Your studies will focus on the nursing competencies that support health
promotion and illness prevention. You will review the skills required to
maintain a safe environment, use health care, nursing, and medical
terminology and assist the adult client with mobility, nutritional needs,
elimination needs, respiratory needs and personal care. You will also review the five vital signs (TPR, B/P and pain) and learn how to administer
medications via the enteral, percutaneous, parenteral and intravenous routes. You will study intravenous therapy (including the administration of blood and blood products). The course includes a lab component where you will practice and perform your skills (including medication administration, peripheral intravenous initiation and physical assessment skills).
Prerequisites: Nursing Specialties for Practical Nurse Re-entry, Nursing Specialties for Practical Nurse Re-entry (NRSG 218)
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