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Practical Nursing

Battlefords Campus
Feb 6th, 2017 - Dec 14th, 2018
Weekdays : 08:30am to 03:30pm

Meadow Lake Campus
Application deadline has passed, please contact us.

One time Application Fee of $35.00
Tuition: $8400.00 (subject to change)
Books: $2000.00 (subject to change)
Print Fee: $50.00
Other: $50.00  Professional Fee

Applications accepted  for Battlefords program from February 25th - May 25, 2016.

Preference may be given to residents in the College region.

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are in demand across Canada. There are more job opportunities now than ever before, and more chances to create a career that suits your interests. This two-year Practical Nursing diploma program, offered in cooperation with Saskatchewan Polytechnic, will set you on the road to an exciting future in nursing.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 with a minimum overall average of 65% in the following five subjects: English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30*, one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30 and one of Social Studies 30, History 30 or Native Studies 30
  • English Language Requirement

Note

  • Accepted applicants will be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check upon admission into the program. At the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check. The cost of the Criminal Record Check is your responsibility.
  • Proof of current Standard First Aid and CPR Health Care Provider 'C' AED or equivalent is required prior to entry into the clinical practicum.
  • Proof of current Transferring, Lifting and Repositioning (TLR) certification is required prior to entry into the clinical practicum.
  • Please indicate on your application form whether you are applying to the on-campus or online program.

*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted:

  • any 30 level math

Admission Method 

High Demand

High-demand programs consistently have more applicants than spaces available. High-demand programs have admission requirements plus additional selection criteria. The application period for the Battlefords Campus Practical Nursing Program is February 25 – May 25, 2016.  All supporting documentation is to be submittedwith the application during the application period. The next Practical Nursing Program will start at our Battlefords Campus in February of 2017.

  • Phase I for High School Graduates: The admission average is calculated from the final marks in courses required for admission to the program.
  • Phase I for Current High School Students: The admission average is calculated from final marks provided by February 28(29). Conditional admission may be granted on this basis. Current high school students must order transcripts to be sent directly to Saskatchewan Polytechnic at the end of Semester 1 and the end of Semester 2 of the grade 12 year. The final grade 12 mark will be used where the course is completed. The final grade 11 mark will be used only in the absence of the grade 12 mark in the same subject.
  • Additional points will be awarded for specific relevant Saskatchewan Polytechnic courses.

Important Note
If a specific relevant Saskatchewan Polytechnic course is used to meet an admission requirement, it will not be re-used under selection criteria for additional points.


Courses

  • APHY 162 - Anatomy & Physiology 1

    You will study the human body, how it is constructed and how it functions to maintain homeostasis. You will focus on the interaction between the structures of the body cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. The course content includes levels of organization of the human body, cells, tissues, integument and the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. You will apply your theoretical knowledge in practical setting by performing dissections of specimens as part of the mandatory lab component.

     

     

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 163 - Personal and Professional Relationships 1

    You will explore the concept of self in relation to others. You will develop basic therapeutic communication skills. Through reflection and understanding your nature, you will experience awareness, personal growth and development of critical thinking skills. You will also explore verbal, nonverbal, written and technological communication.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 171 - Health and Healing 1

    You will be introduced to the concept of health as it applies to yourself and others, within a caring holistic context. You will explore the concept of primary healthcare and discuss health services delivery and determinants. You will examine health promotion activities and explore community resources.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 172 - Health Challenges 1

    Your studies will focus on the concepts of holistic nursing care related to specific health challenges of the older adult. You will discuss the concepts related to growth and development of the adult and older adult, and examine the concept of polypharmacy in the older adult. You will also discuss the introductory concepts of microbiology and selected specific microorganisms. You will explore the chain of infection and learn about emerging infections in Canadian communities.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 175 - Nursing Arts 1

    You will study the development of basic nursing competencies that support health promotion and illness prevention. Your clinical experience will focus on developing your understanding of the concerns of the older adult and the support they require in order to remain independent members of the community.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PRAC 162 - Practicum 1

    You will have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in holistic nursing care of individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living in the context of partnership with the client.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SOCI 160 - Sociology 1

    In this course you will learn about the process of socialization, and discuss how culture affects the totality of our lives. You will examine social deviance and social control and look at the social dynamics of racial, ethnic, and minority groups in our society. The processes and effects of social stratification will be discussed.

     

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • APHY 262 - Anatomy and Physiology 2

    You will study the human body, how it is constructed and how it functions to maintain homeostasis. The course builds on the information you learned in APHY 162 (Anatomy and Physiology 1). You will focus on the study of systems involved with integration, control, absorption, excretion and reproduction. You will apply your theoretical knowledge in practical setting by performing dissections of specimens as part of the mandatory lab component.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 238 - Nursing Arts 2

    You will focus on the development and application of nursing competencies associated with rehabilitative and supportive care of the adult. Your experiential learning will emphasize caring for individuals with chronic health challenges.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 240 - Personal and Professional Relationships 2

    You will focus on therapeutic relationships with an emphasis on caring, advocacy and diversity. You will explore trends and issues in nursing. You will discuss the scope of professional practice for the practical nurse.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 291 - Health and Healing 2

    You will focus on rehabilitative and supportive care within an interdisciplinary team. You will explore palliative and rehabilitative nursing with an emphasis on valuing client self-determination, environmental influences, and holistic wellness. You will also examine mental health nursing and explore the mental health services available in Saskatchewan.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 293 - Health Challenges 2

    Your studies will focus on the concepts of holistic nursing care related to specific health challenges of the adult. Using the primary health care approach, you will explore acute and chronic health challenges specific to various body systems.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PHAR 160 - Introductory Pharmacology

    You will study the basic concepts of pharmacology and related nursing responsibilities in the context of patient safety. Your studies will focus on medication classifications, preparations, as well as medication interactions in the human body. You will receive information about Canadian laws pertaining to medications. You will study and research selected medication classifications in depth. You will examine patient safety principles at the systems level and the practitioner level.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PHAR 264 - Administration of Medications

    You will focus on the administration of medications throughout the lifespan in the context of systems and patient safety. Your studies will include aspects of the metric system essential for the calculation of medication dosages for adults and children. You will explore the principles concerning safe administration of medications and learn how to prepare and safely administer medications via the enteral, percutaneous and parenteral (subcutaneous, intramuscular and intradermal) routes.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • PRAC 260 - Practicum 2

    You will have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in holistic nursing care of individuals requiring rehabilitative and/or supportive nursing care with the client as a partner.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 241 - Nursing Arts 3

    You will focus on developing and applying nursing competencies associated with curative and restorative care across the lifespan. You will develop the beginning competencies necessary to assist childbearing families and children achieve health. Your experiential learning will emphasize caring for individuals with acute health challenges.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 243 - Personal and Professional Relationships 3

    You will reflect upon the professional roles, responsibilities and relationships of the practical nurse, within the context of your own evolving nursing experience and your role as a team member.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 292 - Health and Healing 3

    You will focus on fundamental nursing concepts related to the curative and restorative care of children and adolescents. You will discuss family-centered perinatal nursing and the new family. You will also discuss growth and development from infancy to adolescence. You will explore the concepts of teaching and learning, and client education.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 294 - Health Challenges 3

    Your studies will focus on the concepts of holistic nursing care related to specific health challenges of the perioperative client. You will study specific types of surgical treatment and post-operative nursing care, applying concepts of patient safety. Using the primary health care approach, you will explore the concepts of holistic nursing care related to health challenges of the adult. You will discuss specific challenges to learning.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SOCI 260 - Sociology 2

    This course examines changing family patterns in Canada, and analyzes how social factors influence family relationships. You will examine topics such as the functions and roles of families, changing definitions of the family, the development of intimate relationships, parenthood and child raising, how paid and unpaid work affect family life, divorce, and family violence.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • NURS 295 - Nursing Transitions 4

    You will integrate theory into your practice while providing holistic nursing care to individuals requiring curative and restorative nursing care. You will concentrate on the transition from the role of student to graduate practical nurse. You will be introduced to the leadership role in the health care system and the concept of patient safety from a systems approach. You will explore inter-professional collaboration in a health care team context. Your studies will also focus on intravenous therapy, including the administration of intravenous medications, the use of intermittent access devices and the initiation of intravenous lines.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • SOCI 261 - Sociology 3

    You will further explore the concepts of sociology by focusing on respectful interactions when caring for clients of all cultures. Emphasis will be given to providing culturally respectful care to clients of Aboriginal ancestry across the lifespan. Diversity within the Aboriginal culture will be explored.

     

    Delivery Method: Lecture