Fundamentals of Practical Nursing

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Students will learn the basic skills necessary to provide safe, competent care of the acute and chronically ill residents in Long Term Care/Nursing Home settings. Focus will be on the care of the elderly. Through lecture, lab simulations, and actual clinical experiences the student will learn basic nursing skills, infection control, safety/emergency procedures, nursing interventions and apply communication/interpersonal skills to promote resident's independence, to respect residents' rights, and to recognize abnormal changes in the resident. Prerequisites: MATH083 or equivalent, BIOL105 or 122, PNUR101, all with a grade of C or better.

Source: Academic Catalog 2011-12