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PN 145: Concepts of Practical Nursing I

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PN 145: Concepts of Practical Nursing I
Delivery Modality: Blended
Semester Credits: 6
Contact Hours: 165
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: SCI 220, SC221, PN 106, and PN 125 or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Requisites: SCI 225 or equivalent
Description: This course focuses on the chronic nature of certain states of being when nursing a client at various stages in life, focusing on the application of the nursing process in meeting needs of clients in various settings, all within the scope of a practical nurse. The course will explore concepts related to emotional problems, pathological reactions to life stresses, and chronic pain. The course emphasizes therapeutic relationships and the development of individualized plans of care. The course will also address communication skills, mental health assessment, various therapeutic forms of balance, and sensory perception. Direct focused client care experiential learning gives learners the opportunity to gain experience with many of these chronic conditions.
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