BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-243 - Professional Communication IV - 1.50 Credits

PRNS-243 - Professional Communication IV - 1.50 Credits

Course Details
The focus of this course is on the advancement of professional communication within the acute care setting caring for clients across the lifespan. The practice of collaboration with health care team members and clients will be further developed.
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 248, PRNS 247, PRNS 246, PRNS 242,
    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:
  • identify and articulate when collaboration is required in a changing client situation;

  • describe approaches to co-create a climate for shared leadership and collaborative practice;

  • identify elements of respect team ethics, including confidentiality, resource allocation, and professionalism;

  • explain how to promote and facilitate group cohesiveness by contributing to the purposes and goals of the team;

  • describe how to reinforce information given to clients by other health-care professionals;

  • describe how to establish therapeutic relationships within the acute care setting;

  • identify components that demonstrate a commitment to engage in dialogue and relationship building with First Nation, Inuit and M├ętis peoples, cultures and health practices;

  • identify how to effectively provide client and family with emotional support in acute care setting;

  • identify and use appropriate conflict resolution / mediation strategies through simulation; and

  • identify opportunities and strategies for teaching and learning / sharing knowledge and providing constructive feedback to unregulated care providers, novices, and other learners.
  • 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-243-01     13 Aug 2025 - 15 Oct 2025