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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1206Professional Communication in Nursing
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This course builds on the previous registered nurses' knowledge and experience about the essential elements of professional communication from a socio-cultural nursing perspective.  Strategies and techniques, considering socio-cultural context and unique communication needs across the lifespan, are applied.   The course also includes an overview of Canadian Indigenous people's history and culture and the residual effects of colonialism on Indigenous people. This history provides an understanding of building nurse/client communication, therapeutic relationships, and culturally sensitive care.

NRSG-1012Registered Nurse Practice
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This course builds on the knowledge and experience of previously registered nurses about nursing in the Canadian context, including a review of Canada’s health care system, the role of policy and politics in health, foundational nursing practice, and informatics that are relevant to the practice of nursing in today’s health care.  Also examined the nurse's role in meeting Indigenous Canadians' health and well-being needs.  This course will also examine the differentiation regarding regulatory bodies' roles and responsibilities, professional nursing associations, and unions in Canada and the nursing practice’s legal and ethical concepts.

NRSG-1013Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing
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This course builds on previously registered nurses' knowledge and experience about mental health nursing fundamentals in Canada.  Students will recognize the effects of mental health challenges and assess the bio-psychosocial, environmental, spiritual, cultural, and economic influences that affect those experiencing mental health issues.  Utilizing the Nursing Process approach, students will apply these concepts and theories in the assessment, planning, and strategizing nursing interventions and treatments based on the individual and family's lived experience

NRSG-1014Fundamentals of Maternal/Newborn Nursing
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This course builds on previously registered nurses' knowledge and experience about maternal/newborn nursing fundamentals in Canada. Students will focus on competency-based theory and processes inherent in maternal/newborn nursing to learn to assess and plan care for childbearing families during pregnancy, labour, delivery, and early parenthood. Students will apply health promotion principles, prevention, holistic assessment, primary health care, and the social determinants of health in their course work.

NRSG-1015Fundamentals of Pediatric Nursing
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This course builds on previously registered nurses' knowledge and experience about pediatric nursing fundamentals in Canada. The learner will apply their knowledge of pediatric clients and their families in inpatient, outpatient and community settings. Students will focus on competency-based theory and processes inherent in pediatric nursing. Assessment and planning care for children in the stages of growth and development, and their families is the focus of the course. Students will apply health promotion principles, prevention, holistic assessment, primary health care, and the social determinants of health in their course work.

NRSG-1016Nursing Management of Acute Conditions
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This course builds on previously registered nurses' knowledge and experience about nursing care of adults experiencing acute health status changes. This course will review basic theory/concepts of medical/surgical nursing, diagnostic tests and common treatments. Client-centred care, differences across the lifespan, and the effects of sudden illness or injury on individuals and their significant others are examined. The role of the nurse is examined in assisting clients and families to engage in health promotion, prevention and management of acute health conditions. Using exemplars of common acute alterations in health status, students will apply the nursing process.

NRSG-1017Nursing Management of Chronic Conditions
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This course builds on previously registered nurses' knowledge and experience about the nursing care of the adult experiencing changes in health status due to chronic illness/conditions. This course will review basic theory/concepts of medical/surgical nursing, diagnostic tests and common treatments in the management of chronic illness/condition. The effects of chronic illness on individuals and their significant others are explored. Through the use of exemplars of common chronic illness conditions, the emphasis is placed on the use of holistic nursing, and the relational role of the nurse in assisting clients and families to promote health, manage chronic health conditions and prevent complications.

NRSG-1018Community Health Nursing
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This course builds on previously registered nurses' knowledge and experience about the concepts, processes, and best practices associated with community health nursing in Canada. The course examines the determinants of health and strategies associated with health promotion, disease prevention, population health, epidemiology, environmental health, emergency preparedness and global health. This course considers the relational aspects of nursing practice within the individual, family, and community. Students will also explore the role of the community health nurse working with diverse and vulnerable populations, including clients across the life span. Emphasis is also placed on the nurse’s role in the concepts and principles of teaching and learning.

NRSG-1019Fundamentals of Gerontology
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This course builds on previously registered nurses' knowledge and experience in gerontology nursing throughout the health care system. It presents a review of the physical, social, cognitive, spiritual changes and unique health care needs of the older adult. Health promotion and disease management approach to assist the older adult in achieving wellness across the health continuum are described. Mental health, loss, grief, death and palliative care related to older adults are discussed. The focus is on assisting older adults achieve and maintain optimum health and independence for as much as is possible, given their circumstances and individual health status.

NRSG-1021Pharmacology for Nurses
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This course builds on previously registered nurses' knowledge and experience about the basic concepts and principles of pharmacology, and the nurse's role in the safe administration of drug therapies. The major classifications of drugs, encompassing best practice guidelines and medications commonly used in Canada, will be reviewed. Content focuses on drug indications, contraindications, side effects, adverse effects and interactions. Safe drug administration procedures and patient teaching are emphasized through the nursing process framework. Issues arising from prescribed and non- prescribed drug usage in contemporary society are also explored.

NRSG-2004Holistic Health Assessment and Skills
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This course builds on the nurses' knowledge and experience about nursing skills and health assessment across the lifespan. Throughout this course, students will have an opportunity to engage in the application of theoretical background and evidenced based rationale for common nursing skills and health assessment. Students will apply various assessments and skills that can be utilized in different settings, practice professional communication, and apply principles of reporting and documentation.   

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NRSG-2005Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgement in Nursing
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This course builds on the knowledge and experience of previously registered nurses in relation to the application of critical thinking and clinical decision-making process in caring for patients across the lifespan.  This course will emphasize the use of case-based simulated learning.  Students will integrate and apply their knowledge of foundational nursing concepts and theories, legal and ethical principles, and evidence-based practice to enhance critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, and inter/intradisciplinary collaboration.  

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PRAC-3017Nursing Practicum
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320 hours; 8 - 12 weeks practicum based clinical 
This capstone practicum course provides concentrated clinical practice opportunities to build on the knowledge, theory, and skills gained from the program.  In this course, learners will gain experience, confidence, and skill that will help integrate them into today's nursing practice in Canada.  Learners will have the opportunity to consolidate and hone all their program learning.  

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