Concepts of Practical Nursing in the Care of Patients with Complex Conditions

PCCUA Course
PNP 212
ACTS Course
8 hours
12 hours


This course builds on nursing theory with a focus on adults with complex needs. The course presents content and clinical judgment used by the Practical Nurse when caring for and managing patients with complex medical-surgical healthcare needs to provide safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients. The course integrates management, ethical, and legal responsibilities of the Practical Nurse and builds on the nursing process, cultural diversity, and communication when interacting with patients and members of the interprofessional team. Other program concepts such as evidence-based care, teamwork/collaboration, and information technology are also applied to this patient population 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.