BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-222 - Professional Practice A - 3.00 Credits

PRNS-222 - Professional Practice A - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This theory course provides an introduction to the profession of practical nursing (PN). Legislation that informs PN practice within British Columbia will be introduced. The history of nursing and specifically, the evolution of Practical Nursing within the Canadian health care system will be discussed. The philosophy and foundational concepts of the Provincial Practical Nursing Program are explored. The legislation influencing PN practice with clients experiencing chronic illness and those in residential care settings is examined. Specific professional issues such as responsibility, accountability, ethical practice, and leadership relevant to the PN role in residential care will be explored. Critical thinking and decision making specific to the care of the chronically ill and inter-professional practice will also be addressed.
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 228, PRNS 227, PRNS 226, PRNS 225, PRNS 223, 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 how legislation, professional standards, code of ethics, and practice expectations inform nursing practice;

  • identify and discuss professional self-regulation and the implication for individual responsibilities and accountabilities of the Practical Nurse;

  • explain the role and responsibility of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC);

  • describe how the philosophy of caring guides nursing practice;

  • cite some examples of self care strategies for the nurse;

  • discuss the partnership of nursing (Registered Nursing, Registered Psychiatric Nursing, Licensed Practical Nursing);

  • recognize and respect the diversity of other health care roles, responsibilities, and competencies;

  • identify and explain the influence of collaborative and inter-professional relationships on quality practice environments;

  • demonstrate the ability to access and assess current and relevant scholarly resources to prepare for nursing practice;

  • discuss culture and diversity within professional practice;

  • apply ethical decision making principles to case studies;

  • discuss several theories of nursing leadership;

  • explain how legislation, professional standards, the code of ethics and practice expectations influences nursing practice in residential care;

  • discuss professional self-regulation and the implication for individual responsibilities and accountabilities of the Practical Nurse in residential care;

  • identify and apply leadership responsibilities of the Practical Nurse when working with unregulated health care providers;

  • describe the influence of collaborative and inter-professional relationships on a quality practice environment in residential care;

  • access others’ skills and knowledge appropriately through consultation;

  • discuss and explain professional responsibility with respect to the cultural diversity and inclusivity of clients and colleagues in residential care;

  • apply an ethical decision making process to determine actions for ethical dilemmas in nursing practice with clients experiencing chronic illness; and

  • demonstrate self-reflection and reflective journal writing to enhance learning and nursing practice.
  • 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-222-01     20 Sep 2024 - 24 Jan 2025
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-09-20
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-09-26
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-09-26
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-10-11
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-14
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-11-14
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-11-28
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-11-28
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2024-12-12
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2024-12-12
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-03
    W9:00AM - 8:00PM2025-01-15
    W2:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-15
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-23
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-23
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-24