PNH101 - Healing Practices for Practical Nurses I

Outline info
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Last review date 2017-07-17 00:15:03.633

Subject Title
Healing Practices for Practical Nurses I

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PNA 100


Topic Outline
During this course the student will study concepts of:

• Health
• Health promotion
• Illness/Disease
• Illness prevention
• Teaching and Learning
• Growth and Development
• Determinants of Health
• Healing (mind, body, spirit)
• Holistic care
• Developmental Theory
• Health maintenance
• Life span
• Client education
• Cultural Diversity


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  (may be used on line or downloaded free of charge)
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO): Best Practice Guidelines ( 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
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)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( 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 Somers