PNC320 - Practical Nursing Clinical

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Subject Title
Practical Nursing Clinical

Subject Description
Students will apply theoretical concepts in a clinical practice setting. Working with health care professionals and clients they will make a positive contribution to the health and healing of individuals and families.
This course focuses on the analysis and application of theory from all courses in Semester one, semester two and:

  • PNH 301: Healing Practices for the Practical Nurse 3
  • PNR 300: Development of Role of Practical Nurse ? Ethical and Legal Issues
  • PNP 301: Pathophysiology for the Practical Nurse 1
  • PNM 300: Pharmacology

Clinical Practice Setting:

Students will be placed in a variety of healthcare settings for a twelve-week period, 12 hours per week. Hours will vary. Students will provide holistic nursing care for individuals and their families. They will practice in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and within the framework of the College of Nurses? Standards of Practice. Under the direction of the Seneca College clinical supervisor, students will collaborate with agency staff, clients and families to promote health and provide safe and effective nursing care.

Credit Status
One credit in the Practical Nurse Program

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in providing safe and organized basic care for one or more patients with multiple health/self-care needs.
  2. Communicate effectively with the client and health care team to promote the health and safety of the patient.
  3. Use therapeutic communication to explore the lived experience of the client and to collaborate with the client to establish a plan of care.
  4. Utilize analysis of the patient’s lived experience and relevant knowledge from a variety of sources to guide the assessment, planning and implementation of care as well as health promotion and client teaching.
  5. Evaluate all intervention outcomes and client interactions to modify the plan of care as required.
  6. Promote the client’s rights and responsibilities (including dignity, consent, privacy and confidentiality) ethically and legally.
  7. Practice in a self-regulated, professional and ethical manner in compliance with the standards of the CNO and practice setting.
College of Nurses Of Ontario Competencies covered:
1, 2, 3, 4,5, 6, 7a, 7b, 10, 14,  17, 18, 19,20,21,  23, 26, 27a, 27b, 28a, 28b, 28c, 28d, 28f, 31a, 31b, 31c, 31d, 31e, 32,  33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45a, 45b, 47, 48, 49, 52, 54, 55,59, 60, 62, 63, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 79, 81, 82, 83, 89, 95. 98, 100, 103, 104, 106a, 106b, 106c, 110a, 110b, 111, 113a, 113b, 113c, 113d, 113e, 113f, 115, 117a, 117b,

Cheating and Plagiarism
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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.