PNH101 - Healing Practices for Practical Nurses I

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Last revision date 2017-11-19 19:20:47.311
Last review date 2017-11-19 19:20:47.313


Subject Title
Healing Practices for Practical Nurses I

Subject Description
The course provides the foundation for understanding the well client from infant to older adult. PNH101 begins with concepts of health and illness in the context of social determinants of health and outlines the major components of health for each stage of growth and development. Emphasis will be on anticipated transitions, health promotion and relevant nursing considerations. Recognition of diversity in regards to age, gender, race and culture is given. 

Credit Status
Successful completion of this required course provides one credit towards the Practical Nursing Diploma.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify the assessment information of healthy clients across the lifespan – from infancy to older adult, in a collaborative and holistic manner.
  2. Use theory based approaches to identify expected growth and development patterns and diversity across the life span.
  3. Identify the impact of determinants of health on the client and how they incorporate into all aspects of care. 
  4. Demonstrate the use of professional nursing resources, including literature, assessment tools, and techniques, that support nursing interventions.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of therapeutic communication and techniques that reflect an understanding of client and family need.
  6. Identify and apply principles of teaching and learning that will enhance client and family learning in order to achieve optimal health outcomes. 
  7. Describe relevant health promotion topics for each developmental stage across the lifespan.
  8. Discuss concepts of loss, grief, death and dying across the lifespan.
 
CNO Entry to Practice Competencies (identified in subject outline and weekly course objectives)
 
Develops a therapeutic relationship with clients.
Identifies clients’ health care needs in a caring environment that facilitates achieving mutually agreed health outcomes.
Collaborates with client across the lifespan to perform a holistic nursing assessment.
Uses a theory-based approach.
Demonstrates knowledge in nursing, health, and social sciences.
Reviews literature and collaborate with colleagues and other resources in selecting assessment tools or techniques.
Demonstrates knowledge of therapeutic communication.
In collaboration with the client, identifies appropriate health teaching strategies that will enhance the client’s learning.
Demonstrates knowledge of the determinants of health.
Selects communication techniques that are appropriate for the client’s circumstances needs.
Implements identified health teaching strategies into client’s learning.
Considers the determinants of health into all aspects of care.
 Establishes and maintains a caring environment that supports clients in achieving optimal health outcomes, goals to manage illness or a peaceful death.
Demonstrates behaviours that contribute to an effective and therapeutic nurse-client relationship.
 Engages in relational practice through a variety of approaches that demonstrates caring behaviours appropriate for clients.
 Demonstrates a professional presence and models professional behaviour.

 

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
Pre-requisite:
PNR100

Co-requisite:
PNA 100

 

Topic Outline


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

1. Identify the assessment information of healthy clients across the lifespan – from infancy to older adult, in a collaborative and holistic manner.

2. Use theory based approaches to identify expected growth and development patterns and diversity across the life span.

3. Identify the impact of determinants of health on the client and how they incorporate into all aspects of care.

4. Demonstrate the use of professional nursing resources, including literature, assessment tools, and techniques, that support nursing interventions.

5. Demonstrate knowledge of therapeutic communication and techniques that reflect an understanding of client and family need.

6. Identify and apply principles of teaching and learning that will enhance client and family learning in order to achieve optimal health outcomes.

7. Describe relevant health promotion topics for each developmental stage across the lifespan.

8. Discuss concepts of loss, grief, death and dying across the lifespan.

 



 

Mode of Instruction
4 hours per week x 14 weeks = 56 hours

A variety of teaching methods are used including (but not limited to): facilitated cooperative learning groups, discussion, seminar, lecture, simulation/role play, e-learning and independent study.

 

Prescribed Texts
Kozier, B., Erb, G., Berman, A., Snyder, S., Buck, M., Yiu, L., Stamler, L. (2014). Fundamentals of Canadian nursing: concepts, process, and practice (3rd Canadian ed). Toronto: Pearson.
       (Packaged with Canadian Neighbourhood & MyNursingLab)
 
Leifer, G. (2015). Introduction to maternity and pediatric nursing (7th ed.).  St. Louis, MO: Saunders.  
Lewis, S. L., McLean Heitkemper, M., Ruff Dirksen, S., Barry, M. A., Goldsworthy, S., & Goodridge, D. (2014). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada. (3rd Cdn. Ed.). Toronto, ON: Elsevier.
College of Nurses of Ontario. (2009). Standards & guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.cno.org/learn-about-standards-guidelines/publications-list/standards-and-guidelines/  (may be used on line or downloaded free of charge)
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO): Best Practice Guidelines (http://rnao.ca/bpg) website (selected documents to be identified by Professor, available for free download)

 

Reference Material
Carpenito-Moyet, L. J. (2012). Nursing diagnosis: Application to clinical practice. (14th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Wolters Kluwer.
Health Canada website http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php
 
Tortora, G.J. (2015). Introduction to the human body: Binder ready version. (10th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 


In addition, selected readings from relevant texts, journals, reprint and electronic materials will be assigned.

Students must provide their own materials for presentations and assignments

 

Required Supplies

 

Promotion Policy
A minimum “C” grade is required for one credit toward the Practical Nursing Diploma.

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.



 

Modes of Evaluation

Term Paper 15%
Concept Test #1 12.5%
MidTerm Exam 25%
Concept Test #2 12.5%
Final Comprehensive  Exam 35%
Total 100%


The professor determines which in-class activities are appropriate for each class. This may include such things as individual presentations, in-class writing and quizzes.

Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. Failure to produce documentation within the timeframe will result in a grade of zero in the missed evaluation. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

Students must attain a minimum overall mark of 60% in order to pass this subject.  Failure to meet the above will result in a grade of "F".

Expected English Competencies:

Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding that all written work must demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
  •     writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
  •     spelling and punctuation are correct
  •     appropriate vocabulary used
  •     sentences are structured correctly
  •     work to flow logically through supporting statements
  •     work to be arranged in correct format (i.e. reports, essays)

Safe Assign:

Students are required to submit assignments through Safe Assign. Safe Assign compares submitted assignments against existing sources to identify areas of overlap. You can only submit your assignment once through Safe Assign. Students may also be required to submit a hard copy of the assignment. The process of submitting assignments will be discussed in class.

Late Assignments:

Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the dates specified. Begin your assignments early in anticipation of unforeseen problems that may arise in your work or personal life. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor immediately, prior to when your assignment is due, so an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments are subject to a penalty of 10% per week and will not be accepted beyond two weeks after the assignments due date.
 

Approved by: Lisa Harfield