Course Abstract Details

XNURS-223, Issues in Practical Nursing

Credits: 1

Course Description

NURS-223, Issues in Practical Nursing, focuses on the effective transition from student to licensed practical nurse. Emphasis is on the responsibilities associated with licensure, ethical and legal issues, employment strategies, continuing professional growth, and leadership and management principles. Prerequisite: NURS-211. Corequisite: NURS-222. Fifteen hours lecture each term. One credit. One billable hour. Offered Summer semester only. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

Course Objectives and Grading Information


1. Discuss legal and ethical standards of practical nursing that apply to the client systems that are retaining, attaining, and/or maintaining the goal of system stability. (TSLO PN7; GE7)

2. Examine one?s own behaviors, attitudes, and values that may influence effective transition from student to licensed practical nurse. (TSLO PN8; GE6; GE7)

3. Demonstrate professional employment strategies appropriate to practical nursing. (TSLO PN9; GE7)

4. Identify opportunities for continuing education and membership in practical nursing organizations. (TSLO PN10; GE7)

5. Discuss delegation of care of the client system with common recurring health problems to unlicensed health care personnel. (TSLO PN11)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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