• Program: Practical Nursing
  • Course: Nursing Skills II
  • Course #: NURS1261
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course builds upon knowledge presented in Nursing Skills I. Students explore pre/post-op care, dressing changes, drainage tubes, neurological checks, gastric lavage and enteral feedings with medication administration. Practice and evaluation in a skills lab is required for clinical participation. 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:
Identify legal aspects of nursing documentation
Discuss scope of practice for LPNs
Integrate cultural considerations into the nursing process
Integrate cultural considerations into the nursing process
Analyze collected data to identify a patient's health needs
Demonstrate management of enteral tubes
Identify methods to promote bowel elimination
Discuss ethical issues related to enteral feeding
Recognize abnormal findings related to the nursing process
Identify interventions for abnormal findings related to the nursing process
Document nursing actions accurately
Demonstrate critical thinking in making nursing decisions
Demonstrate neurological data collection
Identify process for ear irrigation
Differentiate types of wounds
Discuss wound healing
Perform a dressing change
Describe perioperative care

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details

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