe care of individuals across the lifespan.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: PNG 210, Patient-Centered Care II and PNG 215, Patient-Centered Care II Clinical Corequisite: PNG 220, Patient-Centered Care III

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