PNC 102: Medical-Surgical Practical Nursing I

Credits 3

This theory course expands the knowledge of health promotion of the young, middle and older adult, as well as the adaptation by the client to acute and chronic illnesses. The student will continue to use the nursing process related to common disease conditions incorporating health assessment, basic abnormalities of bodily functions of the disease process, pharmacological and nutritional management of diseases and utilization of spiritual and culturally sensitive nursing interventions to assist selected clients to adapt to alterations in categories of human functioning and health. The selected alterations in categories of human function that will be studied include protection (Integumentary and Endocrine), nutrition and elimination (Gastrointestinal), growth and development (Endocrine), and fluid-gas transport (Cardiovascular and Respiratory).