Practical Nurse Refresher (PNR)

PNR-2250  Acute and Chronic Nursing Care  (3 Credits)  

A review of nursing care of clients with acute and chronic disorders. A focus on the care of the geriatric client with complex needs, pathophysiology, health data, and nursing management of health priorities. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

PNR-2251  Nursing Care in Specialty Settings  (3 Credits)  

A review of common acute and chronic mental health disorders with a focus on nursing care priorities. The role of the practical nurse in providing nursing care to individuals and families within the community will be explored with a focus on the determinants of health and concepts of holistic care to support health promotion and disease prevention. Course will include a review of the promotion of health during childbearing and childrearing years. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

PNR-2252  Nursing Foundations and Professionalism  (3 Credits)  

A review of the professional role and scope of the practical nurse within the Canadian health care system. Leadership, collaborative practice, legal aspects of care, and ethical decision making will be reviewed. The skill of critical thinking will be explored including the application of the nursing process. An introduction to the Collaborative Partnership Approach to Care model will be included. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

PNR-2253  Nursing Practice - Theory  (3 Credits)  

An exploration of the significant role of the practical nurse in the promotion of workplace safety and patient safety. A review of knowledge and skills related to the fundamentals of health assessment and pharmacology. Communication skills essential to professional nursing practice will be utilized. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

PNR-2254  Nursing Refresher Skills  (3 Credits)  

The application of health assessment and clinical skills commonly used in acute care and complex settings with the lab environment. Emphasis will be on providing safe, competent nursing care. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (3)

Requisite courses: Take PNR-2250 (Required, Previous). Take PNR-2251 (Required, Previous). Take PNR-2252 (Required, Previous). Take PNR-2253 (Required, Previous).

PNR-2270  Comprehensive Practicum  (6 Credits)  

A final comprehensive practicum will allow the student to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes reviewed in the refresher program, under the guidance of a preceptor. The clinical practice will encompass entry level full scope of practice skills in a variety of settings. This course requires 240 hours of work integrated learning. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. Not available for supplemental credit.

Work Integrated Learning (16)

Equivalent to PNR-2270W.

Requisite courses: Take PNR-2250 (Required, Previous). Take PNR-2251 (Required, Previous). Take PNR-2252 (Required, Previous). Take PNR-2253 (Required, Previous). Take PNR-2254 (Required, Previous).