Introduction To The Practice Of Nursing | St. Clair College
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This course introduces students to the profession of nursing. Students demonstrate knowledge of professional behaviours of a Registered Practical Nurse through utilization of the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Standards of Practice. Students gain an appreciation of the scope of practice and its limitations. Students will explore various roles within the health care team in different practice environments. Students study the principles of the nursing process as the primary theory including the stages of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Students begin to use nursing problem statements (nursing diagnoses) to make decisions, problem solve and use critical thinking to understand the interaction of person, health, environment and nursing. Students will use theories and rationales that will guide their nursing practice (communication, safety and professional responsibilities) in the simulated learning environment and with clients in the clinical setting.