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Professional Communication PNUR 1120*

Course Description

This course is for both Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).  Learners will discuss and have an opportunity to practice therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and patient teaching strategies and examine the roles and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse engaging in critical thinking and clinical decision making. A variety of learning activities will be utilized to maximize effective communication strategies for the workplace using case scenarios and role plays.

Please note:  Applicants intending to register for Consolidated Clinical (PNUR 1130) are required to show proof of English proficiency.  Please see the Consolidated Clinical website for full details.

Course Format

This is an onsite course at KPU’s Langley Campus.  Learners are required to attend all days and fully participate in class.  No exceptions.

Course Cost

$650.00 CAD, plus GST    (Please note: All Faculty of Health, Professional Studies course fees are non-refundable/non-transferrable)

Course Grade

Successful grade for this course is Mastery

Learners who are not successful in PNUR 1120, Professional Communications may attempt the course for a second time. Learners requesting a second attempt are required to seek permission from the Director, in writing. Learners are advised to contact their Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body for advisement if they are not successful after a second attempt. No exceptions. Please note, there is no appeal mechanism within KPU for students receiving non-mastery.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible to register, applicants must have one of the following:

  • Completion of KPU Competency Assessment and Enhancement for Nurses’ (CAEN) assessment
  • A letter or email referral from Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body
  • Current nursing licensure

How to Register

Registration is completed via Flexreg.  The course to search is PNUR 1120.

Registration deadline

Registration closes just prior to the start of each session.

Current Course Schedule (Please note: schedule is subject to change)

Current course schedules are available on Flexreg by searching PNUR 1120, select "Course Details", select "Meeting times".

Text books

None required


Please contact our Program Assistant at 604.599.2232 or email