Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Health Professional Development > Courses > Common Physiological conditions in mental health for RPN (PNRS 115)
This online intensive, self-study course starts with a review of the nursing process and the health care of seniors. The remainder of the course covers the nursing care of adults with the following disorders and conditions: neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, gastro-intestinal, endocrine, urinary, cancer, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV infection. Specific conditions addressed include: seizure disorders, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, CVA, hypertension, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, C.O.P.D., TB, fractures, degenerative joint disease, rheumatoid arthritis, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis, biliary and pancreatic disorders, diabetes and thyroid disorders, cystitis, pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis, breast and prostate cancer, specific sexually transmitted infections and AIDS.
RNs and RPNs may register for specific professional development purposes, or as part of the Psychiatric Nursing Refresher certificate program. Students interested in completing a certificate program must apply for admission and be accepted into the program. Details of the required documents and program application forms are available on the program web page. Please note that a maximum of one course completed for professional development may be applied toward satisfaction of certificate program requirements.
By the end of this course, students will have
Textbooks not included in tuition fee. Contact the Douglas College Bookstore for prices and ordering information.
Completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or LPI score of 4 or equivalent is required. Students who register are understood to be confirming successful completion of this requirement. Proof of successful completion is not required on registration, but may be requested by Douglas College.
Lewis, S., Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada
Available through the Douglas College Bookstore.
Interactive online course in Blackboard
Due to the nature of an online delivery, the student will be expected be proficient in computer skills including email, adding attachments, navigating the internet etc. Resources for getting started with Blackboard are available online to help get the student comfortable in the Blackboard environment.
Minimum grade to pass is C (60%).
This course may be taken independently or as part of the Psychiatric Nursing Refresher Certificate program.
9 months (350 hours) from course start date
Registration and Course Start
Registration is easy; simply complete the CE-HS Registration Form and submit it to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with proof of completion of the pre-requisite requirements. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.
Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.