BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-238 - Integrated Nursing Practice III - 8.00 Credits

PRNS-238 - Integrated Nursing Practice III - 8.00 Credits

Course Details
This course builds on the theory and practice from Level A. Through a variety of approaches (ie. simulation), learners will continue to develop knowledge and practice comprehensive nursing assessment, planning for, and interventions for clients experiencing multiple health challenges.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Access to Practical Nursing Diploma - Level 3
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : PRNS 229,
    Corequisites : PRNS 233, PRNS 237, PRNS 236, PRNS 232,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week.
    Contact Hours: 120
    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 understanding of the Scope of Practice for LPNs, Baseline Competencies for LPNs Professional Practice (2009), Professional Standards of Practice for LPNs (2010), and the Code of Ethics for LPNs (2004) to guide practice;

  • safely and competently perform comprehensive nursing assessment and interventions with clients experiencing mental illness;

  • safely and competently perform comprehensive nursing assessment and interventions with maternal/child clients;

  • safely and competently complete a point of care risk assessment related to infectious diseases;

  • incorporate practice guidelines into decision making;

  • demonstrate critical thinking, clinical judgment and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement and evaluate care of clients across the lifespan;

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

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

  • 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; and

  • identify own learning needs to enhance competence.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Leifer, G. Introduction to maternity & pediatric nursing. Current edition. St. Louis. Mosby Elsevier.
  • 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.
  • Womble, D.M. Introductory mental health nursing. Current edition. Philadelphia. Lippincott.
  • 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 26th, 2013
    Current Course Offerings:
    PRNS-238-01     10 Mar 2025 - 21 May 2025
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-03-10
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-03-10
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-04-28
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-04-28
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-04-30
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-04-30
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-13
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-05-13
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-14
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-05-14
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-20
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-05-20
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-21
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-05-21