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2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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PNUR 2012 - Advanced Concepts of Practical Nursing I

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Practical Nursing

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
6 Credit(s)
This course builds on the basic nursing knowledge gained in PNUR 1012  and PNUR 1030 . Emphasis is placed upon content relating to interferences with meeting basic human needs of safety and protection, nutrition and elimination, sensory perception, and oxygenation throughout the life cycle. Focus will be upon utilization of the nursing process. Content includes presentation and study of drug categories that are related to common health problems. The role of the practical nurse in drug administration is emphasized. Principles of therapeutic nutrition are integrated throughout the course. Practical application of this information is achieved through clinical experience at in-patient facilities and various community health venues. UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take PNUR 1012 , PNUR 1030 , BIOL 1730 , BIOL 1101 ;

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOL 1550 , PNUR 2012C  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Perform nursing procedures following the criteria provided on the skill sheets.

Unit tests and & final exam (weeks 2, 5, 6, 7, 8) Clinical evaluation tool including assessment of student’s ability to perform advanced nursing procedures (week 8) College lab evaluation of selected skills (weeks 2, 5, 8)

2. Utilize the nursing process with appropriate application in caring for patients of all ages.*

Unit tests & final exam (weeks 2, 5, 6, 7, 8) Clinical lab paperwork (week 8)

3. Develop therapeutic relationships. *

a. Utilize effective communication techniques.

b. Identify psychosocial stressors, which interfere

with meeting basic human needs.

c. Encourage appropriate relationships between

patients and families.

Unit tests and final exam (weeks 2, 5, 6, 7, 8) Clinical evaluations tool (week 8) Community agency experience and written reports (depends on length & weeks of assigned community rotation)

4. Function as an effective team member. *

a. Use verbal and written communication to

convey pertinent information to other members

of the health care team.

b. Accept guidance

c. Work cooperatively with health team members

Team work in clinical setting when assigned multiple patients (week 8) Clinical evaluations tool (week 8) Ability to demonstrate team leadership qualities with guidance (clinical evaluation (week 8)

5. Demonstrate achievement of the program requirements as listed in the student handbook.*

Clinical evaluations tool (week 8)

6. Apply knowledge, concepts and principles related to care of patients with commonly recurring health problems in: *

a. Oxygenation

b. Nutrition & Elimination

c. Safety & protection

d. Sensory perception

Unit tests & final exams (weeks 2, 5, 6, 7, 8) Clinical evaluations tool (week 8)

7. State legal and ethical responsibilities in relation to drug administration and intravenous therapy. *

Unit exam week 3 Clinical evaluations tool (week 8)

8. Demonstrates knowledge of concepts and principles of administration of medication. *

a. Demonstrate the proper care and storage of


b. Calculate medication dosages and intravenous

rates correctly

c. Prepare drugs correctly for administration by

any routes

d. Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and

principles related to intravenous therapy,

intravenous medication and administration.

e. Administer drugs with supervision

f. Record medicine administration following

agency policy

g. Explain drug actions, safe doses, side effects

and nursing implications as related to the

individual’s needs(Of drugs studied and/or


Unit tests and Final exam (weeks 2, 5, 6, 7, 8) Clinical evaluation tool (week 8

Note: *Indicates mandatory clinical objectives.

Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link




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