PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS REGNP-NA Registered Nurse Refresher

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.
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-1020Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing
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This course is designed for nurses educated outside of Canada who are qualifying for registration. Students will recognize the effects of mental health challenges and will assess the bio-psychosocial, environmental, spiritual, cultural, and economic influences that affect those experiencing mental health issues. Students will explore fundamental mental health concepts and theories. Utilizing the nursing process approach, students will apply these concepts and theories in assessing, planning, and strategizing nursing interventions and treatments based on the lived experience of the individual and family.

NURS-1021Fundamentals of Maternal/Newborn Nursing
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This course provides theoretical preparation in maternal/newborn care for nurses educated in countries outside of North America who are qualifying for registration and eligibility to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam. Students will focus on competency-based theory and processes inherent in maternal/newborn nursing, and learn to assess and plan care for childbearing families during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and early parenthood in Canada. Students will apply principles of health promotion, prevention, holistic assessment, primary health care, and the social determinants of health in their course work.

NURS-1022Fundamentals of Pediatric Nursing Theory
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This is a pediatric course provided for nurses educated in countries outside of Canada who are qualifying for registration and eligibility to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam. This introductory course offers students theoretical knowledge and skills to assist in the development of his/her ability to practice as a registered nurse with pediatric clients and their families in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings in Canada. Students will focus on competency-based theory and processes inherent in pediatric nursing. Assessment and planning care for children in all stages of growth and development and their families is the main focus of the course. Students will apply principles of health promotion, prevention, holistic assessment, primary health care, and the social determinants of health in their course work.

NURS-1305Adult Health - Acute Conditions
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This course focuses on reviewing nursing care of the adult experiencing acute changes in health status. The effects of sudden illness or injury on individuals and their significant others is explored. Through the use of exemplars of common acute alterations in health status, emphasis is placed on the use of nursing process and the role of the nurse in assisting clients and families engage in health promotion, prevention and management of acute alterations in health.

NURS-1306Health Assessment and Techniques
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This course includes a review of theory of nursing techniques most commonly used nursing practice. Principles of asepsis, infection control, isolation precautions, WHMIS, and moving & lifting are reviewed with patient and staff safety as priority considerations. Application of knowledge and skill occurs during scheduled lab practice. The other primary focus of this course is on theory and techniques related to physical and psychosocial health assessment in adult population. Basic health assessment, history taking and documentation techniques are reinforced in lab practice. The focus of lab practice provides students with the opportunity to engage in the systematic data collection of physical, emotional, spiritual and developmental components of a health history.

NURS-1307Adult Health - Chronic Conditions
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This course focuses on reviewing nursing care of the adult experiencing changes in health status due to chronic illness/conditions. The effects of chronic illness on individuals and their significant others is explored. Through the use of exemplars of common chronic illness conditions, emphasis is placed on the use of nursing process and the relational role of the nurse in assisting clients and families promote health, manage chronic health conditions and prevent complications.

NURS-1308Gerontology
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This course explores gerontological nursing throughout the health care system. The course presents a review of the physical, social, cognitive, social, spiritual changes and unique health care needs of the older adult. Health promotion and disease management approaches to assist the older adult achieve wellness across the health continuum are described. Mental health, loss, grief, death and palliative care as it relates 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.

NURS-1309Community Health
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This course reviews concepts, processes, practices and research associated with nursing in the community. The course examines determinants of health and strategies associated with health promotion, disease prevention, population health, epidemiology, environmental health, emergency preparedness and global health. This course examines the relational aspects of nursing practice within the context of the individual, family and community. Emphasis is also placed on the role of the nurse in relation to the concepts and processes of teach and learning; therapeutic communication; and documentation.

NURS-1310Professional Nursing Practice
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This course reviews Canada's health care system, the various level of health and the role of policy and politics. Also examined is health care delivery and the role of the nurse in relation to First Nation Canadians. The significance of foundational nursing concepts (e.g. relational nursing, inter-professional practice, leadership, nursing process, critical thinking and informatics) and the importance of utilizing research based evidence are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on professionalism, self-regulation, accountability, patient safety and legal and ethical concepts of nursing practice. Other topics include: roles of professional regulatory bodies, nursing associations and unions.

NURS-2011Pharmacology for NursesRPL
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This course introduces the basic concepts and principles related to pharmacology (including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics) and the nurse‚Äôs 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 the use of drug therapy in contemporary society are also explored.

PRAC-1174Nursing Practice
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Integrate theory with nursing care in a health care setting with this preceptored clinical practice. Upon successful completion, the student will demonstrate the ability to perform entry level competencies as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba.

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