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  Course Name Course Hours
PRAC-2300 Consolidated Clinical Practicum 160
NURS-1100 Essentials of RN Prescribing Practice 40
NURS-2200 Reproductive Health/STBBI 40
NURS-2100 Travel Health 40

Electives
 
NURS-2012 Health Assessment/Prescriber 40
NURS-2011 Pharmacology for Nurses 50

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PRAC-2300 Consolidated Clinical Practicum
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The Nurse Prescriber Consolidated Practicum is the capstone experience intended to facilitate your transition into practice as a prescriber in a supportive environment. During this time, you will learn how to synthesize knowledge and skills gained from previous course work and apply it to a specific client population. This course will provide you with an opportunity to apply the legal, ethical, pharmacological, and prescribing principles necessary for safe, collaborative and effective RN prescribing practice in an area of clinical specialty mentored and supervised by an authorized prescriber. During the practicum experience, you will apply the nursing process and the elements required in diagnostic decision making when writing and documenting prescriptions; including assessment, preparation, client education, monitoring, follow-up, inter-professional communication and collaboration. You will demonstrate critical thinking required for clinical decision making and diagnostic reasoning within a designated clinical setting.

Your authorized prescriber will serve as a preceptor, role model, teacher, and advisor as you become a competent, safe and confident nurse prescriber.

Prerequisites:
NURS-2100 or NURS-2200
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NURS-1100 Essentials of RN Prescribing Practice
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Develop the foundational knowledge related to legal, ethical, professional and pharmacological principles and practices necessary for safe and effective RN prescribing practice. Principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics will be reviewed. You will integrate these principles into the processes necessary for making and implementing prescribing decisions for individuals representing special populations. The course concludes with a review of the mandatory elements required in the preparation, transmission and documentation of prescriptions, including client teaching, follow up care and inter-professional communication and collaboration. You will draw on and apply knowledge of content and professional practice in completing critical thinking/clinical judgment case studies.
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NURS-2012 Health Assessment/Prescriber
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This course will provide you with foundational knowledge related to physical and psychosocial assessment of persons across the lifespan. This course will also examine cultural, social and gender factors that influence wellness and access to health care. The emphasis is on completion of a physical examination that includes a health history and comprehensive assessment techniques. The laboratory component provides the opportunity to practice these skills in order to explore normal and abnormal findings.
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NURS-2011 Pharmacology for Nurses
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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.
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NURS-2200 Reproductive Health/STBBI
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Apply the foundational knowledge obtained in the prerequisite course Essentials of RN Prescribing Practice (NURS-1100), as it relates to prescribing practices specific to STBBI and reproductive health. You will build on knowledge related to the pathogenesis of disease, concepts of immunology, safe assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of specific conditions. You will also be able to provide preventative practice measures and ongoing monitoring of clients. Further exploration of governing laws, regulations, and guidelines specific to STBBI and reproductive health, including the provision of care and the management of Combined Hormonal Contraception (CHC) and Progestin-only Hormonal Contraception (POC) will be discussed. Foundational and introductory knowledge are applied to the components of the nursing process and medical reasoning. You will draw on and apply knowledge of content and professional practice in completing critical thinking/clinical judgment case studies and tests.
Prerequisites:
NURS-1100
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NURS-2100 Travel Health
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Apply the foundational knowledge obtained in the prerequisite course Essentials of RN Prescribing Practice (NURS-1100) as it relates to prescribing practices specific to travel health immunization. As a Registered Nurse, you will build on knowledge related to the pathogenesis of disease; concepts of immunology; medications used to prevent and treat travel health diseases or conditions. You will have the opportunity to learn more about governing laws, regulations, and guidelines. Foundational and introductory knowledge are applied to the components of the nursing process including assessment of travel health. You will draw on and apply knowledge of content and professional practice in completing critical thinking/clinical judgment case studies.
Prerequisites:
NURS-1100
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