BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-236 - Variations in Health III - 3.00 Credits

PRNS-236 - Variations in Health III - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course focuses on the continuum of care and the development of knowledge related to health challenges managed in the community setting. Pathophysiology and nursing care of clients requiring home health care, rehabilitation, and supportive services in the community will be explored. Cultural diversity in healing approaches will be explored as well as the incorporation of evidence- informed research and practice.
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 233,
    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 the use of the DSM IV in classification of mental illness;

  • explain several models of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery;

  • describe physiologic alterations expected in the postpartum client;

  • describe the pathophysiology and nursing management of selected childhood illnesses and disabilities;

  • describe the pathophysiology and nursing management of clients with selected mental illness across the lifespan;

  • explain how cultural diversity impacts health and healing;

  • describe resources for evidence informed research and practice in delivering care in the context of clients accessing care in community settings;

  • discuss the stigma associated with living with mental illness or physical and/or developmental disability; and

  • describe the continuity of care for clients experiencing addictions and/or concurrent disorders.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Leifer, G. Introduction to maternity & pediatric nursing. Current edition. St. Louis. Elsevier.
  • 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-236-01     13 Mar 2025 - 25 Apr 2025
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-03-13
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-03-13
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-04-22
    T1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-04-22
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-04-24
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-04-25