BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

PRNS-250 - Preceptorship - 12.00 Credits

PRNS-250 - Preceptorship - 12.00 Credits

Course Details
This final practice experience provides an opportunity for learners to demonstrate integration and consolidation of knowledge, skills, and abilities within the realities of the workplace, and become practice ready. Note: This experience may occur through a variety of practice experience models, including the preceptorship model under the immediate supervision of a single, fully qualified and experienced Licensed Practical Nurse, a Registered Nurse, or a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and/or within the context of a collaborative learning environment as a participating team member.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Access to Practical Nursing Diploma - Level 4
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : PRNS 245,
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 180
    Student Evaluation
    Preceptorship 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 in order to graduate from the Access to Practical Nursing program. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • apply the Baseline Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses’ Professional Practice (2009) to provide safe, competent, culturally safe and ethical care;

  • practice within relevant legislation, Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as set out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC and the Health Professions Act;

  • value and engage in continuous learning to maintain and enhance competence;

  • practice in collaboration with other members of the health care team to meet the collective needs of their clients;

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

  • advocate for and facilitate change reflecting evidence-informed practice;

  • make practice decisions that are client specific and consider client acuity;

  • complexity, variability, and available resources;

  • use critical thinking, clinical judgment and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate the agreed upon plan of care;

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

  • provide person-centred care across the lifespan that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to cultural safety and diversity;

  • provide leadership, direction, assignment, and supervision of unregulated care providers as appropriate; and

  • identify one’s own values, biases, and assumptions on interactions with clients and other members of the health care team.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Leifer, G. Introduction to maternity & pediatric nursing. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • 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.
  • Ross-Kerr, J.C. & Wood, M.J. Potter & Perry Canadian fundamentals of nursing. Current edition. Toronto. Mosby Elsevier.
  • 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-250-01     04 Jan 2024 - 15 Feb 2024