HNR 145 - Practical Nursing Roles & Issu

Course Description

Reviews ethical/legal responsibilities of the LPN. Presents issues and trends related to LPN practice, nursing organizations, continuing education; and licensure. Discusses occupational opportunities and provides information on employment search, job-seeking skills and transition issues. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

HNR 125 with a grade of 2.5 or higher, and HNR 126 with an S, may be taken concurrently

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify ethical and legal standards for the licensed practical nurse.
  • Identify employment opportunities for the licensed practical nurse.
  • Explain basic mental health/illness topics.
  • Identify current issues and trends in health care as they affect the licensed practical nurse.
  • Identify guidelines to prepare for a job interview.
  • Create a professional job search portfolio including a resume, cover letter, and thank you letter.
  • Identify the functions, goals and membership requirements of professional organizations for licensed practical nurses.
  • Analyze his/her own leadership qualities.
Human Dimension:
  • Compare and contrast the attributes of leaders versus managers.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Explain ways nurses can assist patients and families at the end-of-life.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Create a learning plan to prepare for the NCLEX-PN exam.