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Orientation and Student Success Skills
In this course you will be reintroduced to the essential skills that all nurses employ. It will set you up for success by utilizing a strengths-based, best-practices approach to effective study habits, life skills, communication, accountability, teamwork, and self-awareness.
Personal and Professional Development
The Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Skills Certificate is a series of six workshops that cover professionalism, service, feedback, diversity, conflict resolution and leadership in the Canadian workplace.
Health 1: Interpersonal Communications
This course focuses on patient-care and the importance of communication. You will have the opportunity to develop and use communication techniques that demonstrate self-awareness, respect, active listening, and a greater sensitivity for your patients.
Introduction to Practice
This course introduces you to the Canadian health care system and the roles and responsibilities of a Health Care Assistant (HCA) in B.C.
Health and Healing: Concepts for Practice
Building on your nursing knowledge, students will focus on concepts of caring and person-centered care; basic human needs and human development; and family, culture and diversity as they relate to health and healing. Students will develop problem-solving skills that will be essential to their practice. Upon successful completion of all the HCAA Courses*, you will be prepared to practice as an HCA in B.C.
Healing 1: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges
This course expands on your knowledge of the typical structure and function of the human body as it ages. You will explore common challenges to health and healing in relation to each body system in residential/community and acute care settings. The importance of person-centred practice, particularly at end-of-life, will be explored.
Health 2: Lifestyle and Choices
This course focuses on the benefits of a holistic, multifaceted approach to health care. You will begin by reflecting on your own health and the impact of lifestyle choices, and adopt a more holistic approach to health and healing.
Healing 2: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges
In this course, you will explore concepts and care-giving approaches that will support individuals experiencing cognitive and mental challenges. The emphasis is on supporting clients with dementia, recognizing responsive behaviors and identifying person-centered intervention strategies.
Medical Terminology in the Canadian Health Care Setting
This course focuses on medical terminology in the Canadian healthcare setting. This course includes an overview of diagnostic procedures and pharmacology.
Regulation of Professional Practice
This course explores nursing regulations in British Columbia, including government legislation and the Health Professions Act. This course will cover the competencies and scope of practice for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, as regulated by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Canadian Nursing Workplace Communications
This course covers professional communication in the health care setting in Canada. Nursing guidelines are introduced and various communication techniques and strategies are explored. This course reinforces the importance of effective team communication, particularly as it relates to in-patient safety.
Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
This course presents nursing assessments and interventions for medical-surgical problems in adults. Students will review anatomy, physiology, health history and physical assessments. Common diagnostic studies, expected results, and nursing accountabilities based on an RN’s scope of practice are explored in detail.
Home Support / Assisted Living Practicum
This practice course provides you with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills form all other courses with individuals and families in a community setting. Prior to you going out on practicum, you will participate in a home support/assisted living simulated lab. Opportunity will be provided for you to become more familiar with the role of the HCA within a home support/Assisted Living agency and gain abilities that will prepare you to assume the role of the Health Care Assistant within the Community. You will work closely with a home support preceptor who will act as your mentor and guide, encouraging you to apply insight, critical thinking skills, and self-awareness in the reality of a work setting.
Career & Workplace Preparation
In this course, you will learn to network effectively (online and in person), to search and apply for jobs, and to prepare targeted resumes and cover letters. You will be provided with coaching and individualized instructor feedback on your resume, cover letter, and interview skills.
Medical Terminology in the Canadian Healthcare Setting
This course introduces the fundamental concepts essential to be successful in the Medical Terminology in the Canadian Healthcare Setting Course.
Medical terminology is a specialized language that is used in the health care setting by health care professionals such as nurses, doctors, and other allied health care workers. This course will introduce you to Medical Terminology and the different systems in the human body. You will need to learn the structure and function of all the systems of the human body, such as: skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Nervous, Integumentary, Endocrine and Reproductive.
By gaining an understanding of the structure and function of the systems of the human body you will be able to apply the medical terminology in various sectors. You will also be given an overview about Diagnostic Procedures, Nuclear Medicine and Pharmacology.