BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-242 - Professional Practice IV - 1.50 Credits

PRNS-242 - Professional Practice IV - 1.50 Credits

Course Details
This course prepares learners for the role of the Practical Nurse (PN) 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 Registered Nurses in the acute care setting will be examined.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Access to Practical Nursing Diploma - Level 4
  • Course offered:
  • Summer 2025 (May - August)
  • Prerequisites : PRNS 239,
    Corequisites : PRNS 248, PRNS 247, PRNS 246, PRNS 243,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 20
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100% NB. Minimum B- grade is required in this course to progress into further PRNS courses. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • discuss professional self-regulation and the implication for individual responsibilities and accountabilities of the Practical Nurse in the acute care practice settings;

  • demonstrate knowledge of the legislation – including scope of practice, professional standards and practice expectations – as they relate to practice in acute care practice settings;

  • identify and justify the influence of collaborative and inter-professional relationships on a quality practice environment in the acute care setting especially as it relates to the clients in this environment;

  • demonstrate the ability to access and assess current, relevant, scholarly resources to prepare for caring for clients with acute illness;

  • discuss the importance of respecting cultural diversity and inclusivity;

  • apply and analyze an ethical decision making process to determine strategies for solutions for ethical dilemmas in nursing practice in acute care practice settings; and

  • demonstrate self-reflection and reflective journal writing to enhance learning and nursing practice.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Anderson, M.A. Nursing leadership, management, and professional practice for the LPN/LVN. Current edition. Philadelphia. F.A. Davis.
  • Ross-Kerr, J.C. & Wood, M.J. Potter & Perry Canadian fundamentals of nursing. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: The NVIT Access to Practical Nursing curriculum materials have been adapted from the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education Practical Nursing Program curriculum. Any total or partial reproduction or changing of this product by any means is prohibited without written permission from NVIT.
    Current Course Offerings:
    PRNS-242-01     15 Aug 2025 - 10 Oct 2025
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-08-15
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-09-12
    TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-10-09
    TH1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-10-09