Nursing Trends & Concepts (PNU-190)
This course introduces the Practical Nursing student to the profession of nursing and the role of the LPN. Trends in nursing practice and the health care delivery system will be discussed. The integration of self-care and critical thinking principles into the nursing process will be a key focus. Fundamental nursing concepts and practices for health promotion, including communication, patient teaching, assessment, nutritional support, and general pharmacological and safety principles, will be presented. Students will practice and demonstrate beginning proficiency in selected skills, including the calculation of drug dosages, measurement of vital signs, hygienic care, application of standard precautions, and the use of medical terminology.