Concepts of Practical Nursing in the Care of Patients with Acute, Stable Conditions

PCCUA Course
PNP 112
ACTS Course
8 hours
12 hours


This course builds on previously learned concepts and nursing skills, and provides for the acquisition and application of nursing theory when providing safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients experiencing various acute, stable conditions. The course integrates management, ethical, and legal responsibilities of the Practical Nurse. The course focuses on adults and children with medical-surgical conditions, as well as the childbearing family. This course builds on the concepts of clinical judgment, communication, and interprofessional collaboration and teamwork. Other program concepts such as evidence-based care and information technology are also addressed while providing restoration, promotion, and maintenance of physical and mental health and prevention of illness. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and in a variety of clinical settings.