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PRNS-248 - Integrated Nursing Practice IV - 12.00 Credits

PRNS-248 - Integrated Nursing Practice IV - 12.00 Credits

Course Details
This course emphasizes the development of nursing skills aimed at promoting health and healing with individuals experiencing acute health challenges across the lifespan. A variety of approaches (e.g., simulation) will help learners build on theory and practice from Levels A and III to integrate new knowledge and skills relevant to the acute care setting.
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 247, PRNS 246, PRNS 243,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 180
    Student Evaluation
    Simulation/Scenarios S/U Assignments 50-70% Final 30- 50% TOTAL100% 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:
  • apply the Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Baseline Competencies for LPNs Professional Practice (2009), Professional Standards of Practice for LPNs (2010), the Code of Ethics for LPNs (2004) and how these guide the practice of LPNs in acute care settings;

  • perform comprehensive nursing assessment and interventions with clients experiencing acute illness;

  • apply critical thinking, clinical judgment and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement and evaluate care of clients experiencing acute illness;

  • 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:
  • 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-248-01     11 Aug 2025 - 30 Oct 2025
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-08-11
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-08-11
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-08-20
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-08-20
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-08-25
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-08-25
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-09-08
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-09-08
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-09-10
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-09-10
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-09-15
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-09-15
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-09-17
    W2:00PM - 4:00PM2025-09-17
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-09-22
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-09-22
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-09-24
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-09-24
    M9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-09-29
    M1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-09-29
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-01
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-10-01
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-06
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-10-06
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-08
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-10-08
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-14
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-10-14
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-20
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-10-20
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-22
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-10-22
    TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-23
    F1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-10-24
    M,T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-27
    M,T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-10-27
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-29
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-10-29
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-30