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Practical Nursing

Program courses

What you'll study

Build foundational skills as a Practical Nurse and set yourself up for entry into a rewarding career focused on health and wellness.

Term 1

This term provides the foundation for the development of nursing practice and will introduce you to the health care of adults.

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 17
PNUR 114 Professional Practice 1 2
PNUR 115 Professional Communication 1 2
PNUR 116 Variations in Health 1 3
PNUR 117 Health Promotion 1 2
PNUR 118 Integrated Nursing Practice 1 4
PNUR 119 Pharmacology 1 2
PNUR 181 Consolidated Practice Experience 1 2

Term 2

In the second term of your program you will explore nursing care of older adults and concepts related to aging and chronic illness.

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 18
PNUR 124 Professional Practice 2 1
PNUR 125 Professional Communication 2 2
PNUR 126 Variations in Health 2 3
PNUR 127 Health Promotion 2 2
PNUR 128 Integrated Nursing Practice 2 5
PNUR 129 Pharmacology 2 2
PNUR 182 Consolidated Practice Experience 2 3

Term 3

The third term examines a continuum of care in the community and focuses on nursing care as it relates to maternal/child health issues as well as mental health and addictions.

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 14
PNUR 134 Professional Practice 3 1
PNUR 135 Professional Communication 3 1
PNUR 136 Variations in Health 3 3
PNUR 137 Health Promotion 3 3
PNUR 138 Integrated Nursing Practice 3 4
PNUR 183 Consolidated Practice Experience 3 2

Term 4

In this final term you will integrate knowledge from previous learning as you examine concepts related to nursing in the acute care setting. The clinical practicum provides you with the opportunity to care for acutely ill clients in the hospital setting.

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 17
PNUR 144 Professional Practice 4 2
PNUR 145 Professional Communication 4 2
PNUR 146 Variations in Health 4 3
PNUR 147 Health Promotion 4 2
PNUR 148 Integrated Nursing Practice 4 5
PNUR 184 Consolidated Practice Experience 4 3

Preceptorship

This final preceptorship experience will provide you with an opportunity to provide nursing care within the realities of the workplace, and become practice ready. You will work under the immediate supervision of a single, fully qualified and experienced LPN within the context of a collaborative learning environment as a participating team member.

Course Course Name Credits
Total Credits 5
PNUR 185 Transition to Preceptorship 2
PNUR 186 Preceptorship 3
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