BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-223 - Professional Communication A - 3.00 Credits

PRNS-223 - Professional Communication A - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides learners with the foundational knowledge for caring and professional communication in nursing. It uses an experiential and self-reflective approach to develop self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills in the context of safe, competent and collaborative nursing practice. Communication theory, the nurse-client relationship, therapeutic communication, cross-cultural communication, effective teamwork and learning and teaching concepts will be covered. The learner is provided with an opportunity to develop professional communication skills with clients requiring end-of-life care.
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 228, PRNS 227, PRNS 226, PRNS 225, Program Admission, or Permission of Dept. Head.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    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:
  • describe fundamental elements involved in the communication process;

  • demonstrate awareness of self and understanding of self-concept;

  • identify concepts and nursing actions that promote listening skills (restating, reflecting, clarifying, summarizing and empathy);

  • identify and demonstrate therapeutic communication;

  • describe communication barriers to therapeutic communication;

  • identify characteristics of helping relationships including the family as a client;

  • identify differences in multi-cultural communication as they relate to the nurse-client relationship;

  • demonstrate culturally competent communication with Aboriginal and Indigenous clients, families and peers (First Nation, Inuit and M├ętis);

  • participate effectively in groups;

  • identify effective group behaviours and development;

  • demonstrate giving feedback effectively to peers, instructors and team-members;

  • receive feedback effectively from peers, instructors, preceptors, team-members, families and clients;

  • demonstrate principles of assertiveness to confidently express differences, using appropriate language (saying no); and

  • collaborate with team members to create trusting professional relationships.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Anderson, M.A. Nursing leadership, management, and professional practice for the LPN/LVN. Current edition. Philadelphia. F.A. Davis.
  • Ross-Kerr, J.C. & Wood, M.J. Potter & Perry Canadian fundamentals of nursing. 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-223-01     17 Sep 2024 - 10 Jan 2025
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-09-17
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-09-17
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-09-25
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-08
    F1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-11-08
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-13
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-02
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-02
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-08
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-09
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-09
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-10