PN1004 Human Growth and Development

40 Hours (30 Hours Didactic, 10 Hours Lab)

The course examines the human life cycle from infancy through old age.  Emphasis will be placed on the psychological development of the human being and the factors influencing placed on the psychological development of the human being and the factors influencing changes that occur during each life stage.  This course will examine the biological, sociological, psychological and other factors that affect human growth and development.  Special emphasis will be placed upon the role of the family and its place in human growth and development, especially as it related to health and wellness.

PN1005 Personal Communication

15 Hours (12 Hours Didactic, 3 Hours Lab)

This course is offered to assist students who are preparing for careers in the practical nursing field.  Students completing this course will explore current issues in the field of vocational nursing, as well as employability skills.  The importance of professional/personal communication will be stressed for both gaining and maintaining professional relationships in the nursing field.

PN1006 Legal Aspects of Practice

15 Hours (15 Didactic)

this course will examine the legal issues confronting nurses in professional practice.  There will be an analysis of ethical implications on legal issues.  Subjects ranging from malpractice, negligence, and patient care will be discussed.  The student will also learn defensive practice strategies and litigation prevention as a part of this course.  This course builds upon and reinforces knowledge and skills introduced in Health Careers Crore.

(FDOE CF: Performance Standards 2, a-m and ;12, a-c;24;a-g)

PN1007 Nutrition

15 Hours (12 Didactic, 3 Lab)

This course is designed to give a practical knowledge of good nutrition as applied to health and disease throughout the life span.  Emphasis is placed on promoting good nutrition and the concept of planning modified diets on the basis of the nutritionally adequate normal diet.

HCC101 Foundations

This Course includes:

HCC101- Basic Health Core

PN1004- Human Growth and Development

PN1005- Personal Communication

PN1006- Legal Aspects of Practive

PN1007- Nutrition

This course provides an overview of the health care delivery system. Content will include health occupations, roles and responsibilities of the health care team, consumer rights, legal and ethical guidelines, communication skills, safety and security procedures, infection control and knowledge of blood borne diseases. This course and lab also includes current nutritional concepts, application to health promotion and disease prevention. Therapeutic diets, resources, cultural diversity and key elements to consider for food serving preparation and storage are taught. The importance of nutrition to the human body and its functions throughout the life cycles is taught. Examination to theories, concepts, and trends related to human life cycle from birth to death. Emphasis will be placed on physical, psychosocial, emotional and cognitive development of the individual, including factors influencing changes that occur during each life stage.