PNUR 116 - Consolidated Practice 1

Course Details
Course Code:
PNUR 116

Credits: 0

Calendar Description:
This first practice experience provides learners with an opportunity to integrate theory from Level I coursework into practice.  Learners will gain experience in various settings with a focus on the healthy client.  Learning the role of the Practical Nurse, personal care skills, organization of care, focused assessment, beginning medication administration and professional communication are emphasized in this course.

Date First Offered: 2012-09-01

Hours: Total Hours: 90

Total Weeks: 3

This course is offered online: No

PNUR 110 Professional Communication 1
PNUR 111 Professional Practice 1
PNUR 112 Health Promotions 1
PNUR 113 Variations in Health 1
PNUR 114 Pharmacology 1
PNUR 115 Integrated Nursing Practice 1

Non-Course Pre-Requisites: None

Co-Requisites: None

Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:

Course outcomes will be met through examination and exploration of the following:

- Professional communication
- Nurse-client relationship
- Comprehensive assessments
- Inter-professional approach to care
- Ethical practice
- Wellness and health promotion
- Nursing care including assessment, personal care, basic wound care, topical and rectal medication administration, documentation
- Self-reflective approach to practice

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, with faculty guidance and input from the interprofessional health team, learners will be able to:

- Practice within relevant legislation, Baseline Competencies 2009, 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
- Demonstrate safe, competent, ethical care and transfer of skills
- Practice with integrity and accountability in a patient care context
- Begin to look critically at clinical decision making and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate care in predictable situations with faculty guidance
- With faculty guidance, make practice decisions that are client specific and consider client acuity, complexity, variability, and available resources
- Demonstrate a collaborative approach with other members of the interprofessional health care team to meet the collective needs of their clients
- Provide a caring environment for clients by connecting, sharing and exploring with them in a collaborative relationship
- Provide person-centered care that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to culture and diversity
- Describe the PN role in providing leadership, direction, assignment, and supervision of unregulated care providers
- With faculty guidance, apply professional communication to advocate for clients in their care
- Apply evidence-informed practice in the client nurse relationship at a beginning level
- Identify own values, biases, and assumptions on interactions with clients and other members of the health care team at a beginning level
- Explain the need for continuous learning to maintain and enhance competence
- Demonstrate beginning competence in assessment of healthy adults
- Apply knowledge of growth and development in assessment of healthy adults

Grading System: Pass/Fail

Passing Grade: Pass

Grading Weight:
Practicum: 100 %

Writing Assignments:
Students will have to write a reflective journal after each clinical day and submit them as required by their instructor.  Students will also have to prepare a client portfolio for each client they care for, and complete self-evaluations throughout the experience.

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Additional Course Comments:
For additional information on student evaluation procedures, please consult the program's Student Handbook or course syllabus distributed in class.

Text Books:
Required - Corbett, 2013, Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, (Pearson). Chapters Covered: All
Required - Adams et al., 2010, Pharmacology for Nurses: A Pathophysiological Approach Canadian Edition (Pearson). Chapters Covered: All
Required - Kozier et al., 2010, Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing (Pearson). Chapters Covered: All
Required - Hopfer-Geglin and Hazard-Vallerand, 2012, Davis' Drug Guide, (FA Davies Co.). Chapters Covered: All