PNH401 - Healing Practices for the Practical Nurse IV

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Subject Title
Healing Practices for the Practical Nurse IV

Subject Description
This course continues from PNH301 and explores the nursing practices and interventions that support health and enhance healing for clients and families experiencing various health challenges. 
 

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

  1. Develop a therapeutic relationship with clients across the lifespan respecting individual rights, beliefs, and unique needs.
  2. Utilize a theory based approach to all aspects of nursing care.
  3. Collaborate with clients to perform a holistic assessment demonstrating nursing knowledge and understanding of client needs.
  4. Use evidence informed literature to develop and prioritize a plan of care with emphasis on specific health challenges.
  5. Use clinical knowledge and judgement to recognize and respond to changes in client status.
  6. Create teaching plans to enhance client health and wellness.
  7. Share relevant information to the inter professional team through written and verbal communication to enhance care and to support individual client needs.
  8. Utilize the nursing process with specific health challenges to develop and implement collaborative plans of care for clients and families.
 

CNO: ETP: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 42, 49, 50, 52, 54, 72, 73

 
College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO):  Entry To Practice (ETP) Competencies
 
  1. Develops a therapeutic relationship with clients
  2. Identifies client’s health care needs in a caring environment that facilitates achieving mutually agreed health outcomes.
  3. Collaborates with clients across the lifespan to perform a holistic nursing assessment.
  4. Demonstrates knowledge in critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  5. Uses a theory-based approach.
  6. Demonstrates knowledge in nursing, health and social sciences.    
Promotes clients’ rights and responsibilities by: a) Obtaining client consent prior to initiating nursing care.
 Protecting clients’ rights by respecting confidentiality, privacy, dignity and self-determination as part of the plan of care.
  Reviews literature and collaborates 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.
 Encourages clients to draw upon their strengths and to identify appropriate resources within the community.
 Develops a plan to incorporate critical thinking and problem-solving skills into all aspects of care.
 Formulates clinical judgements that are consistent with clients’ needs and priorities by responding to changing situations that affect client’s health and safety.
 Selects communication techniques that are appropriate for the client’s circumstances needs.
 Identifies potential health problems or issues and their consequences for clients.
 In collaboration with the inter-professional health care team refines and expands client assessment information by: (a) Using initial assessment findings to focus on additional and more detailed assessments.
 Analyzing and interpreting data from client assessments.
Questioning and offering suggestions regarding approaches to care.
 Seeking information from relevant nursing research, expert and the literature.
 Developing a range of possible alternatives and approaches to care.
 Establishing priorities of nursing care.
 Identifying expected outcomes.
 Incorporating health teaching strategies into care.
Collaborates with the inter-professional health care team in developing a client’s plan of care.
 Maintains clear, concise, accurate and timely records of client’s care
 Implements identified health teaching strategies into client’s learning.
 Considers the determinants of health into all aspects of care. 
  Evaluates and refines critical thinking and problem-solving skills in all aspects of nursing care.
 Modifies plan of care according to one’s knowledge, skill and judgment.
  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.
 

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)
All Module 3 PN subjects.

Co-requisites
PNP401

Topic Outline

  • Mental Health Challenges
  • Oncological Health Challenges
  • Gastrointestinal Health Challenges
  • Genitourinary Health Challenges
  • Integument Health Challenges

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

This course is offered weekly in a variety of teaching modalities. A variety of teaching methods will be used, including, but not limited to: discussion, seminars, independent and group work, lecture, computers and simulations. Select classes may be facilitated via Blackboard in an online format.

Prescribed Texts
Kozier, B. J., Erb, G., Berman, A. J., Snyder, S., Raffin Bouchal, D. S., Hirst, S. P., Yiu, L., Stamler, L., & Buck, M. (2013). Fundamentals of Canadian nursing. (3rd Cdn. ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson. (Packaged with Canadian Neighbourhood & MyNursingLab) 

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.

Lilley, L. L., Harrington, S., & Snyder, J.S. (2011). Pharmacology for Canadian health care practice (3rd Cdn. Ed). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. 

Netting, S. M. (2014). Chapter 57: Problems of Mental Health in Lippincott manual of nursing practice (10th Ed.).  Philadelphia: Lippicott. (Provided as a photocopied chapter on BlackBoard).

Reference Material
Carpenito L. J. (2012). Nursing diagnosis: Application to clinical practice. (14th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott,
           Wolters Kluwer.  

Jarvis, C. (2014). Physical examination and health assessment. (2nd Cdn. ed.). Toronto, ON: Saunders.  

Pagana, K. D.,  Pagana, T. J., & MacDonald, S.  (2013). Mosby’s Canadian manual of diagnostic and laboratory tests. (1st Cdn. ed.). Toronto, ON: Elsevier. 

Tortora, G.J. (2015). Introduction to the human body: Binder ready version. (10th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley     
           & Sons. 

VanMeter, K.C., & Huber, R.J. (2014). Gould’s pathophysiology for the health professions (5th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

In addition, selected readings from relevant text, journals, reprint and electronic materials will assigned
Audio-video resources will also be required.

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

In Class Concept Test 1 10%
In Class Concept Test 2 10%
Case Study Analysis Assignment or Quizzes or Simulation 5%
Midterm 30%
Nursing Care Plan 10%
Final Comprehensive Exam 35%
Total 100%

Simulation: Students in assigned groups will be assessed weekly. A weekly grade is posted online, with feedback provided during simulation class. One grade is posted weekly for the team, not individually. Students who miss the simulation class will be given a zero for that week. At the discretion of the professor, individual grades may be assigned. 

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".

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.

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)


Approved by: Lisa Somers