Mar 25, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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PNUR 2032 - Advanced Concept of Practical Nursing II

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Practical Nursing

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
6 Credit(s)
This course is a continuation of content begun in PNUR 1012 , PNUR 1030 , and PNUR 2012 . Content is designed to prepare a student to care for individuals of all ages. Emphasis is placed upon content relating to interferences with meeting basic human needs of safety and protection, nutrition and elimination, sexuality, 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. Patient care experiences include local nursing homes and the obstetrics and gynecology unit in a local hospital. There is a capstone preceptorship experience at the end of the semester. Evening hours may occur during the clinical rotation. UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take PNUR 2012  

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take PNUR 2032C  

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take PNUR 2050 , BIOL 1550 .

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 listed on the skill sheets. *

Clinical lab evaluation (week 8) Preceptor evaluation (week 8)

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

Unit tests and final exam (weeks 3, 5, 6, 8) Clinical evaluations assessing student’s ability to safely meet the basic human needs throughout the life span (week 8) Preceptor evaluation (week 8)

3. Develop therapeutic relationships. *

a. Utilize effective communication techniques.

b. Identify psychosocial stressors that interfere

with meeting basic human needs.

c. Recognize and encourage patients’ and/or

families participation

Clinical evaluation (week 8) Preceptor evaluation (week 8)

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.

Clinical lab evaluations (week 8) Preceptor evaluation (week 8)

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

Clinical lab evaluations (week 8)

6. Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and principles related to care of patients with commonly

recurring health problems in: *

a. Safety and protection

b. Nutrition and Elimination

c. Sexuality

d. Oxygenation

Unit tests and final exams (weeks 3, 5, 6, 8) Clinical lab evaluations (week 8) Preceptor evaluation (week 8)

7. Administer medications following safety and legal guidelines: *

a. Demonstrate knowledge of assigned


b. Demonstrate the proper care and storage of


c. Calculate medication dosages correctly.

d. Administer drugs with supervision.

e. Record medicine administration following

agency policy.

f. (Of drugs studied and/or assigned) Explain

drug actions, safe doses, side effects, and

nursing implication as related to the

individual’s needs.

g. State legal and ethical responsibilities in

relation to drug administration.

Unit tests and final exam (weeks 3, 5, 6, 8) Clinical evaluation (week 8)Preceptor evaluation (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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