PNUR 116 - Consolidated Practice 1

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, and beginning medication administration and professional communication are emphasized.


Hours: 90 (Other Contact Hours: 90)


Total Weeks: 3


    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 Prerequisites:
Post-admission requirements as detailed in the current Program Information and Completion Guide




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
    - 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
    - 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:
1.  Practice within relevant legislation, Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Licenced Practical Nurse (CCPNR, 2013), Scope of Practice:
     Standards, Limits and Conditions (CLPNBC, 2017),Professional Standards for LPNs (CLPNBC, 2014), and Practice Standards
     (CLPNBC, current editions), the Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation (2015) and facility-specific policy and procedures
2.  Demonstrate safe, competent, ethical care and transfer of skills
3.  Practice with  integrity and accountability in a patient care context
4.  Begin to look critically at clinical decision making and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate care in predictable situations with faculty guidance
5.  With faculty guidance, make practice decisions that are client specific and consider client acuity, complexity, variability, and available resources
6.  Demonstrate a collaborative approach with other members of the interprofessional health care team to meet the collective needs of their clients
7.  Provide a caring environment for clients by connecting, sharing and exploring with them in a collaborative relationship
8.  Provide person-centered care that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to culture and diversity
9.  Describe the LPN role in providing leadership, direction, assignment, and supervision of unregulated care providers
10. With faculty guidance, apply professional communication to advocate for clients in their care
11. Apply evidence-informed practice in the client nurse relationship at a beginning level
12. Identify own values, biases, and assumptions on interactions with clients and other members of the health care team at a beginning level
13. Explain the need for continuous learning to maintain and enhance competence
14. Demonstrate beginning competence in assessment of healthy adults
15. Apply knowledge of growth and development in assessment of healthy adults
16. Provide compassionate, culturally sensitive and aware relational and trauma-informed care for all cultures with consideration for First Nation, Inuit and Metis clients, their families and communities.


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: Pass


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Percentage of Group Work: 0


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