Practical Nursing Lec/Lab (PRNC)
This laboratory and clinical course provides the student with basic knowledge and clinical skills of the practical nurse. The focus is on basic patient care principles in delivering resident care as a member of the healthcare team. Content includes, but is not limited to, communication, nutrition, physical comfort and safety functions, personal patient care, and infection control. Special emphasis is placed on care of the geriatric resident in the long-term care setting.
This nursing transition course integrates a review of basic knowledge and clinical skills with an introduction to the more advanced skills, knowledge, and clinical reasoning of the practical nurse. Students will explore nursing history, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and basic pharmacological concepts and principles related to the safe administration of therapeutic agents by nurses to patients of all ages. The course is designed to facilitate the students’ understanding of the mechanisms of drug actions and provide a safe approach to drug administration.
This course includes theory, laboratory, and clinical hours focused on the foundations of practical nursing. In compliance with the Florida Department of Education curriculum frameworks, this course meets the mandates for healthcare workers (Health Science Core). Students will experience online, virtual, classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments.
This course introduces students to patient care skills and advanced pharmacological concepts and principles related to the safe administration of therapeutic agents to patients of all ages. In the clinical and lab components, students perform basic and advanced nursing care and skills in acute and long-term care. Throughout the course, students apply pharmacologic concepts and principles related to the safe administration of therapeutic agents to patients of all ages and focus on the mechanisms of drug actions, principles of patient assessment with medications, and safe drug administration.
This course integrates previous healthcare knowledge and skills into the role development of the professional nurse through the utilization of nursing concepts. Major content focuses on the interrelations among organ systems and the relationship of each organ system to homeostasis. Students will apply nursing concepts to exemplars providing the opportunity to develop clinical judgment and reasoning in nursing care for diverse patients and their families across the lifespan. Content includes complex surgical patients.
This course adapts nursing concepts and the nursing process to the care of complex medical patients, maternal and newborn nursing, and pediatrics. Students will participate in clinical experiences, simulation, and lab skills.
This intravenous (IV) therapy course includes theory, lab, and clinical simulation for the licensed practical nurse (LPN). According to Florida Statutes, the course must be followed by supervised clinical practice in IV therapy. Verification of clinical competence shall be the responsibility of each institution employing a LPN based on institutional protocol. Such verification shall be given through a signed statement of a Florida licensed registered nurse. [F.A.C.64B9-12.005 Competency and Knowledge Requirements Necessary to Qualify the LPN to Administer IV Therapy Rulemaking Authority 464.006 FS. Law Implemented 464.003(19)].
This leadership and management course presents application of the nursing process and nursing concepts to caring for diverse patients in a variety of situations and settings. Content includes the principles of leadership and management for transitioning into the role of a licensed practical nurse. This course includes lecture, simulation, and clinical experiences.