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CPR & First Aid

St. Clair College is pleased to announce that CPR and First Aid courses are now being delivered in partnership with Second Chance CPR.

Please note: if you have taken a recertification course once, you must take the full course the next time.

Replacement certificates: $20.00


INFANT & CHILD CPR
HSC 151N
This course teaches an emergency approach on how to manage infants and children in cardiac/respiratory medical emergencies and render lifesaving care until professional help arrives. Students will receive a wallet card CPR Level B. $32.00
FALL
WIN
070 1568 Nov 22, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
070 1310 Feb 21, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P

STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR C FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
HSC 159N
This 16 hour course teaches an emergency approach on how to manage medical emergencies and render lifesaving care until professional help arrives. Includes skill stations, scenario based learning, applications, and a written exam. Standard First Aid certificate (3 year) and CPR Level C HCP (1 year) certification is awarded on completion. $100.00
FALL
WIN
050 1779 Sep 22, 23, 24, 25, Mon-Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]
WIN
070 1842 Sep 27- 28, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WIN
071 1841 Oct 4-5, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WIN
072 1702 Oct 18-19, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WIN
073 1567 Nov 8-9, Sat, Sun 9:00A-5:00P
CHA
570 1494 Oct 18, 25, Sat, 9:00A-5:00P
CHA
571 1495 Nov 29, Dec 6, Sat, 9:00A-5:00P
WINTER
WIN
070 1127 Feb 7-8, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WIN
071 1124 Mar 7-8, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WIN
072 1215 Apr 18-19, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHA
570 1800 Jan 31, Feb 7, Sat, 9:00A-5:00P
CHA
571 1801 Apr 11, 18, Sat, 9:00A-5:00P

BASIC RESCUER CPR C HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
HSC 180N
Delivered by Second Chance CPR, this course will teach participants to describe the Chain of Survival and how it applies in their own lives and show competency at a professional level in responding in a cardiopulmonary emergency involving an infant, child or adult. $43.75
FALL
WIN
070 1854 Sep 27, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WIN
071 1853 Oct 25, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P [Course Closed]
WIN
072 1950 Nov 15, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHA
570 1496 Sep 20, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHA
571 1497 Nov 8, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINTER
WIN
070 1075 Feb 4, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WIN
071 1074 Apr 11, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHA
570 1149 Jan 24, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHA
571 1799 Mar 28, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P

CPR C HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WITH AED
HSC 182N
Delivered by Second Chance CPR, this course will re-certify the student in CPR C for Health Care Providers and AED. This course is designed for people who work in an area where a Public Access Defibrillator is available, or for personnel who are looking to further their medical training. Course includes anticipation/planning of a cardiac arrest, step by step instructions on how to successfully use a defibrillator, care and stabilization of a patient. Medical Delegation, quality assurance reviews and policies and procedures. $75.00
FALL
WIN
070 2127 Sep 6, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WIN
071 2128 Nov 22, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHA
550 2130 Oct 8, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
CHA
570 2131 Sep 6, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINTER
WIN
070 2077 Feb 28, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WIN
071 2078 Apr 25, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHA
570 2080 Jan 10, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHA
571 2081 Mar 21, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P

CPR C HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
WITH STANDARD FIRST AID AND DEFIBRILLATION
HSC 183N
Delivered by Second Chance CPR, this course introduces participants to the standard First Aid and Level C CPR appropriate for health care providers by covering all major topics, such as: chocking, airway and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission. This course is also suitable for first responder in the workplace. $165.00
FALL
WIN
070 1852 Sep 6-7, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WIN
071 1951 Nov 29-30, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P [Course Closed]
WIN
072 5510 Dec 13-14, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHA
570 1699 Sep 20, 27, Sat, 9:00A-5:00P
CHA
571 1700 Nov 15, 22, Sat, 9:00A-5:00P
WINTER
WIN
070 1690 Jan 18-19, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WIN
071 1214 March 22-23, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WIN
072 5300 Jan 10-11, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHA
570 1798 Jan 10, 11, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHA
571 1639 Mar 21, 28, Sat, 9:00A-5:00P

Personal Support Worker

The 600 hour Personal Support Worker program replaces the Health Care Aide and Home Support Worker programs. It will educate individuals to work with the frail elderly, physically challenged, mothers and newborns, and persons with special needs in long term care facilities and/or in the community at large.

Those wishing to attend this program MUST attend the meeting held at the Chatham campus on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm or at the Windsor Campus on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:30 pm. Rooms TBA.
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Ontario Secondary School Diploma

HEALTH REQUIREMENT
Accepted applicants must submit prior to entry into the Program proof of:

  • A satisfactory medical examination
  • An up-to-date immunization record including a Hepatitis B titre (within the last 24 months).

Please Note: A Flu vaccine will be required for specific clinical placements.

CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
Employers who provide our clinical placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the clinical setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student and at the student's expense.  A police clearance and mask fitting certificate will be required prior to entry into the clinical setting.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

PNR 118G
Cultural Diversity in Health
PSW 119
Health Promotion & Common Health Conditions
PSW 126
Professional & Skills Management
PSW 127
Health & Safety Promotion
PSW 128
Practicum I - Lab & Clinical
PSW 200
Mental Health & Dementia Studies
PSW 203
Promoting Well-Being, Comfort & Palliative Care
PSW 209
Family Studies & Community Care
PSW 211
Consolidation in Long Term Care Facility (Pre-Grad)
PSW 212
Consolidation in Community (Pre-Grad)
PSW 213
Practicum II - Clinical

COURSES MUST BE TAKEN SEQUENTIALLY, BEGINNING IN THE FALL SEMESTER. For more information please call 519-972-2727, ext. 4501 in Windsor and ext. 3260 in Chatham.


CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH
PNR 118G
This course will allow the student to develop knowledge and better understand the role of cultural diversity in health and illness in Canada. Theoretical models and assessment tools will be used to examine the diversity of cultural beliefs, values and practices that impact the health of individuals and groups. Students will reflect upon and comprehend their own culture as it relates to work and their daily lives. 3 units of credit. $551.20 (tuition $541.20, materials $10.00)
FALL
WIN
050 1258 Sep 3-26, Mon, Wed, Fri, 6:00P-10:00P
CHA
550 1274 Nov 27-Dec 22, Mon, Wed, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

PROFESSIONALISM & SKILLS MANAGEMENT
PSW 126
This course introduces the concept of individuality of all persons. The role and scope of practice of the PSW is examined in depth. Elements of communication (verbal and written), therapeutic skills and relationships, communication concepts and strategies, reading, listening and exposure to computer documentation will be discussed. 3 units of credit. $276.20 (tuition $266.20, materials $10.00)
FALL
WIN
050 1123 Sep 29-Oct 22, Mon, Wed, Fri, 6:00P-10:00P
CHA
550 1307 Sep 8-Oct 1, Mon, Wed, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

HEALTH PROMOTION & COMMON HEALTH CONDITIONS
PSW 119
This course examines the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body, aging changes and common diseases will be discussed in relation to corresponding body systems. 4 units of credit. Windsor: $348.80 (tuition $338.80, materials $10.00) Chatham: $373.00 (tuition $363.00, materials $10.00)
FALL
WIN
051 1335 Oct 24-Nov 24, Mon, Wed, Fri, 6:00P-10:00P
CHA
550 1309 Oct 23-Nov 26, Mon, Wed, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

HEALTH & SAFETY PROMOTION
PSW 127
This course is designed to assist the student to identify and respond to the physical, social and emotional needs of the client. It will enable the student to develop the knowledge to support the client’s personal care requirements, aspects of safety as it relates to both client and worker, and concepts of abuse. 2 units of credit. $203.60 (tuition $193.60, materials $10.00)
FALL
WIN
050 1024 Nov 26-Dec 12, Mon, Wed, Fri, 6:00P-10:00P
CHA
550 1308 Oct 2-Oct 22, Mon, Wed, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

PRACTICUM 1 - LAB & CLINICAL
PSW 128
This course applies theoretic knowledge to practical application in the lab and Long Term Care settings. This is a supervised and evaluated experience. 9 units of credit. Windsor: $810.70, Chatham: $798.60
FALL
CHA
550 1310 Sep 27-Feb 5, Every Other Sat then Mon, Wed, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]
WINTER
WIN
050 1547 Jan 5-Mar 4, Mon, Wed, Fri

MENTAL HEALTH & DEMENTIA STUDIES
PSW 200
This course will introduce students to common conditions of cognitive impairment, substance abuse and mental illness. They will also learn basic approaches and techniques to assist the client with these conditions. 2 units of credit. $227.80 (tuition $217.80, materials $10.00)
WINTER
WIN
050 1681 Mar 6-Mar 25, Mon, Wed, Fri, 6:00P-10:00P
CHA
550 1168 Mar 25-Apr 13, Mon, Wed, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

PROMOTING WELL BEING, COMFORT & PALLIATIVE CARE
PSW 203
This course will introduce the student to concepts of prevention, maintenance, rehabilitation/restoration, palliation in supporting maximum function and comfort of the client. The student will develop an understanding of the concept of terminal illness and dying as part of life and its impact on the client/family and worker. The student will develop knowledge on how to assist the client with their administration of medication. 2 units of credit. $227.80 (tuition $217.80, materials $10.00)
WINTER
WIN
050 1683 Apr 17-May 7, Mon, Wed, Fri, 6:00P-10:00P
CHA
550 1619 Feb 9-Mar 2, Mon, Wed, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

FAMILY STUDIES AND COMMUNITY CARE
PSW 209
This course is designed to assist students to understand characteristics of today’s families. The student will develop an awareness of and sensitivity to family’s reactions to the worker’s presence, family routines, effects of illness, stress and disability on family relationships, preferences and involvement in family decision making, approaches in balancing caregiving and rest, skills related to infant, child care, and assisting a child with special needs. The student will also assist the client with household activities according to client preferences, comfort and safety. 2 units of credit. $227.80 (tuition $217.80, materials $10.00)
WINTER
WIN
050 1682 Mar 27-Apr 15, Mon, Wed, Fri, 6:00P-10:00P
CHA
550 1167 Mar 4-23, Mon, Wed, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

PSW PRACTICUM II
PSW 213
This course continues from semester 1 and applies theoretic knowledge to practical application in the lab and Long Term Care settings. This is a supervised and evaluated experience. 5 units of credit. $435.60
WINTER
CHA
550 1169 Feb 14-Apr 27, Every other Sat then Mon, Wed, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

CONSOLIDATION IN COMMUNITY SETTING PSW 212 and CONSOLIDATION IN LONG TERM CARE
PSW 211 will be offered in Spring 2015.


Accelerated Personal Support Worker Program

The Accelerated PSW Program is for Health Care Aides Bridging to Personal Support Worker status. Utilizing an accelerated delivery model will assist experienced Health Care Aides to obtain the Personal Support Worker Certificate needed in today's competitive environment. Advanced standing for PSW 128, PSW 211, and PSW 213 will be granted to those who can provide evidence of 500 hours of practice as a Health Care Aide in the long term care setting within the previous five years.

Coming soon. Dates, times, location and fees TBA. To receive further information, contact Virginia Janisse, vjanisse@stclaircollege.ca or (519) 972-2727 ext. 5200.

Academic Pathway for Nurses Returning to Practice

St. Clair College offers a wide variety of courses to meet the needs of nurses (RNs and RPNs and nursing students) returning to practice. These courses meet the needs of Canadian-trained nurses and Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) who have been assessed by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and who are required to meet designated theory and clinical elements. This academic pathway provides nurses with an opportunity to update and enhance their nursing knowledge and skills based on individual learning needs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
All applicants to this academic pathway should consult the program co-ordinator to develop an individual academic plan. Please call 972-2727 ext. 4501 to start this process. Canadian nurses and IENs who have been assessed by the CNO must submit a copy of their letter. Eligible candidates must have Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status. To enroll, you are required to have current registration with the CNO, or a letter of remediation from the CNO; or completion of an Ontario Certificate/ Diploma Nursing Program; or permission from the Continuing Education Nursing Studies Coordinator.

A completed health record, a current CPR level C certificate and a clear police check (level 2), as designated by the College, are needed prior to admission to any of the clinical courses. Please ensure you have the correct forms from St Clair College prior to obtaining the health record and police check.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CLINICAL NURSING COURSES
Before any student is allowed into any clinical placement (except the SCC nursing lab), students must have obtained:

  • A current Police Clearance with a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check obtained. Current St Clair College Health Passport. Health forms may be obtained from health nurse Room 165
  • Flu Immunization in the Winter months
  • Professional Mask Fitting Certificate (HCE 113)
  • Pre clinical courses HCE 112 & HCE 113 It is expected the student will carry the police clearance, SCC Health Passport & mask fitting certificate with you when in the clinical area. You may be asked for it at any time. Students will not be allowed into clinical areas without the above. Pre Requisites: PNR 501/HCE 108, PNR 502, PNR 514/HCE 123N

CLINICAL SKILLS FOR NURSES
PNR 502
This course review common clinical skills for RN's and RPN's and nursing students. The student is expected to perform simulated lab practice with principle based rationale. Skills covered include care of clients with alterations in: the integumentary system (i.e. catheter insertion and irrigations), respiration (i.e. Suctioning, trach care, chest tubes) and mobilization (i.e. slings, bandaging, traction, and casts). After completion of this course the nurse would need clinical supervision before performing these skills independently. 2 units of credit. $310.20 (tuition $295.20, $15.00 materials)
FALL
WIN
050 1257 Oct 7-Nov 11, Tue, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

NURSE REFRESHER: COMMUNITY
HCE 105
This theory course is designed to review the concepts of Community Nursing. An overview of the health of Canadians, community health theories, tools of the community nurse, best practice guidelines, culture and ethical/legal issues are covered. Environmental health and safety, communicable disease control, and healthy partnerships are discussed. The course focuses on nursing care of the community, family, and vulnerable populations including health promotion and illness/injury prevention and community/family in crisis. This course is an overview only and the student wanting to specialize in community nursing practice would need further study in her/his particular area of practice. 2 units of credit. $347.90 (tuition $344.40, $3.50 materials)
WINTER
WIN
050 1561 Mar 5-Apr 16, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P

NURSE REFRESHER: GERONTOLOGY
HCE 106
This course is designed to review the general concepts gerontological nursing. The student is expected to come to class with a good understanding of the physiological changes of aging. The theories of aging, health promotion/maintenance of the elderly, common mental/physical health problems of the older adult, and ethical, legal and cultural considerations are covered in this course. Strategies for care of the aged, using best practice guidelines are reviewed. This course is an overview only and the student wanting to specialize in gerontological nursing practice would need further study. 1 units of credit. $151.10 (tuition $147.60, $3.50 materials)
WINTER
WIN
051 1132 Jan 22-Feb 5, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P

NURSE REFRESHER: MENTAL HEALTH
HCE 110N
This theory course is designed to review the general concepts of Mental Health Nursing. Mental Health in Ontario and the Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing are reviewed. Therapeutic relationships, mental health assessment, crisis intervention, culture, ethical/legal issues, and best practice guidelines in care of those with mental health problems are examined. Nursing care of clients with mental health issues such as: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, thought disorders, episodic cognitive impairment disturbances (aggression, confusion delirium, and dementia), and substance related disorders are studied. This course is an overview only and the student wanting to specialize in psychiatric nursing practice would need further study. 1 units of credit. $151.10 (tuition $147.60, $3.50 materials)
WINTER
WIN
051 1687 Feb 12-Feb 26, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P

NURSE REFRESHER: HEALTH ASSESSMENT
HCE 108N
This course will provide the health care profession with an increased understanding of the holistic health history and increased competence in performing a physical examination. The techniques of interviewing, inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation and various assessment tools will be implemented to increase proficiency in performing systematic health assessments of individuals across the life span. The focus will be on normal variations encountered in clinical practice. Case studies, peer assessment, and simulated experiences will be utilized to further develop critical thinking skills in relation to health assessment, health promotion and risk prevention. 3 units of credit. $551.20 (tuition $541.20, $10.00 materials)
FALL
WIN
050 1673 Sep 18-Nov 27, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

NURSE REFRESHER: CLINICAL E
HCE 116N
The course is a continuous practice to simulate full time work experience. It provides the student with the opportunity to apply concepts, theory and skills for the care of clients with complex health care needs. The course includes advanced critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. Management, leadership and teamwork skills, along with reflective practice are emphasized to facilitate the student to become independent at the novice level. 13 units of credit. $1210.00
FALL
WIN
050 1565 Sep 8-Nov 27, Individually arranged

NURSE REFRESHER: CLINICAL F
HCE 117N
The course is a continuous practice to simulate full time work experience. It provides the student with the opportunity to apply concepts, theory and skills for the care of clients with complex health care needs. The course includes advanced critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. Management, leadership and teamwork skills, along with reflective practice are emphasized to facilitate the student to become independent at the novice level. 20 units of credit. $1815.00
FALL
WIN
050 1566 Sep 2-Dec 13, Individually arranged

THEORY OF FAMILY CENTERED CARE
HCE 120N
This review course covers the theory related to the nursing care of childbearing families, infants, children and adolescent clients. The nursing process, health promotion and adaptation are the key concepts applied in caring for the normal client throughout these various stages of growth and development. The care of these clients with common physical and psychosocial alterations is also examined. Ethical and legal issues related to the above life stages will be explored. This is a review course and the extent of the returning nurse’s knowledge level determines the amount of preparation needed before class to be successful. 3 units of credit. Total Fee $303.10 (Tuition $254.10, access fee $49.00) Text extra.
FALL
WIN
065 31630 Sep 29-Dec 19 (online)

NURSE REFRESHER: PHARMACOLOGY
HCE 123N
This course is designed for the health care professional who needs a refresher in basic principles of pharmacology. The common pharmacological agents will be briefly reviewed according to action, use, effect and administrative responsibilities. This course is an overview and not a repeat of an introductory pharmacology course. Pharmacology math and fundamentals of medication administration (oral, parenteral, and skin & mucous membranes) will be presented in a laboratory or simulated clinical setting. An actual clinical experience is not included in this course. 2 units of credit. $295.20
WINTER
WIN
050 1781 Jan 28-Mar 18, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P

MED SURGICAL NURSING REFRESHER
PNR 500
This course focuses on young adults, adults and older adults with complex health problems. Using critical thinking, decision-making, intervention and evaluation skills, students will study the care of clients with select physiological and psychosocial health needs. The student will learn to apply the nursing process in the care of the adult client experiencing common health alterations by facilitating an understanding of disease processes, pathophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostic tests and medical treatment for comlex medical and surgical problems. 5 units of credit. $885.60.
WINTER
WIN
050 5279 Jan 20-Apr 9, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-9:00P

RPN Bridging Program

As of January 2005, all new RPN's are required to obtain a two year Diploma in Practical Nursing as a basic requirement of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. The diploma is not required for those already registered, but existing RPN's want to upgrade to the Diploma level in order to remain competitive in the RPN work force.

Admission Requirements for RPN Bridging to a Diploma:
Students must be a Registrant of the CNO and have completed their RPN Certificate at St. Clair College between 1998 and 2002 and working within the scope/role of the RPN. RPN's who have completed their RPN Certificate earlier than this, or who were educated at a school other than St. Clair College, need to be counseled by the Continuing Education Nursing Studies Coordinator to ensure they have the basic prerequisites and to discuss a personal education plan based on individual needs (educational resume required). There may be opportunities for RPN’s currently working in the field to challenge one or more courses based on practical experience and/or prior learning. Please call Windsor 519-972-2727 ext. 4501 or Chatham 519-354-9100 ext. 3260 to start this process.

NOTE: NRS160G, PNR 501, PNR 507 & PNR 508 MUST be taken PRIOR to PNR 509A & PNR 509B.

Required Courses:
PNR160G
Ethics and Professionalism
PNR 501
Health Assessment Refresher
PNR 507

Community, Gerontology, Mental
Health Nursing Theory
PNR 508
Management, Leadership and Research
PNR 509A
RPN Bridging Clinical
PNR 509B
RPN Bridging Clinical


ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
PNR 160G
This course explores the role that codes of ethics play in the self-regulation of various professions as opposed to direct regulation of the professions by the legislature. The components of typical codes of professional ethics will be examined and students will learn how the provisions of the code are enforced and the impact of the codes on society. It will enhance the student’s understanding of core ethical issues within their chosen profession and provide the opportunity to discuss and evaluate foundational concepts of professional codes of ethics. 3 units of credit. Chatham $516.60. Online $590.20 ($541.20 includes $49.00 access fee) Text extra.
FALL
ONL
065 1084 Sep 15-Dec 5
CHA
550 1306 Sep 18-Dec 4, Thu, 6:00P-9:30P [Course Closed]

HEALTH ASSESSMENT REFRESHER
PNR 501
This course will provide the health care profession with an increased understanding of the holistic health history and increased competence in performing a physical examination. The techniques of interviewing, inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation and various assessment tools will be implemented to increase proficiency in performing systematic health assessments of individuals across the life span. The focus will be on normal variations encountered in clinical practice. Case studies, peer assessment, and simulated experiences will be utilized to further develop critical thinking skills in relation to health assessment, health promotion and risk prevention. 3 units of credit. $551.20 (tuition $541.20, materials $10.00)
FALL
WIN
050 1055 Sep 18-Nov 27, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

COMMUNITY, GERONTOLOGY & MENTAL HEALTH NURSING THEORY
PNR 507
This course is designed to review the general concepts of community, gerontological and mental health nursing. The key concepts of community nursing to be reviewed are based on epidemiology and are person, nursing, environment, and health. Mental health issues include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, thought disorders, and episodic cognitive impairment disturbances (aggression, confusion delirium, and dementia). When the concepts of gerontology are reviewed, the student is expected to come to class with a good understanding of the physiological changes of aging. Health maintenance for the elderly, special health problems of the older adult, and ethical and legal considerations are covered in the gerontological section. This course is an introduction to these specialty areas of nursing practice; however, further study would be needed by the student wanting to specialize in community, mental health or gerontological nursing practice. 3 units of credit. $649.60 (tuition $639.60, materials $10.00).
WINTER
WIN
050 1686 Jan 22-Apr 16, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
CHA
550 1199 Jan 20-Apr 14, Tue, 6:00P-10:00P

MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP AND RESEARCH
PNR 508
The purpose of this course is to enable the student to integrate theories of management into their health care practice. This course will elaborate on the concepts of professionalism, communication and health care models. Strategies of assigning/directing, delegating, supporting and coaching will be analyzed using scenarios. Management theories will provide the framework for effective decision-making. Students will learn how to select and apply research findings to support their practice. The role of professional organizations will be examined. This course will facilitate autonomous decision-making in professional practice. 3 units of credit. $551.20 (tuition $541.20, materials $10.00)
FALL
WIN
050 1299 Sep 15-Dec 1, Mon, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]
CHA
550 1131 Sep 16-Nov 25, Tue, 6:00P-10:00P [Course Closed]

PHARMACOLOGY REFRESHER THEORY
PNR 514
This course is designed for the health care professional who needs a refresher in basic principles of pharmacology. The common pharmacological agents will be briefly reviewed according to action, use, effect and administrative responsibilities. This course is an overview and not a repeat of an introductory pharmacology course. Pharmacology math and fundamentals of medication administration (oral, parenteral, and skin and mucous membranes) will be presented in a laboratory or simulated clinical setting. An actual clinical experience is not included in this course. 2 units of credit. $295.20
WINTER
WIN
050 1544 Jan 28-Mar 18, Wed, 6:00P-9:00P

RPN BRIDGING CLINICAL A
PNR 509A
The focus of this clinical experience is to apply the theoretical concepts learned in this bridging program: assessment, ethics, community, mental health, gerontology, management, leadership and research; and to promote a more advanced level of critical thinking. The student will be expected to follow the CNO standards and guidelines and apply advanced RPN competencies. The student will work in a preceptor type of clinical learning environment. The clinical placement will try to give this experienced RPN an enriching experience in a particular area in which s/he lacks applied knowledge or in an area of special interest to expand her/his depth and breadth of knowledge (i.e. the RPN may currently be applying many of the concepts in the workplace but has little experience in community, so a community placement is arranged; or has applied all the concepts but wants to strengthen one's leadership abilities in which a clinical management position would be an appropriate placement). The main focus for this section of the clinical experience is on management of care of clients as opposed to the RPN administrator, educator and researcher roles. 3 units of credit. $516.60
FALL
CHA
550 1145 Individually arranged
WINTER
CHA
550 1696 Individually arranged

RPN BRIDGING CLINICAL B
PNR 509B
The focus of this clinical experience is to apply the theoretical concepts learned in this bridging program: assessment, ethics, community, mental health, gerontology, management, leadership and research; and to promote a more advanced level of critical thinking. The student will be expected to follow the CNO standards and guidelines and apply advanced RPN competencies. The student will work in a fairly independent preceptor type of clinical learning environment. The student will be expected to do nursing research and produce a viable product which supports improvement in the quality of the nursing environment/workplace (i.e. participate in workplace research, or prepare and present a needed education product for the workplace, or prepare and present a proposal to management to initiate effective change in the workplace). The main focus of this half of the clinical experience is on the RPN roles of administrator, educator and researcher rather than management of client care. 3 units of credit. $516.60
FALL
CHA
550 1317 Individually arranged
WINTER
CHA
550 1697 Individually arranged

Additional Nurse Upgrading Courses

INTRAVENOUS INFUSION THERAPY COURSE
HCE 127N
This course addresses the fundamental concepts related to caring for clients receiving IV therapy. Course content will include all IV access lines (central and peripheral sites), IV medication administration and drug interactions, review of necessary equipment, dressing protocols, IV initiation, client assessment, and appropriate nursing care. This course includes classroom instruction as well as hands on experience within a simulation lab. The course is suitable for 4th year Collaborative Nursing Students, 2nd year Practical Nursing students, or RNs and RPNs who wish to refresh their skills. $206.23 (tuition $130.00, $52.50 materials, HST $23.73)
FALL
WIN
070 5233 Sep 26-27, Fri, 5:00P-9:30P, Sat, 8:30A-5:30P [Course Closed]
WIN
071 5234 Nov 21-22, Fri, 5:00P-9:30P, Sat, 8:30A-5:30P [Course Closed]
CHA
550 1949 Nov 22 & 29, Sat, 8:30A-5:00P
WINTER
WIN
070 2103 Jan 16-17, Fri, 5:00P-9:30P, Sat, 8:30A-5:30P
WIN
071 2104 Mar 13-14 Fri, 5:00P-9:30P, Sat, 8:30A-5:30P

BASIC FOOT CARE FOR RN, RPN
RGN 135N
This 12 hour course will enable the RN or RPN to use the June 1997 Nursing Foot care Standards to practice foot care on children, adults and the elderly in an institution of community setting. It will teach the nurse to assess and recognize both soft tissue lesions such as calluses, corns, veruca warts, athletes’ foot, and boney deformities such as bunions, claw toes, hammer toes, and others. The course will focus on health professionals as required. The second day will consist of all day hands on practice in both the lab and a clinical facility. Students are asked to have at least 1 month growth on nails. $222.60 (tuition $200.00, materials $20.00, HST $2.60)
FALL
CHA
550 1498 Oct 18, 19, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-4:00P
WINTER
CHA
550 1077 Apr 11, 12, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-4:00P

ADVANCED FOOT CARE FOR RN, RPN
RGN 140N
This three day course, will teach the nurse to assess and document high risk feet. It will focus on diabetic feet and Canadian protocols for recognition of ulcers, as well as a full day of experience padding and strapping for purposes of deflection, cushioning and pain relief. Nail packing and reduction of the Rams Horn Nail will be taught and practiced in the clinical experience at a long term care facility. This course will be taught to the June 1997 Nursing Foot care Standards. Pre-Requisite: RGN 135N. $297.60 (tuition $275.00, materials $20.00, HST $2.60)
FALL
CHA
550 1499 Oct 25-27, Sat, Sun, Mon, 9:00A-4:00P
WINTER
CHA
550 1166 Apr 18-20, Sat, Sun, Mon, 9:00A-4:00P

Level II Dental Assisting Theory And Clinical

These courses are being offered in response to impending government legislation to regulate Ontario dental assistants. It is estimated that this will occur by early 2013. Those who complete this training will be qualified to take the National Dental Assisting Examining Board Examination. Please note that the cost of the exam is not included in the course fees.

Current Ontario Legislation requires this certification to legally deliver the following services in office: application and removal of rubber dam, selective coronal polishing (no instrumentation), preliminary impressions for study models, OHI, dietary counseling relative to dentistry, fluoride treatments, sealant application, application of topical anesthetics, application of desensitizing agents, whitening the coronal portion of the teeth, fabrication of mouth guards and polishing amalgam restorations. The following procedures will be taught and delivered in the office, pending government approval - application and removal of matrix bands and wedges and placement of cavity varnishes and liners.

Admission Requirements:
Proof of Certified Level I Dental Assisting

Applicants must provide the following before enrolment:
  1. A satisfactory medical examination that includes a Mantoux skin test (tuberculosis) and proof of Hepatitis B immunization.
  2. Proof of current First Aid and CPR Level C certification.

MLT Transfer Assessment

MLT TRANSFER ASSESSMENT
MDL 100AN
Applicants for the Transfer Assessment will have records of their MLT training, experience, and other course work assessed for equivalency to the St. Clair College program so that the existing transfer agreement between St. Clair and the University of Windsor can be utilized. If the documentation required confirms equivalency to a St. Clair College MLT graduate with a GPA of at least 3.0, the applicant will receive an official statement of eligibility to apply for up to 17 credits at the University of Windsor. For further information, please contact Laurie Hart at 519-972-2727 ext. 4454, by fax at 519-972-0801 or by email lhart@stclaircollege.ca. $271.20 (tuition $240.00, HST $31.20)
WINTER
WIN
050 1763 Sep 15-Dec 12
WINTER
WIN
050 1564 Jan 19-Apr 24

VISA SCREEN FOR MLT/SCIENCE GRADUATES
VIS 100
Applicants for the CGFNS Visa Screen process will have records (Official Transcript) of their MLT training, experience, and other course work assessed for hours equivalency to be provided to the International Commission on Healthcare Professions (ICHP). MLS applicants must provide a signed copy of the “Request for Academic Records of Clinical Laboratory Scientists and Clinical Laboratory Technicians for Visa Screen” for application to be processed. For further information, please contact Jan Maxwell at 519-972-2727 ext. 4442 or by e-mail jmaxwell@stclaircollege.ca. $169.50 (tuition $150.00, HST $19.50)
FALL
WIN
060 2129 individually arranged
WINTER
WIN
060 2079 individually arranged

Distance Education

All distance education Anatomy & Physiology testing is conducted on site at St. Clair College. If you are having your tests mailed to the test center at a college or university in your area, you may have to pay for a proctor. Once you are registered in these courses, please see Bonnie in Room 36 (South Campus) or call (519) 972-2727 ext. 4501.


HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
BIO 145
The first of two courses which exhibit the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the human body, as well as related microbiology. The topics of study include cells, tissues, and microbiology, as well as the following body systems: integumentary, musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive. The concepts of homeostasis, adaptation, and pathology are introduced.3 units of credit. $290.40 Text extra. Delivered by paper-based correspondence.
FALL
DIS
060 1252 Sep 15-Dec 12
WINTER
DIS
060 1407 Jan 19-Apr 24

HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
BIO 245
The second of two courses which applies the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, pathology to the study of the human body and build upon and integrates the knowledge gained in BI145. The topics of study include fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolism, and genetics. The systems which are studied are the nervous, sensory, endocrine, urinary, lymphatic (immunology), and reproductive. The concepts of homeostasis and adaptation as well as pathology are introduced. Pre-requisite: BIO145. 3 units of credit. $290.40 Text extra. Delivered by paper-based correspondence.
FALL
DIS
060 1256 Sep 15-Dec 12
WINTER
DIS
060 1408 Jan 19-Apr 24

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Register early to make sure you get into the course you want!

Start and end dates are indicated beneath each course description.

Questions?
Call 519-972-2711 (Windsor) or 519-354-9100 (Chatham)
or 1-800-387-0524 (toll-free) or send an e-mail to coned@stclaircollege.ca.

Registration Info:

Campus Legend:

ONL
Online Delivery
WIN
South Campus
2000 Talbot Rd. W. Windsor
CHA
Thames Campus
1001 Grand Ave. W. Chatham
DIS
Distance Learning by paper-based correspondence