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Knowledge transfer for RN Mental Health Nursing (PNRS 141)

 

 

Course Name

 

 

Knowledge Transfer for RN Mental Health Nursing Certificate Program

 

Course Description

 

This course allows students to transfer/apply the principles and theories covered in the program courses to clinical practice at their workplace. Management support is required to optimize student success.

 

Students complete a series of assignments using their experience with workplace clients as the subject of the knowledge transfer. Assignments are submitted to the instructor for review and grading.

 

This flexible application of the knowledge base allows students to continue their paid employment while continuing their learning. The student’s work in this course is an academic exercise intended for learning purposes only, and is not to be utilized for pay or promotion purposes within the workplace.

 

This course is only available to students admitted to the RN Mental Health Nursing Certificate program at the beginning of their studies.

 

 

Subject Code

 

PNRS 141

 

 

Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • demonstrate self-awareness in relationships with individuals and their significant others to facilitate therapeutic relationships;
  • apply communication theory and skills effectively to initiate, maintain and terminate therapeutic relationships;
  • demonstrate responsibility and accountability for their own nursing practice through application of key components of the mental health nursing body of knowledge;
  • in collaboration with the client and staff, use problem-solving and specialized knowledge and skills to participate in the accurate assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a plan of care for a client with mental health concerns;
  • apply the principles of teaching and learning to assist individuals to meet mental health-related needs;
  • critique the quality of their own practice within legal, scope of practice and ethical parameters;
  • demonstrate leadership skills within the team;
  • utilize agency and community resources to promote mental health; and
  • demonstrate clear, accurate oral and written communication regarding a client’s mental health status in response to therapeutic interventions.

 

 

Tuition

 

$1948.00

 

 

Pre-requisite

 

Admission to the RN Mental Health Nursing Certificate program.

 

Successful completion of all program theory courses:

  • Therapeutic Relationships in Mental Health Nursing (PNRS 100);
  • Assessment and Promotion of Mental Health (PNRS 107);
  • Disorders of Mental Health (PNRS 114); and
  • Professional Practice in Mental Health (PNRS 122).

 

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 covered include:

  • Therapeutic communication;
  • Accountability and responsibility through application of knowledge;
  • Psychiatric nursing process;
  • Client teaching and learning;
  • Legal and ethical issues;
  • Professional presentation; and
  • Teamwork/collaboration skills

 

 

Learning Resources

 

All textbooks and course materials used in completion of required theory courses.

 

 

Instruction Method

 

Online course through 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

 

5 written assignments related to

  • Legal and ethical considerations;
  • Therapeutic communication;
  • Mental health concepts;
  • Nursing process; and
  • Workplace presentation.

 

 

Grading

 

Minimum grade to pass is C (60%).

 

 

Completion Timeframe

 

8 months (160 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
Sep 9, 2019 provided by dept Aug 30, 2019
Oct 7, 2019 provided by dept Sep 27, 2019
Nov 4, 2019 provided by dept Oct 25, 2019
Dec 2, 2019 provided by dept Nov 22, 2019

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