PNUR 231 - Professional Practice 3

This course integrates the concepts from previous professional practice courses and introduces learners to practice in the community. The role of the Practical Nurse as leader is emphasized in interactions with clients and their families, and other health care providers.


Hours: 20 (Lecture Hours: 20)


Total Weeks: 8


Successful completion of all Level 2 courses and Consolidated Practice Experience 2


Non-Course Prerequisites:


PNUR 230: Professional Communication 3
PNUR 232: Health Promotion 3
PNUR 233: Variations in Health 3
PNUR 235: Integrated Nursing Practice 3


Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
Course Outcomes will be met through examination and exploration of the following:
    - Legislation influencing PN practice in the context of community care
    - PN Professional Practice
    - PN Ethical Practice
    - Leadership in PN Practice
    - Interprofessional practice
    - Diversity in PN practice
    - Cultural Safety
    - Self-care


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1.   Compare and contrast how legislation, professional standards, code of ethics and practice expectations influence the continuum of care in community mental health care services
2.   Identify and explain professional self-regulation and the implication for individual responsibilities and accountability of the Practical Nurse in the continuum of care
3.   Explain and evaluate the influence of interprofessional collaborative relationships on a quality practice environment
4.   Consider the roles of other health care providers in determining one’s own professional and interprofessional roles
5.   Demonstrate the ability to access and assess current, relevant professional practice resources to prepare for nursing practice in community settings
6.   Explain the professional and legal responsibility of fostering community partnerships, ensuring cultural safety, and inclusivity.
7.   Apply and evaluate ethical decision making to ethical dilemmas in nursing practice of clients from across the lifespan in community settings
8.   Demonstrate self-reflection and reflective journal writing to enhance learning and nursing practice
9.  Explain the importance of self-care strategies for nurses


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.