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Professional practice in Mental Health for RN/RPN (PNRS 122)

 

Course Name

 

 

Professional Practice in Mental Health For RNs and RPNs

 

Course Description

 

This course is designed for Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) who wish to enhance their skills in working with clients experiencing mental health issues and their families.

 

This short course helps prepare for professional practice in mental health nursing through a discussion of the client within the context of the family and community. Scope of professional practice, roles and functions of the health care team and legal/ethical considerations are addressed. Assertive communication in professional practice and professional development are discussed.

 

RNs and RPNs may register for specific professional development purposes, or as part of the RN Mental Health Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing Refresher certificate programs. 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.

 

 

Subject Code

 

PNRS 122

 

 

Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • understand the scope of their professional practice;
  • demonstrate effective communication skills in professional practice;
  • utilize agency and community resources to promote mental health; and
  • demonstrate self-awareness in relationships with individuals and their families in their professional practice.

 

 

 

Tuition

 

 

$424.00


Textbooks not included in tuition fee. Contact the Douglas College Bookstore for prices and ordering information.

 

 

Pre-requisites

 

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.

 

 

Course Content

 

Topics include:

  • family and community in mental health nursing;
  • scope of practice; legal and ethical issues;
  • assertive communication in professional practice; and
  • professional development.

 

 

Learning Resources

 

Austin & Boyd. Psychiatric Nursing for Canadian Practice

 

Available through the Douglas College Bookstore.

 

 

Instruction Method

 

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.

 

 

Assignments

 

  • One assignment
  • Final exam

 

 

Grading

 

 

Minimum grade to pass is C (60%).

 

This course may be taken for professional development or as part of the RN Mental Health Nursing Certificate or Psychiatric Nursing Refresher Certificate programs.

 

 

Completion Timeframe

 

2 months (75 hours) from course start date

 

 

Registration and Course Start

 

Registration is easy; simply complete the CE-HS Registration Form and submit it to: cehs@douglascollege.ca, 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.

 

 Start Date CRN Registration Deadline
June 3, 2019 21286 (RN) / 21287 (RPN) May 24, 2019
July 2, 2019  21286 (RN) / 21287 (RPN)  June 21, 2019
August 6, 2019 21286 (RN) / 21287 (RPN)  July 26, 2019

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