Class Description

PSW is not automatically paired with a second credit. We recommend students choose another course from those offered.

Professional Practice 1: This course introduces the support worker student to the foundational concept of being a professional including the role, responsibilities, accountability, and scope of practice of the support worker as a member of the interprofessional team working in various health care settings.

This course presents

  • strategies for being a successful college student
  • relevant workplace legislation and the importance of following established policies and procedures
  • ethical principles and professional boundaries in a variety of health care settings

The student will be introduced to

  • the roles of the interprofessional health care team with a focus on collaboration using a professional approach to provide supportive person-centered care across the lifespan.
  • current issues and trends in the health care delivery system and their impact on the support worker role
  • the importance of communication and interpersonal skills, including observing, reporting, documenting, and transferring accountability essential to establishing and maintaining effective helping relationships with interprofessional team members, clients, and family members
  • topics of neglect and abuse and appropriate responses for the support worker will be explored.


  • Textbooks are provided
  • This class pairs well with Positive Psychology but can be taken alone


September – December

Choose any AM




Campus Information

Doon Campus