Personal Support Worker Bridging to Practical Nursing

Mandatory Courses

Anatomy and Physiology I (In Class)
SCIE 2

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. It will begin with an introduction to the organization and the cellular/tissue basis of the human body. The systems that will be focused on in this course are: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, fundamentals of the nervous system, cardiovascular system (blood, heart, and peripheral vascular), lymphatic, and gastrointestinal.

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Jan 14, 2015 Apr 22, 2015 01 60 hours Wednesday (5:00pm - 9:00pm)
$418.80
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Bridged Anatomy & Physiology I
NRSG 182

For Personal Support Workers. Gain a deeper understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body by examining the body's organization and cellular/tissue. We will focus on the integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems, as well as the fundamentals of the nervous system, cardiovascular system (blood, heart, and peripheral vascular), lymphatic, and gastrointestinal systems. Restricted to PSW to PN Bridging Students.

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Sep 04, 2014 Dec 11, 2014 01 45 hours Thursday (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
$314.10
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College Communications for the Helping Professions
COMM 79

This first semester course will introduce students to the essential communication skills required to be successful in their chosen post-secondary program. These skills include reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking. Through a series of written assignments, in-class discussions based on readings, and lab activities, students will improve their overall communication skills. Students of COMM79 will engage in a series of activities and assignments designed to provide the essential language skills required for academic success.

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Jan 15, 2015 Apr 23, 2015 01 45 hours Thursday (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
$314.10
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Field Preparation for PSW Bridging to PN
NRSG 193

Prepare for your bridging process from PSW to the rigorous academic demands of the practical nursing program. We will help you develop study skill techniques, test-taking strategies, and critical thinking skills. A review of the nursing process and assessment frameworks in the clinical setting will help you with your clinical assignments. Applied lab practice will include updating and refining skills in blood pressure measurement, vital signs, and topical medication administration.

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Apr 30, 2015 May 02, 2015 01 15 hours Thursday, Friday (1:00pm - 6:00pm)Saturday (9:00am - 2:00pm)
$104.70
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Introductory Computing
COMP 345

Working in the Windows 7 environment, this computer course introduces the student to computer basics (computer terminology, e-mail, file management) and the application and use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software using Microsoft Office 2013. Through the extensive use of hands-on activities, students will gain sufficient knowledge and experience to make productive use of computers as a tool in the college and workplace environments. (For PSW Bridging to Practical Nursing students- 1 hour of teacher instruction plus 2 hours self-guided computer lab weekly).

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May 14, 2015 Aug 13, 2015 01 45 hours Thursday (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
$314.10
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Non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI)
SOCI 100

Gain the essential skills to deal with crisis situations with confidence, preserving the overall quality of client service. Learn how to handle assaultive, disruptive, and out-of-control behavior through a combination of verbal, non-verbal and physical intervention skills to enable you to control crisis situations even during the most violent moments. Restricted to PSW to PN Bridging Students.

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Oct 25, 2014 Oct 26, 2014 01 15 hours Saturday, Sunday (8:30am - 4:30pm)
$104.70
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Transitional Concepts for PSW Bridging
NRSG 183

In preparation to entering the second semester of the PN program you will explore the theory, principles, and concepts specific to the practical nursing curriculum. We examine health promotion across the lifespan, application of a framework using the nursing process, legislative regulations and governance specific to the practice of nursing and pharmacological administrative responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on humanistic caring, reflective practice, therapeutic use of self, and health promotion. Restricted to PSW to PN Bridging Students.

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Sep 02, 2014 Dec 09, 2014 01 45 hours Tuesday (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
$314.10
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