APNP 136 - Consolidated Practice Experience A

This clinical experience provides learners with the opportunity to integrate theory from the Access level into practice. Learners will practice with ageing 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 practised and mastered.


Hours:  120 (Field Experience/Clinical: 120 hours)




Non-Course Prerequisites:


APNP 130, APNP 131, APNP 132, APNP 133, APNP 134, APNP 135


Course Content: - Professional communication.
- Communication with the older adult with cognitive challenges.
- Nurse‐client relationship.
- Comprehensive assessments.
- Medication administration.
- Interprofessional approach to care.
- Ethical practice.
- Wellness and health promotion.
- Nursing care including assessment, personal care, basic wound care, topical and rectal medication administration, documentation.
- Legislation specific to the older adult.
- Chronic wound care.
- Self‐reflective approach to practice.


Learning Outcomes: 1. Practice within relevant legislation, Baseline Competencies, Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as set out by the BCCNM, the Health Professions Act, and facility specific policy and procedures
2. Apply the definition of consent in providing safe, competent, culturally safe and ethical care
3. Demonstrate critical thinking, clinical judgement and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate care of older adults with assistance as required
4. Apply the nursing process to a variety of health challenges in the residential care setting
5. Demonstrate consistent client specific decision making that considers client acuity, complexity, variability, and available resources
6. Demonstrate a collaborative approach with other members of the health care team to meet the collective needs of older adult clients
7. Provide a caring environment for patients by connecting, sharing and exploring with them in a collaborative relationship
8. Deliver person-centred care that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to culture and diversity
9. Demonstrate various communication strategies in communicating with clients with cognitive, sensory and/or mental health disorders
10. Collaborate with faculty to provide leadership, direction, assignment, and supervision of unregulated care providers in the complex care setting
11. Advocate for change reflecting evidence-informed practice
12. Identify own values, biases and assumptions on interactions with clients and other members of the health care team.
13. Participate in continuous learning to maintain and enhance competence.


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade:  Pass


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.