Jun 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog
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PNUR 1138 - Fundamental Nursing Concepts and Skills I

Credit Hours: 8 Lecture Hours: 5 Lab Hours: 9
Prerequisite(s): Program acceptance successful completion of the Health Science Pathway Curriculum: ENGL 1113 - Fundamentals of Writing , MATH 1023 Intermediate Algebra or MATH 1063 - Foundations of College Algebra  and READ 1213 - Developmental Reading  with a grade of “C” or better or test score exemption
Corequisite(s): PNUR 1111 - Vocational Legal and Ethical Concepts 
This course focuses on the fundamental principles necessary to perform nursing care. Theory content includes the origin and history of nursing, a multidisciplinary approach to nursing, the healthcare delivery system, communication techniques and skills for the practical nurse, introductory medical terminology, abbreviations, introduction of microbiology concepts and principles, infection control techniques, specimen collection, death and dying, and transition to practical nursing. Basic nutrition concepts across the lifespan are covered with social and transcultural implications, therapeutic modalities and dietary practices. Laboratory includes a review of CNA technical skills including use of the computer. Skills will be performed while caring for clients in the long-term care setting. A grade of “C” or better is required for passing.



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