PN: Objectives

The Practical Nursing Program is designed to prepare graduates who are able to provide client care that is based on the knowledge acquired from the biological, behavioural, social and nursing sciences, and, in doing so, care for clients across the life cycle. Graduates will be prepared to implement health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration and illness prevention activities, in partnership and collaboration with the client and other members of the health care team.

The PN Program will prepare its graduates to perform psychomotor and behavioural competencies, within the approved Scope of Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses for the beginning practitioner. Graduates will have been given opportunities to practice competencies in acute care, continuing care and community care settings, with a teaching-learning approach that favors self-direction and life-long learning. The graduate of the PN Program will possess the attributes of professional caring and competence as he /she will have been prepared to assume any of the following roles: direct caregiver; teacher/mentor; facilitator/counselor; client advocate; coordinator; participant in policy and community development.