BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-249 - Consolidated Practice Experience IV - 13.50 Credits

PRNS-249 - Consolidated Practice Experience IV - 13.50 Credits

Course Details
This practice experience provides learners with the opportunity to integrate theory from all courses into the role of the Practical Nurse in the acute care setting and other practice areas as appropriate. Learners will focus on clients with exacerbations of chronic illness and/or acute illness across the lifespan and will consolidate knowledge and skills such as: post-operative care, surgical wound management, intravenous therapy, focused assessment, and clinical decision-making in acute care settings.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Access to Practical Nursing Diploma - Level 4
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2025 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : PRNS 242, PRNS 248, PRNS 247, PRNS 246, PRNS 243,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 200
    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;

  • provide safe, competent, and ethical care to clients experiencing medical or surgical challenges;

  • independently apply critical thinking, clinical judgment and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate the agreed upon plan of care for stable post-operative or medical clients across the lifespan;

  • independently implement nursing interventions and make practice decisions that are client specific and consider client acuity, complexity, variability, and available resources;

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

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

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

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

  • demonstrate teaching and learning through a continuum of care and discharge planning;

  • provide leadership, direction, assignment, and supervision of unregulated care providers in the acute care setting;

  • advocate for and lead change reflective of evidence-informed practice;

  • identify own values, biases, and assumptions on interactions with clients and other members of the health care team; and

  • seek out and engage in continuous learning to maintain and enhance competence.
  • 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.
  • 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. St. Louis. 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 26, 2013.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM31 Oct 202515 Dec 2025