BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-247 - Health Promotion IV - 1.50 Credits

PRNS-247 - Health Promotion IV - 1.50 Credits

Course Details
This course focuses on health promotion in the context of caring for clients experiencing an acute exacerbation of chronic illness or an acute episode of illness. Examination of health promoting strategies during hospitalization to improve or help maintain clients' health status after discharge occurs. Topics also include how to prepare clients for discharge from care through teaching and learning of health promoting strategies.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Access to Practical Nursing Diploma - Level 4
  • Course offered:
  • Summer 2025 (May - August)
  • Prerequisites : PRNS 239,
    Corequisites : PRNS 242, PRNS 248, PRNS 246, PRNS 243,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 24
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. NB. Minimum B- grade is required in this course to progress into further PRNS courses. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • formulate teaching strategies to manage or improve client health;

  • discuss health promotion approaches in acute care settings and in relation to discharge planning;

  • explain utilization of screening tools for early detection of illness;

  • identify and explain which immunizations are important for clients experiencing acute illness;

  • identify culturally sensitive and appropriate health promotion materials;

  • explain the continuum of care;

  • explain the discharge planning process;

  • examine and explore appropriate teaching and learning strategies to prepare clients for discharge; and

  • explain harm reduction strategies for acute care clients at risk.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Lewis, S.L., Heitkemper, M.M., & Dirksen, S.R. Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • Ross-Kerr, J.C. & Wood, M.J. Potter & Perry Canadian fundamentals of nursing. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • Medical Dictionary (of your choice).
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: The NVIT Access to Practical Nursing curriculum materials have been adapted from the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education Practical Nursing Program curriculum. Any total or partial reproduction or changing of this product by any means is prohibited without written permission from NVIT.

    Education Council approved June 26, 2013.
    Current Course Offerings:
    PRNS-247-01     07 Aug 2025 - 17 Oct 2025