PNUR 241 - Professional Practice 4

This course is intended to prepare the learner for the role of the Practical Nurse in caring for clients with acute presentation of illness. Legislation influencing PN practice, specific professional practice issues and ethical practice pertinent to PN practice in acute care environments will be explored. Practice issues that occur across the lifespan will be considered. Collaborative practice with other health care team members and, specifically, the working partnership with RN’s in the acute care setting will be examined.


Hours: 20 (Lecture Hours: 20)


PNUR: 231, PNUR 232, PNUR 233, PNUR 235, PNUR 236


Non-Course Prerequisites:


PNUR 240, PNUR 242, PNUR 243, PNUR 245


Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
Course outcomes will be met through examination and exploration of the following:- Legislation influencing PN practice in acute care environments
- PN professional practice
- PN ethical practice
- Leadership in PN practice
- Interprofessional practice
- Diversity in PN practice
- Cultural humility and cultural advocacy


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be able to:1.   Discuss professional self-regulation and the implication for individual responsibilities and accountabilities of the Practical Nurse in  the acute care practice settings
2.   Demonstrate knowledge of the legislation – including scope of practice, professional standards and practice expectations – as it relates to practice in acute care practice settings
3.   Identify and advocate for the influence of interprofessional collaborative relationships on a quality practice environment in
 the acute care setting.
4.   Demonstrate the ability to access and assess current, relevant, scholarly resources to prepare for caring for clients with 
acute illness
5.   Formulate and articulate a professional practice perspective about cultural humility and cultural advocacy
6.   Discuss the importance of respecting cultural diversity and inclusivity
7.   Apply and analyze ethical decision making to determine strategies for solving ethical dilemmas in nursing practice in acute
care practice settings
8.  Demonstrate self-reflection and reflective journal writing to enhance learning and nursing practice


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 68%


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