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

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Overview

  • Nursing practice experience   
  • Available by distance delivery

Description
Take this program to review the basic nursing theory and skills to help you achieve the entry level competencies for registered nurses in Manitoba.

Immunizations and Testing

Admission Requirements

Once you obtain your Letter of Support from CRNM, you may submit an application to Red River College for the Registered Nurse Refresher program. If you have not yet obtained a Letter of Support from CRNM, please contact CRNM- Registration Services:

Phone: 204-774-3477 ext. 300
Toll free (Manitoba only): 1-800-665-2027 ext. 300
Fax: 204-775-7117
registration@crnm.mb.ca

Regular Admission Requirements

1. Letter of Support from CRNM

    • Submit Letter of Support from College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
    • Due within 30-days of applying

2.   Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form (where applicable)

The following may be requested:

  • Successful completion of a prescribed reading skills test at the required competency level (to be arranged by Red River College). There is a fee for this test.
  • Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form due within 30-days of applying, where applicable.

You are not required to submit your academic transcript(s).

Once your application has been processed and you have met all admission requirements, you will receive an acceptance letter from the College. This letter will include instructions on how to register for your course(s) through the School of Continuing Education.

Individuals that do not meet Regular Admission Requirements may still be considered for admissions however, must first receive formal approval from Lucille Canart, Coordinator - Nursing Certificate & Professional Development Programs, Nursing department before applying into the program.

Who Should Enrol?

The courses are designed for nurses:

  1. Who have been previously registered in Canada and are eligible for re-registration with CRNM after successful completion of a required nursing refresher program, or
  2. Who have not been registered in Canada and are required to complete an education program to assist in preparation for the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) or
  3. Who are currently registered in Manitoba and want to review theory and/or skills.

Program Outline

You must complete all required components of the program within three (3) years of the start date of your first course.

You must obtain a minimum grade of "B" in each course.

Core courses (required):

  • Professional Nursing Practice/RN - D
  • Pharmacology for Nurses - D
  • Gerontology/RN - D
  • Adult Health - Acute Conditions/RN - D
  • Adult Health - Chronic Conditions/RN - D
  • Community Health/RN - D
  • Health Assessment and Techniques/RN - D/B
  • *Nursing Practice

*For additional information and Nursing Practice requirements, please see "CO/OP/Practicum Information"

Electives (optional):

  • Canadian Registered Nurse Exam Preparation - D
  • Fundamentals of Maternal/Newborn Nursing - D
  • Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing - D
  • Fundamentals of Pediatric Nursing Theory - D


Legend:

  • D - Distance Delivery

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
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’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 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.

Prerequisites:

Beginning September 1, 2018: students enrolling in Online Education courses will be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus stores or online. To review booklists and purchase textbooks, please visit bookstore.rrc.ca.

Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2020 Fall Term - Distance Education
NURS-1305 Adult Health - Acute Conditionsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21L. Jones205087$429
Location: Online
Dates
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21
Delivery
Instructor
L. Jones
Section
205087
Cost
$429
NURS-1307 Adult Health - Chronic Conditionsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21M. MacDonald205089$429
Location: Online
Dates
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. MacDonald
Section
205089
Cost
$429
NURS-1309 Community Healthmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21T. Gregory205222$429
Location: Online
Dates
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21
Delivery
Instructor
T. Gregory
Section
205222
Cost
$429
NURS-1308 Gerontologymore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21L. Jones205225$429
Location: Online
Dates
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21
Delivery
Instructor
L. Jones
Section
205225
Cost
$429
NURS-1306 Health Assessment and Techniquesmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21C. Adam205227$429
Location: Online
Dates
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21
Delivery
Instructor
C. Adam
Section
205227
Cost
$429
NURS-2011 Pharmacology for Nursesmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21N. Watling205596$509
Location: Online
Dates
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21
Delivery
Instructor
N. Watling
Section
205596
Cost
$509
NURS-1310 Professional Nursing Practicemore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21A. Murdoch-Schon205598$429
Location: Online
Dates
Dec 07, 20 - Mar 05, 21
Delivery
Instructor
A. Murdoch-Schon
Section
205598
Cost
$429

2021 Winter Term - Distance Education
NURS-1305 Adult Health - Acute Conditionsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21TBA206285$429
Location: Online
Dates
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206285
Cost
$429
NURS-1307 Adult Health - Chronic Conditionsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21TBA206286$429
Location: Online
Dates
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206286
Cost
$429
NURS-1309 Community Healthmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21TBA206293$429
Location: Online
Dates
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206293
Cost
$429
NURS-1308 Gerontologymore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21TBA206295$429
Location: Online
Dates
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206295
Cost
$429
NURS-1306 Health Assessment and Techniquesmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21TBA206312$429
Location: Online
Dates
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206312
Cost
$429
NURS-2011 Pharmacology for Nursesmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21TBA206411$509
Location: Online
Dates
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206411
Cost
$509
NURS-1310 Professional Nursing Practicemore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21TBA206412$429
Location: Online
Dates
Mar 22, 21 - Jun 11, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206412
Cost
$429

CO-OP/Practicum Information

The Nursing Practice is a preceptored clinical practice. It is usually delivered in a medical or surgical setting. If possible, this will be arranged for you in your community or geographic area.

To be eligible to enroll in the Nursing Practice, you must submit evidence of BLS Provider (current within one year of attending practicum) and PHIA.

Immunizations and Testing

You must also submit Adult Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector (ACRVS), Provincial Child Abuse Registry (PCAR) and Adult Abuse Registry Check (AARC) check documents at least eight weeks before the start date of your Nursing Practice. You must submit original documents. For more information, see /Catalogue/files/file/coned/RNRefresherProgram.pdf

When you have successfully completed all required courses a letter of successful completion will be provided to the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recent Changes

Effective January 2016, a new curriculum will be introduced to the RN Refresher (RNR) program. RNR courses will be offered once per term (Fall, Winter & Spring). Students will have a maximum of 13-weeks to complete each course. No course extensions or exam rewrites will be allowed.Students are permitted to take up to 3-courses per term

Each course has a minimum grade of "B" required.  If students are not successful in achieving the minimum grade required, course(s) will need to be retaken (re-registration into a future section and payment in full will be required). .

The new curriculum includes 7-core courses and a Nursing Practice clinical component.

Course Equivalencies: 

  • NURS-1310 Professional Nursing Practice/RN (formerly NURS-1300 Professional Nursing Practice)
  • NURS-1309 Community Health/RN (formerly NURS-1301 Health Teaching & Community)
  • NURS-1308 Gerontology/RN (formerly NURS-1302 Gerontology & Mental Health)
  • NURS-1306 Health Assessment and Techniques/RN (formerly NURS-1304 Nursing Skills Review)
  • NURS-2011 Pharmacology for Nurses (remains the same)
  • *NURS-1305 Adult Health - Acute Conditions/RN (formerly NURS-1303 Health Restoration & Maintenance)
  • *NURS-1307 Adult Health - Chronic Conditions/RN (formerly NURS-1303 Health Restoration & Maintenance)
  • PRAC-1174 Nursing Practice (remains the same)

*The previous NURS-1303 Health Restoration & Maintenance course has now been divided into two courses.


Three elective courses are also available for general interest:

Electives:

  • NURS-1020 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing
  • NURS-1021 Fundamentals of Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • NURS-1022 Fundamentals of Pediatric Nursing Theory

For additional information on Electives, please contact Lisa Robinson by phone: 204-632-2328 or email: lgrobinson@rrc.ca

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Other Information

Textbooks are sold separately. Texts can be purchased through the Campus Store (Notre Dame Campus).

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

 You must complete all components of the required RN Refresher courses within 18 months of the start of the first course.

 When you have successfully completed all required components of the RN Refresher courses your records will be graded as successfully completed.

Contact Information

For program application and course-based registration, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 (toll-free)
Fax: 204-633-6489
E-mail: cde@rrc.ca

For Nursing Practice requirements and clinical placements, contact:
Lucille Canart
204-632-3845
lcanart@rrc.ca

Admitted students may submit their criminal record and abuse registry check documents to:
Laurie-Ann Nichol
Room C517, Notre Dame Campus
204-632-2230
lanichol@rrc.ca

How to Register

For information on how to register for courses in this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/part-time/registration/

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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