Mar 25, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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PNUR 2050 - Professionalism & Trends in Practical Nursing

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Practical Nursing

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
1 Credit(s)
This course is designed to prepare the student for the role transition from student to graduate/practicing nurse. Topics include a study of th history and future of nursing; legal, ethical, and political responsibilities and issues; the role of the Board of Nursing; nursing organizations; and job seeking skills. Strategies for coping with conflict and stress as a new graduate will be explored. Roles and responsibilities of the practical nurse are discussed. Students will prepare for th licensure exam by completing the required paperwork and taking a practice examination. UG
1 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take PNUR 2012  

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent Course(s): Take PNUR 2032 , BIOL 1550 .

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech Communication Speech VALUE Rubric (week 7)
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy Information Literacy VALUE Rubric (week 7)
Quantitative Literacy  


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

1. Describe the history of nursing and the development of practical nursing.

Discussion Board (week 1) Quiz (week 1-2) Midterm Exam (week 4)

2. Discuss the present status of nursing and the social and political issues occurring in nursing and health care today.

Discussion Board (week 2) Quiz (1-2) Midterm Exam (week 4) Presentation (week 7)
3. Discuss the purpose of a code of ethics. Midterm Exam (week 4)

4. Identify the various nursing organizations, the major purpose of each, membership, and services.

Discussion (week 3) Midterm Exam (week 4)
5. Identify and discuss the legal aspects of nursing. Discussion Board (week 2, 5, 6) Quiz (week 2-3) Midterm Exam (week 4) Presentation (week 7)

6. Describe the Ohio Board of Nursing, its functions, its history.

Canvas-based Assignment (week 7-8) Quiz (week 2-3) Midterm Exam (week 4) Presentation (week 7)
7. Discuss the various aspects of nursing liability. Quiz (week 5) Midterm Exam (week 4) Presentation (week 7)

8. Describe the leadership role of the practical nurse in today’s health care settings.

Discussion Board (week 4) Midterm Exam (week 4) Quiz (week 5) Final exam (week 8) Presentation (week 7)

9. Identify strategies for successful leadership. and professionalism

Discussion Board (week 4,5) Midterm Exam (week 4) Quiz (week 5) Presentation (week 7) Final Exam (week 8)

10. Investigate employment opportunities and employer expectations.

Presentation (week 7) Quiz (week 5) Job-related Documents Assignment (week 5- 6)

11. Develop a letter of application, resume, and a letter of resignation

Job-related Documents Assignment (week 5- 6)

12. Identify the steps required for application for licensure and maintaining licensure.

Presentation (week 7) Successful licensure application (week 6- 7)

13. Demonstrate ability to incorporate computer skills into professional practice.

HESI Test (week 10) Final Exam (week 8) Presentations (week 7) Resume Assignment (week 5- 6)


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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