Continuing Education & Online Learning

Personal Support Worker Bridging to Practical Nursing

Mandatory Courses

Anatomy & Physiology I
SCIE 157

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, nervous and special senses.

Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 Wednesday Apr 19, 2017 01 60 hours Wednesday (5:00pm - 9:00pm)
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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.

Wednesday Sep 07, 2016 Wednesday Dec 14, 2016 01 45 hours Wednesday (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
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College Communications for the Helping Professions

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.

Thursday Jan 12, 2017 Thursday Apr 20, 2017 01 45 hours Thursday (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
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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.

Thursday May 04, 2017 Saturday May 06, 2017 01 15 hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday (9:00am - 2:00pm)
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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.

There are no scheduled classes at this time. For future dates, please call the Continuing Education office at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

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.

Thursday Sep 08, 2016 Thursday Dec 15, 2016 01 45 hours Thursday (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
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