This course provides learners with the foundational knowledge for caring and professional communication in nursing. It uses an experiential and self-reflective approach to develop self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills in the context of safe, competent, and collaborative nursing practice. Communication theory, the nurse-client relationship, therapeutic communication, cross-cultural communication, and effective teamwork will be covered. The learner is provided with an opportunity to develop professional communication skills with the clients requiring end of life care.
Course code: NURS 2101
Length: 45.0 hours
PrerequisitesAdmission to the Access to Practical Nursing Program.
CorequisitesNURS 2102 - Professional Practice A; NURS 2103 - Health Promotion A; NURS 2104 - Variations in Health A; NURS 2105 - Pharmacology A; NURS 2106 - Integrated Nursing Practice A
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.