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PN Certificate Course Descriptions

PNC 101 - Practical Nursing I - 12 Credits

Students are introduced to the role of the practical nurse in the health care setting. This course concentrates on the fundamental skills and principles necessary to provide basic nursing care. Students are introduced to the critical components of the nursing program: Emphasis is placed on developing assessment skills; recognizing own caring behaviors, developing cultural self-awareness, and beginning the process of developing critical thinking skills. Clinical experience with adults in a non-acute setting and nursing skills lab complement the classroom teaching. This is the First course of a three-course sequence.

Pre-requisites: SSI 35 - 122 General Psychology; SSI 35 - 209 Human Growth and Development

Co-requisites: Introduction to the Human Body I (SCI 101) Or Anatomy & Physiology I (SCI 201)

Program Clock Hours:
- Classroom 7 hours/week
- Lab 3 hours/week
- Clinical 14 hours/week

Total Course Credits: 12

PNC 102 - Practical Nursing II - 12 Credits

This course emphasizes the role of the Practical Nurse in the health care delivery system. Students care for adults with uncomplicated medical/surgical disorders. Emphasis is placed on the unique aspects of caring for the older adult. Drug and diet therapies are integrated. Stages of growth and development for the adult and older adult are explored. Basic mental health concepts are introduced. Students learn to distinguish caring behaviors among professionals, recognize culturally sensitive nursing care and use the nursing process to problem-solve. Adult and geriatric clients in acute and long-term clinical setting are utilized. Clinical and nursing skills lab components are designed to correlate with classroom instruction. This is the second course of a three-course sequence.

Pre-requisites: PNC 101 Introduction to Practical Nursing and SCI 101 Human Body I (or Anatomy and Physiology I)

Co-requisites: SCI 102 Human Body II (or Anatomy and Physiology II)

Program Clock Hours:
- Classroom 7 hours/week
- Lab 3 hours/week
- Clinical 14 hours/week

Total Course Credits: 12

Policies:
Attendance: The policy regarding class and lab attendance is found in the Roxbury Community College Nursing Student Handbook.
Academic Honesty: The policy regarding academic honesty is found in the Roxbury Community College Nursing Student Handbook.

PNC 103 - Practical Nursing III - 9 Credits

This course prepares students for entry into the health care delivery system. Emphasis is placed on integrating clinical skills and developing qualities of leadership and responsibility. Students care for medically stable adult clients with complex medical-surgical disorders and for groups of residents in a long-term care facility. Drug and diet therapies are incorporated into the course. Basic concepts of maternity and pediatric nursing are introduced. Students practice caring behaviors, implement culturally sensitive nursing care, and apply the nursing process to clinical situations. The clinical component is designed to correlate with classroom instruction. This is the third course of a three-course sequence.

Pre-requisites:
- PNC 102 Practical Nursing II
- SCI 102 Human Body II (or SCI 104 Biology II or SCI 202 Anat & Phys II)

Program Clock Hours:
- Classroom: 9 hours/week (average)
- Clinical: 24 hours/week

Total Course Credits: 9