Mater./Child,ped.&men.health N (PNU-210)
The focus of this course is the role of the Practical Nurse as a member of a multidisciplinary health team caring for clients and their families in obstetrical, pediatric, and mental health settings. Knowledge and skills are developed that will assist clients to attain self-care requisites, including therapeutic communication, application of growth and development principles, and incorporation of legal and ethical guidelines. Health promotion, maintenance, and restoration are emphasized in clinical experiences with clients and their families. Economic and sociocultural issues that influence the client and family will be discussed. The student will continue to use the nursing process within the self-care framework in providing care to clients during clinical experiences in inpatient and/or ambulatory obstetric, pediatric, and mental health settings. Prerequisites: PNU 191, Elective, GPA 2.5. Co-requisite: PSY 205. 90 lecture hours and 135 clinical lab hours. 9 credit hours (6 theory, 3 clinical lab).