This course provides students with baseline theoretical knowledge for diagnosing and treating various sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Students will apply the theory learned to the development of clinical skills, within the scope of certified nursing practice, with clients experiencing or at risk for STIs. Comprehensive assessment integrates history or present illness and review of systems into the sexual history when appropriate. Registered Nurses seeking certification in Reproductive Health with the CRNBC must complete both NSPN 7735 theory course & NSPN 7736 – Sexually Transmitted Infections Management Clinical Course within one year. Students must be CRNBC registered to be eligible to take the practicum component NSPN 7736. Students require approval from the BCIT to take the course. Registered Midwives: Registered Midwives become competent in the certified practice realm of STI Management as set out by the College of Midwives of British Columbia (CMBC) and are not required to take NSPN 7736.
$275.90 - $553.95 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
Departmental approval needed
This is a reregistration section for students who require a course extension to complete from the previous term. Reregistration is a one-time only option.
In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Describe the scope of practice for RNs/RMs in STI Management in relation to CRNBC Certified Practice regulations.
Develop a comprehensive sexual health assessment framework with a primary focus on socioeconomic determinants of health.
Apply knowledge of reproductive health to the practice of STIM.
Analyze issues related to reproductive health and STIM using systematic inquiry and critical reflection.
Demonstrate knowledge of administrative strategies for STIM.
Effective as of Fall 2018
NSPN 7735 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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