BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-233 - Professional Communication III - 1.50 Credits

PRNS-233 - Professional Communication III - 1.50 Credits

Course Details
This course focuses on specific professional communication skills used with clients and care providers, across the lifespan, requiring care in the community.
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 232, PRNS 238, PRNS 237, PRNS 236,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 20
    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:
  • explain approaches to communicate with the inter-professional team to ensure the continuity of care;

  • effectively facilitate discussion and interactions among team members in a simulated environment;

  • facilitate a collaborative problem-solving and decision-making process;

  • participate and be respectful of all members’ participation in collaborative decision making;

  • describe strategies for managing inter-professional conflict;

  • discuss specific communication strategies and approaches relative to clients with mental illnesses;

  • identify communication indicators that may indicate when an individual may be at risk for self harm or harm to others;

  • identify communication strategies to de-escalate a volatile situation;

  • discuss the communication skills required for effective collaboration with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health care professionals, traditional medicine peoples/healers in the provision of effective health care for First Nation, Inuit, and MĂ©tis clients, families, and communities;

  • describe specific communication strategies and approaches relative to clients with developmental disabilities; and

  • describe communication strategies to build positive relationships with children.
  • 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.
  • 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 26, 2013.
    Current Course Offerings:
    PRNS-233-01     12 Mar 2025 - 08 May 2025
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-03-12
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-03-12
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-03-26
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-03-26
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-04-04
    F1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-04-04
    W,TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-07
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM2025-05-07