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Practical Nursing - Meadow Lake

Meadow Lake Campus
Sep 28th, 2015 - Apr 28th, 2017 Full-time
Weekdays : 09:00am to 04:00pm

Tuition: $12862.00 (subject to change)
Application Fee of $35.00
Books: $1950.00 (subject to change)
Print Fee: $50.00

This program is full.  Please contact Meadow Lake Campus 306-234-5100 for a waitlist application or other program offerings.

Practical Nursing is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development in providing professional nursing care independently or as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team. You will learn how to: provide professional nursing care to individuals within the context of families and communities; apply the knowledge you derive from the nursing arts and the physiological, psychological, sociological and cultural sciences which are common to all nurses; practice in accordance with the standards of practice and guidelines established by the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN).

Graduates are eligible to write the national licensure examination for registration as Licensed Practical Nurses in Saskatchewan.


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 & 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 & 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

    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.  Your studies will include a discussion of the processes and effects of social stratification.

    Delivery Method: Lecture

  • APHY 262 - Anatomy & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 - 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