• Program: Practical Nursing
  • Course: Nursing Skills I
  • Course #: NURS1161
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

The Nursing Skills I course builds a foundation of skills and knowledge for the practical nurse. Topics covered will include the head to toe data collection, airway management, sterile technique, pain management and genitourinary procedures. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate accurate head to toe assessment
Acquire a framework for the nursing process within the scope of the practical nurse
Apply nursing interventions to deviations in health from baseline
Facilitate respiratory assistive techniques
Perform procedures using sterile technique
Integrate principles of pain management
Demonstrate professional behavior using therapeutic communication techniques

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Admission into the practical nursing program
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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