BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-228 - Integrated Nursing Practice A - 12.00 Credits

PRNS-228 - Integrated Nursing Practice A - 12.00 Credits

Course Details
This course emphasizes the art and science of nursing, focusing on the development of nursing care and assessment. Learners will apply nursing knowledge through the practice of clinical decision making, nursing assessments, and nursing interventions aimed at the promotion of health, independence, and comfort. Classroom, laboratory, simulation, and other practice experiences will assist learners to integrate theory from other Access semester courses to provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care for clients.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Access to Practical Nursing Diploma - Level A
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Program Admission, or Permission of Dept. Head
    Corequisites : PRNS 222, PRNS 227, PRNS 226, PRNS 225, PRNS 223, Program Admission, or Permission of Dept. Head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 180
    Student Evaluation
    Simulation/Scenarios S/U, Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. NB. Minimum B grade in the Theory, and a Satisfactory grade in Simulation/Scenarios are 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:
  • demonstrate an understanding of the Scope of Practice for LPNs, Baseline Competencies for LPNs Professional Practice (2009), Professional Standards of Practice for LPNs (2010), Code of Ethics for LPNs (2004) and how these guide the practice of LPNs in complex care settings;

  • safely and competently perform comprehensive nursing assessment and interventions with older adults;

  • demonstrate safe disposal of sharps (e.g. needles, scalpels, intravenous starters, etc.);

  • demonstrate critical thinking, clinical judgment and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement and evaluate care of clients in simulated situations and with older adults;

  • practice in collaboration with older adult clients, the inter-professional healthcare team, peers and faculty;

  • provide a caring environment for older adult clients by connecting, sharing and exploring with them in a collaborative relationship;

  • identify potential sources of violence in residential, and home and community care;

  • provide person-centered care that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to culture and diversity;

  • identify own values, biases, and assumptions as a self-reflective, responsible and accountable practitioner;

  • identify own learning needs to enhance competence; and

  • practice safe medication administration.
  • 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.
  • Lilley, L.L., Harrington, S., & Snyder, J.S. Pharmacology for Canadian health care practice. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • Medical Dictionary (of your choice).
  • Ross-Kerr, J.C. & Wood, M.J. Potter & Perry Canadian fundamentals of nursing. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • Skidmore-Roth, L. Mosby’s nursing drug reference. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • 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-228-01     13 Sep 2024 - 29 Jan 2025
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-09-13
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-09-23
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-09-23
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-01
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-01
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-02
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2024-10-02
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-07
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-07
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-21
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-21
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-28
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-10-28
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-04
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-11-04
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-18
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-11-18
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-25
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-11-25
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-12-02
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-12-02
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-12-09
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-12-09
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-12-16
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-12-16
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-06
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-06
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-13
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-13
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-20
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-20
    M,T,W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-27
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-27