This theory course introduces the profession of Practical Nursing and the BC legislation that informs the practice. The history of nursing and specifically, the evolution of Practical Nursing within the Canadian health care system will be discussed. The philosophy and foundational concepts of the Provincial Practical Nursing Program are explored.
As well, the legislation influencing Practical Nursing practice with clients experiencing chronic illness and those in complex care settings is examined. Specific professional issues such as responsibility, accountability, ethical practice, and leadership relevant to the Practical Nursing role in complex care are explored. Critical thinking and decision making specific to the care of the chronically ill and inter-professional practice will also be addressed.
This class is part of the full-time Access to Practical Nursing Program.
Course code: NURS 2102
Length: 45 hours
PrerequisitesAdmission to the Access to Practical Nursing Program
CorequisitesNURS 2101 - Professional Communication A; NURS 2103 - Health Promotion A; NURS 2104 - Variations in Health A; NURS 2105 - Pharmacology A; NURS 2106 - Integrated Nursing Practice A
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.