Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog
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LPN 110 - Fundamentals and Foundations of Practical Nursing


8 Credit(s)

Fundamentals of nursing introduces the student to concepts and theories basic to the art and science of nursing. The role of the practical nurse as a member of the healthcare team is emphasized in this course. Students are introduced to the concepts of comfort measures, assistance with daily living activities, safety, positioning and transporting, asepsis and sterile techniques, communication, teaching/learning, critical thinking, ethical-legal issues, cultural diversity, and the history of nursing. 

This course focuses on the basic nursing care concepts of adult patients. Learners are challenged to use clinical judgment skills guided by established guidelines, competencies, and best practices. Communication, use of clinical judgment, vital signs, body mechanics, aseptic technique, nutrition, and patient safety are emphasized. Medication calculation and administration of medications are practiced.

Concurrent clinical experience is required. The student will perform nursing skills and function within the scope of practice for a practical nurse in various health care settings during clinical practicums. Clinical experiences provide learners the opportunity to apply psychomotor skills, communication, and the systematic problem-solving process (nursing process) to provide safe, quality, patient-centered nursing care for adult patients. Successful completion of all laboratory, theoretical, and clinical components are required to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s):

ENG 101  , AHS 103  , BIO 114  ,BIO 115  
Corequisite(s): LPN 111  , LPN 112  

 



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