BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-232 - Professional Practice III - 1.50 Credits

PRNS-232 - Professional Practice III - 1.50 Credits

Course Details
This course integrates the concepts from the previous Professional Practice course and introduces learners to practice in the community setting. The role of the Practical Nurse as leader is emphasized in interactions with clients and their families, and other health care providers.
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 233, 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:
  • compare and contrast how legislation, professional standards, code of ethics and practice expectations influences the continuum of care in community mental health care services;

  • identify and explain professional self-regulation and the implication for individual responsibilities and accountability of the Practical Nurse in the continuum of care;

  • explain and evaluate the influence of collaborative and inter-professional relationships on a quality practice environment;

  • consider the roles of other health care providers in determining one’s own professional and inter-professional roles;

  • demonstrate the ability to access and assess current, relevant professional practice resources to prepare for nursing practice in community settings;

  • explain the professional and legal responsibility of respecting cultural safety, diversity, and inclusivity in the community setting;

  • apply and evaluate an ethical decision making process to ethical dilemmas in nursing practice of clients from across the lifespan in community settings;

  • demonstrate self-reflection and reflective journal writing to enhance learning and nursing practice; and

  • explain the importance of self care strategies for nurses.
  • 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-232-01     14 Mar 2025 - 15 May 2025
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-03-14
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-03-28
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-04-11
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-02
    M9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-12
    M1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-05-12
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-15
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-05-15