BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-229 - Consolidated Practice Experience A - 8.00 Credits

PRNS-229 - Consolidated Practice Experience A - 8.00 Credits

Course Details
This practicum experience provides learners with the opportunity to integrate theory from the Access Level into practice. Learners will practice with aging clients and/or those with chronic illness in residential care settings. Medication administration, nursing care, organization, comprehensive health assessment, wound care and introduction to leadership are emphasized in this course. This is a hands-on direct patient care experience supervised by faculty. The Level A competencies are practiced and mastered.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Access to Practical Nursing Diploma - Level A
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : PRNS 222, PRNS 228, PRNS 227, PRNS 226, PRNS 225, PRNS 223,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 120
    Student Evaluation
    Practicum S/U*, Journals/Assignments S/U*, TOTAL S/U*. * Graded Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. This is a pass/fail course. Any assignment(s) will be graded either Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory, and will be considered in the final pass/fail consideration for the course. * NB. A Satisfactory grade is required in this course to progress into further PRNS courses. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • practice within relevant legislation, Baseline Competencies, Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as set out by the CLPNBC, the Health Professions Act, and facility specific policy and procedures;

  • apply the definition of consent in providing safe, competent, culturally safe and ethical care;

  • demonstrate critical thinking, clinical judgment and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate care of older adults with assistance as required;

  • apply the nursing process to a variety of health challenges in the residential care setting;

  • demonstrate consistent client specific decision making that considers client acuity, complexity, variability, and available resources;

  • demonstrate a collaborative approach with other members of the health care team to meet the collective needs of older adult clients;

  • provide a caring environment for patients by connecting, sharing and exploring with them in a collaborative relationship;

  • deliver person-centred care that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to culture and diversity;

  • demonstrate various communication strategies in communicating with clients with cognitive, sensory and/or mental health disorders;

  • collaborate with faculty to provide leadership, direction, assignment, and supervision of unregulated care providers in the complex care setting; and

  • advocate for change reflecting evidence-informed practice.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Lewis, S.L., Heitkemper, M.M., & Dirksen, S.R. Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • Lilley, L.L., Harrington, S., & Snyder, J.S. Pharmacology for Canadian health care practice. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • Medical Dictionary (of your choice).
  • Ross-Kerr, J.C. & Wood, M.J. Potter & Perry Canadian fundamentals of nursing. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • Skidmore-Roth, L. Mosby’s nursing drug reference. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: The NVIT Access to Practical Nursing curriculum materials have been adapted from the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education Practical Nursing Program curriculum. Any total or partial reproduction or changing of this product by any means is prohibited without written permission from NVIT.

    Education Council approved June 26th, 2013.
    Current Course Offerings:
    PRNS-229-01     30 Jan 2025 - 07 Mar 2025
    TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-01-30
    TH,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-01-30
    T,W,TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-02-04
    T,W,TH,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-02-04