PNUR 121 - Professional Practice 2

This course examines the legislation influencing Practical Nursing practice with clients experiencing chronic illness and those in residential care settings. Specific professional issues such as responsibility, accountability, ethical practice, and leadership relevant to the Practical Nursing role in residential care will be explored. Critical thinking and decision making specific to the care of clients with chronic health challenges and interprofessional practice will also be addressed.


Hours: 20 (Lecture Hours: 20)


Total Weeks: 10


Successful completion of all Level 1 courses and Consolidated Practice Experience 1


Non-Course Prerequisites:


PNUR 120: Professional Communication 2
PNUR 122: Health Promotion 2
PNUR 123: Variations in Health 2
PNUR 124: Pharmacology 2
PNUR 125: Integrated Nursing Practice 2     


Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
Course outcomes will be met through examination and exploration of the following:
    - Legislation influencing PN practice with chronic illness and residential care
    - Adult Guardianship
    - Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
    - Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act
    - Professional practice
    - Ethical practice
    - Leadership in PN practice
    - Interprofessional practice
    - Diversity in PN practice
    - Cultural Competency


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1.   Explain how legislation, professional standards, the code of ethics and practice expectations influence nursing practice in residential care
2.   Discuss professional self-regulation and the implication for individual responsibilities and accountabilities of the Practical Nurse in residential care
3.   Identify leadership responsibilities of the Practical Nurse when working with unregulated health care providers
4.   Define the nursing care delivery models used in health care
5.   Describe the influence of Interprofessional collaborative relationships on a quality practice environment in residential care
6.   Describe approaches to access others’ skills and knowledge appropriately through consultation
7.   Demonstrate the ability to access and assess current, relevant, scholarly resources
8.   Discuss and explain professional responsibility in terms of the cultural diversity and inclusivity of clients, including cultural competency and trauma-informed care with aging populations.
9.   Apply ethical decision making to determine actions for ethical dilemmas in nursing practice with clients experiencing chronic illness
10. Demonstrate self-reflection and reflective journal writing to enhance learning and nursing practice


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 68%


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Percentage of Group Work: 0


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