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Practical Nursing Professional Growth 1

Course Code PNUR-103
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the professional practical nurse role.  The course will discuss core concepts that represent the values and image of the nurse, the role of the practical nurse, and the evolution of that role. It will also explore the legal parameters of the practical nurse role, scope of practice, and the impact of diversity, culture and social justice in the practice of the developing nurse. Personal and professional therapeutic communication skills will be developed and applied as necessary for the practical nurse role.  Learning activities will include mini-lectures, small group discussion and case study analysis, videos, on-line learning activities, use of College of Nurses of Ontario website, the use of “E-Centennial”, an information technology method offered through Centennial College.