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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.
ENGL-1001English Refresher for Nurses
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This course is a general review of English grammar and sentence structure for students who have a less than required understanding in entrance testing for nursing programs. It includes an introduction to APA format guidelines which are required for academic papers in the nursing program.

HEAL-1006Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (ZOOL1071)
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An introductory study of the structure and function of the human body. The gross and histological anatomy of each principal organ system is examined. The physiology of each organ system is also discussed. The principle of homeostasis is used to examine the correlation between structure and function and demonstrate the functional integration of the organ systems with each other. The importance of learning using correct terminology is stressed. Laboratory exercises support and enrich the theoretical content.

HEAL-2070Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 (ZOOL1072)
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The gross and histological anatomy of each principal organ system is examined. The details of anatomy and physiology are organized around unifying concepts such as inter-relationships of body organ systems, homeostasis and the complimentary nature of structure and function. Presentation of the material reflects hierarchical levels of complexity that contribute to the understanding of the body as whole. The importance of learning and using correct terminology is stressed. Laboratory exercises assist in aiding the application of theoretical concepts of anatomy and physiology. (This course has credit hours in the Nursing Joint Baccalaureate Program.)

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MATH-1020Statistics
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This course is an introduction to economic and business statistics. Topics include charts and graphs, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, probability rules, probability and sampling distributions, and estimation.

MATH-1031Math Refresher for Nurses
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This course benefits individuals who are entering the nursing profession or for professional nurses who wish to improve their math skills.

MBIO-2000Nursing Microbiology
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Nursing Microbiology (formerly MBIO 1016). This course examines knowledge of medically-significant organisms, how microorganisms interact with a host and the range of defences available to the host.  Theoretical and practical exercises in the control of microorganisms are included.  Laboratory experiences reinforce the understanding of the characteristics of bacteria.

NRSG-1201Lifespan Human Development
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This course focuses on the knowledge, concepts, theories and research of human growth and development across the lifespan.

NRSG-1501Scholarly Writing
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This course provides students with a focused opportunity to learn the elements of writing in a scholarly manner. How to locate and evaluate the quality of informational sources, and how to document and cite sources using APA format is emphasized. The meaning and consequences of plagiarism are addressed. Some practical opportunity to practice this learning is offered.

  • As per RRC Nursing program policies, applicants/students who fail a course are permitted to repeat that course once only. Applicants who repeat and fail this course a second time will not be eligible to apply to the LPN to BN Pathway.
  • As per RRC Nursing program policies, applicants/students are allowed only one voluntary withdrawal per course.  Applicants who voluntarily withdraw more than once from this course will not be eligible to apply to the LPN to BN Pathway.
  • A grade of 64% or less (grade C or less) is considered a failing grade.

NURS-1017Registered Nurse Exam Preparation
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This course is conducted online and is self-directed and will assist participants to identify effective ways to prepare for the national RN registration exam. It provides nursing theory review; access to an interactive examination bank; strategies for effective test-taking; and strategies to reduce test-taking anxiety. Students will have access to an instructor-moderated, online community to discuss RN exam preparation with their peers during the course. An instructor will also be available to discuss student performance and to assist with devising remedial study plans when required.

NURS-1019Health Assessment for Nurses
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Key concepts of health assessment using a fundamental holistic approach to nursing care is presented. The focus is on techniques of history taking, interviewing, and physical examination of the individual/family unit. Practice sessions which encourage hands-on application are an incorporated experience.

NUTR-1000Human Nutrition and Lifestyle
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This course provides an introduction to the sources, actions and interactions of nutrients that produce energy for life.  The relationship of nutrition to health and a healthy lifestyle is emphasized.  Further, the nutritional needs of specific developmental groups throughout the lifespan are addressed.

PSYC-1002Psychology
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This course explores the major areas of modern psychology. Key topics include sensation, cognition, learning, motivation, emotional behaviour, stress, methods of coping/adapting, brain structure and function and psychopathology. Fundamental principles of the scientific method and research design are emphasized. Students are expected to gain insight into the roots of human behaviour from both a biological and psychological perspective.

SOCI-1000Sociology (SOSC-3007)
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This course is concerned with the presentation of historical, theoretical, and cross-cultural perspectives of society in a time of rapid social change. Use of the scientific method in examining sociological issues is encouraged. Emphasis is placed on the Canadian scene, and students are encouraged to maintain this Canadian perspective in course assignments.

WRKS-1683Nursing - IV Medication Admin
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Gain basic theoretical knowledge related to the administration of IV medications. Topics discussed include: pharmacological principles, medication preparation, medication administration, delivery methods and nursing responsibilities, related to IV medication administration. A review of medication administration calculations is also included.

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WRKS-9186Nursing - Vascular Access
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Gain the overall knowledge that is needed to provide safe, effective, and efficient vascular access care to their patients. Learn the principles related to the importance of I.V. therapy, anatomy and physiology, vascular access methods, vascular access devices, complications of I.V. therapy, and administration of I.V. medications. Hands-on practice provided in a simulated lab.

ZOOL-1071Human Anatomy and Physiology
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This course focuses on normal human structure and function.  Topics include cells and tissues, support and movement, communication, and organ system control.  Unifying concepts of the relationship between structure and function, structural hierarchy, and organ system integration are emphasized.  Laboratory experiences reinforce these topics and concepts.  

ZOOL-1072Human Anatomy and Physiology
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A working knowledge of introductory anatomy and physiology is assumed.  The details of anatomy and physiology are organized around unifying concepts such as interrelationships of body organ systems, homeostasis, and the complementary nature of structure and function.  Presentation of the material reflects hierarchical levels of complexity that contribute to the organization of the body as a whole and the students' understanding of this organization.  Laboratory exercise are essential in adding students to apply theoretical concepts of anatomy and physiology.

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ZOOL-1073Pathophysiology 1
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This course introduces the foundational concepts of pathophysiology and core pathologic themes irrespective of particular disease processes. The focus is on general etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations, and provides a framework for the understanding of common pathophysiological processes.

  • Attention LPNs - If you completed your LPN program at Assiniboine Community College you are not required to complete the pre-requisite courses.  If you completed your LPN program at another institution you will be required to complete the pre-requisite courses before registering in ZOOL-1073 or contact RRC’s Nursing department to confirm whether you have completed equivalent courses in your LPN program.
  • As per RRC Nursing program policies, applicants/students who fail a course are permitted to repeat that course once only. Applicants who repeat and fail this course a second time will not be eligible to apply to the LPN to BN Pathway.
  • As per RRC Nursing program policies, applicants/students are allowed only one voluntary withdrawal per course.  Applicants who voluntarily withdraw more than once from this course will not be eligible to apply to the LPN to BN Pathway.
  • A grade of 64% or less (grade C or less) is considered a failing grade.

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