BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-239 - Consolidated Practice Experience III - 4.00 Credits

PRNS-239 - Consolidated Practice Experience III - 4.00 Credits

Course Details
This practice experience will introduce learners to community care settings and an opportunity to apply and adapt knowledge gained in Levels A and III within a continuum of care for clients across the lifespan. Learners may gain experience through simulation and in a variety of community and residential care agencies and settings. Note: These course hours may be offered within this course, or incorporated into the Integrated Nursing Practice III course as practice hours.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Access to Practical Nursing Diploma - Level 3
  • Course offered:
  • Summer 2025 (May - August)
  • Prerequisites : PRNS 232, PRNS 238, PRNS 237, PRNS 236, PRNS 233,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 65
    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 College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC, the Health Professions Act and facility specific policy and procedures;

  • incorporate health promoting strategies to provide safe, competent, and ethical care to clients in community;

  • apply critical thinking, clinical judgment and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate care in providing a continuum of care for predictable situations;

  • participate in collaborative practice decisions that are client specific and consider client acuity, complexity, variability, and available resources in a supervised practice setting;

  • facilitate and participate in inter-professional problem solving and decision making;

  • describe an inter-professional approach to supporting a client in community;

  • participate with the health care team to meet the collective needs of clients;

  • connect, share and explore in collaborative relationships with clients in a caring community environment;

  • provide client-centered care that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to culture and diversity as appropriate;

  • provide leadership, direction, assignment, and supervision of unregulated care providers within the context of community care with direction as appropriate;

  • identify how evidence informed decision making can advocate change in the community setting;

  • identify how interactions with clients and other members of the health care team in community are influenced by own biases, values and assumptions;

  • participate in continuous learning opportunities to maintain and enhance competence;

  • recognize and respect the roles and ability of other members of the health care team in the community setting;

  • recognize changes in client status and collaborate with other members of the health care team to develop a plan of care; and

  • identify own values, biases, and assumptions on interactions with clients and other members of the health care team.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Dirksen, S.R., Heitkemper, M.M., & Lewis, S.L. Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems. Current edition. Toronto . Mosby Elsevier.
  • Ross-Kerr, J.C. & Wood, M.J. Potter & Perry Canadian fundamentals of nursing . Current edition. Toronto . Mosby Elsevier.
  • Medical Dictionary (of your choice).
  • Womble, D.M. Introductory mental health nursing. Current edition. Philadelphia. Lippincott.
  • 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 26, 2013.
    Current Course Offerings:
    PRNS-239-01     16 May 2025 - 13 Jun 2025
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-16
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-22
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-23
    T,W,TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-05-27
    T,W,TH,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-05-27
    M,T,W,TH,F9:00AM - 12:00PM2025-06-02
    M,T,W,TH,F1:00PM - 4:00PM2025-06-02