Competency Modules – LPN

We offer a range of competency modules addressing content currently in the LPN Scope of Practice.

The following modules are coordinated through the Centre for Nursing Studies:

  • Intramuscular Injection Module – provides the LPN with the necessary knowledge to safely prepare and administer medications via the intramuscular route.
  • Intradermal Injection Module – provides the LPN with the necessary knowledge to safely administer medications via the intradermal route.
  • Intravenous Therapy Administration Module – provides the LPN with the necessary knowledge to safely administer and monitor care for a client receiving intravenous therapy.
  • Blood and Blood Product Administration Module – provides the LPN with the necessary knowledge to safely administer and monitor care for a client receiving blood and blood products. Pre-requisite: Intravenous Therapy Administration Module.
  • Immunization Module – provides the LPN with the necessary knowledge to safely prepare and administer immunizations through various routes. Pre-requisite: Imtramuscular and Intradermal Modules.
  • IV Medication Administration Module – provides the LPN with the necessary knowledge to safely administer IV medications. Pre-requisite: Intravenous Therapy Administration Module.
  • IV Initiation Module – provides the nurse with the necessary theoretical and clinical skills required for initiation and care of IV therapy.
  • Hypodermocylsis Module – The purpose of this self-learning module is to prepare LPNs to initiate hypodermoclysis therapy for clients. Pre-requisite: Intravenous Therapy Administation Module.
  • Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) Module – The purpose of this self-learning module is to prepare LPNs to safely care for clients with CVADs (tunneled versus non-tunneled catheters, short-term vascular access devices i.e. CVP lines, PICC lines and implanted ports). Pre-requisite required: Intravenous Therapy Administation Module.
  • Wound Care – The purpose of this self-learning module is to prepare nurses to provide wound care for clients with all types of wounds. This module, supplemented by relevant readings, will provide the nurse with the necessary theoretical and clinical skills required for the provision of wound care.  Upon successful completion of the theoretical component of the module, the nurse will be required to first observe a wound care procedure and then demonstrate wound care according to the performance appraisal criteria provided.

Inquiries

For program or course registration information, please contact the Registrar for Continuing Nursing Studies, Catherine Rice, by email at catherine.e.rice@mun.ca or by phone at 709-777-8174.

For all other inquiries, please contact the Coordinator for Continuing Nursing Studies, Natasha Churchill by email at natasha.churchill@mun.ca or by phone at 709-777-8196.

Application

If you are interested completed a module, please fill the Application form for competency modules (PDF). Applications must be completed and fees submitted to the Registrar for Continuing Nursing Studies.

External Health-Care Agencies

The following modules are available for purchase by health-care agencies for LPNs. Agencies are responsible for supervising and testing student competency.

  • Male & Female Catheterization – provides LPN with the necessary theoretical and clinical skills required for urinary catheterization.
  • Gastrointestinal Tube Feedings and Nasogastric Suctioning – provides the LPN with the necessary theoretical and clinical skills required for gastrointestinal tube feedings.
  • Oxygen Therapy & Oral Suctioning – provides the LPN with the necessary theoretical and clinical skills required for oxygen therapy and oral suctioning.
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Last updated: 2021-07-15