This course is intended to prepare the learner for the role of the practical nurse (PN) in managing 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 explored.
Course code: NURS 4002
Length: 21 hours
PrerequisitesNURS 3006 - Consolidated Practice Experience 3
CorequisitesNURS 4001 - Professional Communication 4; NURS 4003 - Health Promotion 4; NURS 4004 - Variations in Health 4; NURS 4005 - Integrated Nursing Practice 4
* 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.