THE M6 PRACTICAL NURSE COURSE
The purpose of the Practical Nurse Course is to prepare qualified Army Medical
Department enlisted personnel to provide basic practical nursing care in a variety of
settings during peacetime and mobilization. Students are expected to achieve entry-
level practical nursing competencies for medical-surgical nursing, obstetrics, newborn,
and pediatric nursing. Students are also introduced to the role and functions of the
Department of the Army practical nurse as a soldier and noncommissioned officer.
TERMINAL LEARNING COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of the Practical Nurse Course, the soldier will have been trained
in a variety of skills in many different subject areas. This learning experience can be
summed up in several terminal learning course objectives that the soldier will meet upon
completion of the course. The Practical Nurse Course graduate will do the following.
a. Phase I.
(1) Identify principles of basic-level anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and
(2) Perform basic-level pharmacological calculations.
(3) Identify basic principles of field nursing.
b. Phase II.
(1) Administer safe and effective beginning-level practical nursing care in a
variety of health care settings during peacetime and war.
(2) Demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge of drug therapy into
(3) Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in the health
(4) Display the ability to function effectively as a team member and team