Pt. 1. Health and health care in Canada. Health and wellness -- The Canadian health care system -- The development of nursing in Canada -- Community health nursing practice -- Caring for the cancer survivor.
Pt. 2. Foundations of nursing practice. Theoretical foundations of nursing practice -- Research as a basis for practice -- Nursing values and ethics -- Legal implications in nursing practice -- Culture and ethnicity -- Nursing leadership, management, and collaborative practice.
Pt. 3. Approaches to nursing care. Critical thinking in nursing practice -- Nursing assessment and diagnosis -- Planning and implementing nursing care -- Evaluation of nursing care -- Documenting and reporting -- Nursing informatics and Canadian nursing practice.
Pt. 4. Working with clients and families. Communication -- Caring in nursing practice -- Family nursing -- Client education.
Pt. 5. Caring through the lifespan. Developmental theories -- Conception through adolescence -- Young to middle adulthood -- Older adulthood.
Pt. 6. Psychosocial considerations. Self-concept -- Sexuality -- Spiritual health -- The experience of loss, death, and grief -- Stress and adaptation.
Pt. 7. Scientific basis for nursing practice. Vital signs -- Health assessment and physical examination -- Infection control -- Medication administration -- Contemporary and alternative therapies.
Pt. 8. Basic psychological needs. Activity and exercise -- Client safety -- Hygiene -- Cardiopulmonary functioning and oxygenation -- Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances -- Sleep -- Pain and comfort -- Nutrition -- Urinary elimination -- Bowel elimination.
Pt. 9. Clients with special needs. Mobility and immobility -- Skin integrity and wound care -- Sensory alterations -- Care of surgical clients.