This course prepares learners for the role of the Practical Nurse in caring for clients with acute presentation of illness. Legislation influencing PN practice, specific professional practice issues and ethical practice pertinent to PN practice in acute care environments will be explored. Practice issues that occur across the lifespan will be considered. Collaborative practice with other health care team members and specifically the working partnership with RN’s in the acute care setting will be examined.
Successful completion of all Level III courses and Consolidated Practice Experience III.
Co-Requisite: Professional Communication IV; Health Promotion IV; Variations in Health IV; Integrated Nursing Practice IV.