PNE 162 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                       Date:  January 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Practical Nursing


Course Number and Title:           PNE 162, Nursing in Health Changes II


Credit Hours:                       Hours/Wk Lecture:             Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb:   



I.              Catalog Description:         Continues the focus on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions.  Lecture 4-6 hours. Laboratory 12-21 hours. Total 18-25 hours per week. 


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: 


This course is designed to teach Practical Nursing students the disease processes and nursing care for the adult patient.  The curricula objectives are incorporated into the content throughout this course.


III.           Required background: 


Each student must have successfully completed the first semester of the Practical Nursing Program which includes the following courses:  PNE 161, 173, STD 100, ENG 111, HLT 130, HLT 141, BIO 141, BIO 142


Course Content:


A.               Hematologic and Lymphatic Problems

B.               Fluids and Electrolytes

C.               Endocrine Problems

D.               Neurologic Problems, Cerebrovascular Accidents, Head and Spinal Cord Injuries

E.               Musculoskeletal Problems

F.                Resources for Sharing Information

G.               Assisting the  Inactive Patient

H.               Promoting Proper Nutrition

I.                  Proper Elimination

J.                Tissue Healing and Death and Dying


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:

VI.  Evaluation

A.   Be able to incorporate the basic concepts of human nature, health and society and the relevance related to nursing care.

B.   Be able to utilize the nursing process throughout the course with a patient and the ability to identify signs and symptoms, nursing interventions, medications, and potential complications.

C.   Be able to incorporate selected disease processes through patient teaching and discharge planning throughout the course.

D.   Understand basic concepts and principles of content areas.

Students will be assessed by some combination of quizzes, tests, papers, exams, or special projects as determined by faculty.  All students must successfully complete the clinical portion of the course in order to pass.


All students must also complete a weekly pathophysiology report.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.



         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Information Literacy

Personal Development

Quantitative Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning