PNH101 - Healing Practices for Practical Nurses I

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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.


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