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Additional Authorized Practice (AAP)

These courses have been approved by the SRNA for RNs interested in obtaining the Additional Authorized Practice designation to work in Saskatchewan's northern communities. All course theory components are offered online. You will attend a performance test lab on campus when enrolled in NURS 225CE Health Assessment. Clinical hours are arranged and completed within northern primary health care setting.

For more information contact cnpp@saskpolytech.ca or call 306-775-7335.

NURS 225CE Health Assessment

Registration Requirements

  • Eligible for licensure with the registered nurses' or registered psychiatric licensing body in your jurisdiction.

Course Description

You will study the theory related to interviewing techniques, history taking and physical assessment. You will attend a mandatory two-day lab where you will focus on performing a comprehensive assessment of the adult client. An evaluation of the assessment skills will be scheduled with an experienced instructor/evaluator.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Complete a Comprehensive Health History for an Adult Client.
  2. Demonstrate the Components of a Physical Examination.
  3. Perform a General Survey on an Adult Client.
  4. Perform a Mental Status Examination on an Adult Client.
  5. Perform an Assessment of the Integument on an Adult Client.
  6. Perform an Assessment of Head and Neck on an Adult Client.
  7. Perform an Assessment of the Thorax and Lungs on an Adult Client.
  8. Perform an Assessment of the Cardiovascular System on an Adult Client.
  9. Perform an Assessment of the Breasts and Axillae on an Adult Client.
  10. Perform an Assessment of the Abdomen on an Adult Client.
  11. Describe the Assessment of the Adult Male and Female Genitalia and Rectum.
  12. Perform an Assessment of the Musculoskeletal and Peripheral Vascular Systems on an Adult Client.
  13. Perform an Assessment of the Neurological System on an Adult Client.
  14. Adapt the Techniques of Health Assessment for Infants and Children. 

PHAR 271CE Clinical Drug Therapy 

Registration Requirements

  • Eligible for licensure with the registered nurses' or registered psychiatric licensing body in your jurisdiction

Course Description

New research and clinical experience result in ongoing changes in the drug therapy field. As an experienced health care provider, you will review essential information that reflects current clinical drug therapy by examining the common classification of drugs. The course content includes strategies to promote safe, effective and rational drug therapy and non-pharmacological approaches while considering the clients' individual characteristics.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the factors related to the safe use of drugs.
  2. Explain the concepts and processes of drug action.
  3. Examine the drugs affecting the central nervous system (CNS).
  4. Examine the drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system (ANS).
  5. Examine the drugs affecting the endocrine system.
  6. Examine the drugs used to treat infections.
  7. Examine the drugs affecting the respiratory system.
  8. Examine the drugs affecting the cardiovascular and renal systems.
  9. Examine the drugs affecting the gastrointestinal system.
  10. Examine the drugs affecting in an emergency situation.

CE-4006 (NURS 1679) Clinical Decision Making for Additional Authorized Practice

Registration Requirements

  • PHAR 271CE Clinical Drug Therapy
  • NURS 225CE Health Assessment
  • Eligible for registered nurses' licensure in your jurisdiction
  • Approval of program head (Overall progression grade of 70% in PHAR 271 & NURS 225).

Course Description

You will consolidate your health assessment and pharmacy competencies in a clinical practice education experience.  Amalgamated with the practicum, you will study theory using Clinical Decision Tools applied in the context of collaborative, additional authorized registered nurse practice. Theory (39 hours): The course is delivered asynchronously online. You will be able to study at your convenience, however, assignment due dates must be met. For every hour of online theory you should expect to study at least 3 hours of time to learn the material. Learning outcomes 5-10 will be studied concurrently with the clinical experience.

Preceptored clinical experience:  You will be placed under the supervision of a qualified preceptor in a northern primary care setting. Each week in addition to your clinical hours, you should expect to complete at least 6 hours of concurrent theory and participate in online learning activities. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Practice in accordance with federal and provincial/territorial legislation, professional and ethical standards and values, and policy relevant to additional authorized practice.
  2. Provide health care services in the role of additional authorized practice in collaboration with others.
  3. Identify evidence-informed research to manage common medical disorders.
  4. Demonstrate therapeutic interpersonal and procedural skills.
  5. Provide care for conditions covered by the clinical decision tools
  6. Provide care for communicable diseases. 
  7. Provide care for genitourinary health across genders and ages
  8. Provide care for common integumentary conditions.
  9. Provide care for common emergencies in the practice including pain.
  10. Provide care with consideration to situational and cultural contexts
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