Vocational Nursing (LVN)
Course Level Objectives

 

VOCN 160 Foundations of Nursing Practice Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will:

  1. Provide basic nursing skills according to the Mastery Performance Criteria format.
  2. Demonstrate the role of the vocational nurse as a member of the health care team.
  3. Participate in development of patient care plans based on the nursing process.
  4. Demonstrate basic communication skills in relating to patients, families, and other members of the health care team.
  5. Identify basic problems related to disease processes and promote health maintenance through prevention of accident, injury, and spread of infection.
  6. Demonstrate math mastery for safe administration of medications.

 

VOCN 161 Nursing of Adults Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the vocational nursing role in legal, ethical and professional trends.
  2. Perform skills and the application of the nursing process with assigned adult patients with increasing independence in acute care settings.
  3. Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills in working with groups of patients in family education situations and crisis states.
  4. Identify major health problems of adults with emphasis upon musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, respiratory, endocrine, genitourinary, circulatory, sensory, integumentary, and immune problems.
  5. Administer medications to assigned adult patients in the medical and surgical clinical areas.

 

VOCN 162 Nursing of Adults and Children Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of vocational nursing practice as defined by the Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians.
  2. Demonstrate team leading skills with emphasis on implementation of the nursing process by planning, directing and evaluating care of a team of nurses in a long term care setting.
  3. Demonstrate communication skills in working with the health care team in the management of staff assignment, physician orders, and shift report.
  4. Identify addictive disorders which affect adults and children.
  5. Identify major health problems of adults and children with emphasis upon neurological, reproductive, bedside emergencies, pediatric problems, and obstetrical problems.
  6. Administer medications to assigned pediatric/adult patients with common medical-surgical problems.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the nursing principles for providing care to the maternity and newborn patient.

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