HADM 311 Professional Nursing Seminar

This seminar encompasses a variety of professional concepts in the nursing profession, with emphasis on the roles of Registered Nurses. Students will explore topics such as Scope of Practice, Professional Standards, Practice Standards, value clarification, legal and ethical issues, the responsibilities of Registered Nurses, application of theory to practice, interprofessional teams, professional associations, and union matters.


Credits: 1


Hours: 22.5 (Seminar/Tutorials: 22.5)


Total Weeks: 15


Successful completion of HSCI 100


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses
- Professional Standards for Registered Nurses
- Practice Standards for Registered Nurses
- Professional responsibilities in relation to the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals
- Value clarification topics may include but are not limited to abortion, dying with dignity, living wills, right to refuse care, organ donation, etc.
- Legal and ethical implications of the nursing profession
- Application of theory to practice
- Interprofessional teamwork in health care
- Current developments in health care, occupational realities, and the related political landscape


Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Articulate personal values, beliefs and assumptions related to the profession of nursing, the delivery of safe and ethical nursing care, and the potential impact of personal attributes on client care
- Identify and describe responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in such roles as collaborator, advocate, leader, educator
- Identify and describe responsibilities of the Registered Nurse with respect to the code of ethics, Practice Standards, Professional Standards, and Scope of Practice.
- Explain professional responsibilities of the Registered Nurse with respect to lifelong learning, continuing competence, reflective practice, and self-care
- Demonstrate the understanding of basic therapeutic communication strategies, especially in situations of conflict, confrontation, or disagreement
- Demonstrate competence and confidence in the ability to seek, locate, and discuss evidence-based research and other scholarly resources

- Value Clarification

- Professional Nursing Concepts

- Application of theory to Practice

- Computer skills


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: NLC's standard University Arts and Sciences minimum passing grade of "D" (50%) is applicable. See below for grade information related to transfer credit.


Other Pertinent Information Relevant to Transfer: HADM 311 does not transfer into UNBC's Northern Baccalaureate Nursing program. Students are encouraged to check final grade requirements for transfer credit into other health or nursing programs as applicable.


Percentage of Individual Work: 65


Percentage of Group Work: 35


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.