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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Anatomy and Physiology

An introduction to the structure and function of the body in its normal, healthy state. It serves as the basis for understanding pathophysiology and altered body states caused by illness. Students examine individual body organ systems, their components and processes, and how they interrelate.

Hours: 45
Course Code: ANAT-1000

Communication in Health Care

Students explore a variety of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies that can be applied in the health care workplaces including empathy, confidentiality, and interview techniques to meet the needs of clients.

Hours: 45
Course Code: COMM-1150

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Students attain skills on how to prevent a potential crisis from occuring and how to intervene in a crisis situation. Students are introduced to and practice physical skills to use when managing disruptive behaviours.

Hours: 16
Course Code: NCPR-1006

Palliative Care Workshop

The goal of the Palliative Care Workshop is to provide students with evidence-based theories on grief and loss and death and dying thereby enabling students' to recognize the needs of all patients with progressive illnesses, implement quality palliative care and improve the care and treatment for dying patients. Students will apply their knowledge of grief and loss to create effective nursing care plans for patients and include their family members in the process offering information on grief counselling as needed. Also, students will be aware of their own need for grief counselling and seek help for stress and burnout.

Hours: 12
Course Code: NCPR-1007

Gentle Persuasive Approach

The Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) is an innovative dementia care curriculum based on a person-centered care approach. GPA also includes respectful self-protective and gentle redirection technique for use in situations of risk. Designed for interdisciplinary point of care staff across a variety of sectors, GPA is delivered in an evidence-based, interactive session.

Hours: 8
Course Code: NCPR-1008

Transferring Lifting Repositioning (tlr)

Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR) Program is an injury prevention program designed to promote healthy lifestyles and safe work practices for anyone associated with moving people and/or objects. TLR improves how individuals prepare for and accomplish their work and decreases the frequency and severity of lost time related to musculoskeletal injuries.

Hours: 16
Course Code: NCPR-1010

Fundamentals of Nursing I

Students are introduced to caring for clients in a professional and holistic manner within the scope of a Practical Nurse. Students in explore nursing strategies that promote client participation in all aspects of their plan of care.

Hours: 60
Course Code: NURS-1000

Fundamental Nursing Skills Lab

Students acquire personal care skills aimed at maintaining and promoting client comfort, safety, and independence. Students develop competence and confidence in the application of client care skills by practicing the skills in a nursing lab simulating a client care unit.

Hours: 30
Course Code: NURS-1010

Health Assessment

Students gain the knowledge and skills required for comprehensive health assessment. Students develop health history inteviewing skills and physical examination techniques. Emphasis is placed on identifying normal assessment findings.

Hours: 45
Course Code: NURS-1020

Community Nursing

Students are introduced to the role of the community health nurse who works with families, communities, and populations. The framework of population health, primary health care and the determinants of health will be discussed.

Hours: 30
Course Code: NURS-1025

Chronic Disease Processes and Therapeutics

An introduction to chronic illnesses and the nursing care required. Students identify how chronic conditions affect an individual's ability to meet own needs and perform activities of daily living.

Hours: 60
Course Code: NURS-1030

Fundamentals of Nursing II

Students gain knowledge needed to provide safe and effective care to clients in a long-term care setting. Students develop competence and confidence in clinical skills in a nursing lab that simulates a client-care nursing unit.

Hours: 60
Course Code: NURS-1100

Fundamentals of Nursing III

Students gain the knowledge needed to provide safe and effective care to clients in an acute care setting. Students develop competence and confidence in client care skills prior to entering the acute care setting.

Hours: 50
Course Code: NURS-2000

Maternity and Pediatric Nursing

Students examine family-centered care in maternal and pediatric nursing. Students gain knowledge in maternal, newborn, and pediatric nursing, highlighting normal and abnormal conditions.

Hours: 60
Course Code: NURS-2005

Mental Health Nursing

Students explore mental health illnesses that are common to clients admitted to an acute care and community settings. Students are introduced to the practical nurse's role in the care of clients with mental health conditions.

Hours: 30
Course Code: NURS-2010

Leadership in Nursing

Students explore leadership styles and develop their leadership skills as a Practical Nurse. Students examine how nursing research relates to the practical nurse role.

Hours: 36
Course Code: NURS-2020

Acute Disease Processes and Therapeutics I

An overview of cancer and acute disorders of the lower respiratory, cardiovascular, female reproductive, musculoskeletal, neurological systems and the related nursing care. Students learn how these acute conditions affect the individual's ability to meet needs and perform activities of daily living.

Hours: 60
Course Code: NURS-2030

Acute Disease Processes and Therapeutics II

Students learn acute disorders of the upper respiratory, gastrointestinal, male reproductive, integumentary, immune, sensory, neurological systems, and the related nursing care. Students learn how these acute conditions affect the individual's ability to meet needs and perform activities of daily living. They perform related acute care nursing skills of venipuncture, initiation of peripheral IV therapy, initiation of blood transfusion and IV medications.

Hours: 84
Course Code: NURS-2035

Nutrition

An introduction to nutritional requirements of the human body. Students explore various therapeutic diets and feeding techniques.

Hours: 30
Course Code: NUTR-1100

Introduction to Pharmacology

An introduction to basic pharmacological principles as well as major classifications of drugs, their uses, actions, adverse reactions, special considerations and relevant assessment activities. Client safety issues and relevant client education points are highlighted.

Hours: 60
Course Code: PHAR-1100

Community Nursing Clinical

Students observe the role of community nursing in a variety of settings available to clients in the community. Students experience the role of the home care nurse and home support worker. Students apply knowledge and skills in the community and home care settings.

Hours: 32
Course Code: PRAC-1010

Long Term Care Clinical I

Students are introduced to the role of the practical nurse in a long-term care setting. Students develop an appreciation for the challenges and needs resulting from the physiological and psychological changes of aging. Students provide nursing care that assists clients to meet unmet needs in a manner that enhances the dignity and self-esteem of the individual.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-1015

Long Term Care Clinical II

Students are introduced to the role of the practical nurse in a long-term care setting. Students develop an appreciation for the challenges and needs resulting from the physiological and psychological changes of aging. Students provide nursing care that assists clients to meet unmet needs in a manner that enhances the dignity and self-esteem of the individual.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-1020

Maternal Childcare Clinical

Students observe family-centered care and participate in the nursing care of mother-baby, infants, children and families in a variety of settings. These areas may include a maternity unit, a pediatric unit, and a community setting.

Hours: 64
Course Code: PRAC-2060

Medication Administration Clinical

Students demonstrate the ability to administer medications at a beginning level by a variey of routes, with the exception of IV medications, to clients whose health care needs are considered stable.

Hours: 50
Course Code: PRAC-2062

Acute Care Clinical I

Students apply knowledge and critical thinking skills when caring for clients in mental health care settings. Students have the opportunity to implement appropriate nusing interventions with clients who have mental health disorders.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-2065

Acute Care Clinical II

Students apply knowledge and critical thinking skills when caring for clients in an acute care setting. Students have the opportunity to implement appropriate nusing interventions with clients who undergoing surgical procedures.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-2070

Acute Care Clinical III

Students apply knowledge and critical thinking skills when caring for clients in an acute care setting. Students have the opportunity to implement appropriate nursing interventions with clients who have acute medical or surgical conditions. They work with health care professionals while making a positive contribution to the health of individuals and families.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-2075

Acute Care Clinical IV

Students apply knowledge and critical thinking skills when caring for clients in an acute care setting. Students have the opportunity to implement appropriate nusing interventions with clients who have acute medical conditions.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-2080

Practical Nursing Practicum

Students perform the duties of an entry-to-practice practical nurse in a safe, ethical, and effective manner. Students are encouraged to integrate lifelong learning into their development as a professional practical nurse.

Hours: 160
Course Code: PRAC-2090

Normal Growth and Development

Students develop an understanding of normal growth and development across the lifespan. Students explore factors that influence growth and development and the theories that support normal growth and development.

Hours: 30
Course Code: PSYC-1025