PNUR 126 - Consolidated Practice Experience 2

This practice experience provides learners with the opportunity to integrate theory from Level 1 and 2 courses into practice.  Learners will practice with aging 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.


Hours: 120 (Other Contact Hours: 120)


Total Weeks: 5


    - PNUR 120: Professional Communication 2
    - PNUR 121: Professional Practice 2
    - PNUR 122: Health Promotion 2
    - PNUR 123: Variations in Health 2
    - PNUR 124: Pharmacology 2
    - PNUR 125: Integrated Nursing Practice 2


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:
    - Legislation specific to the older adult
    - Leadership
    - Professional communication
    - Communication with the older adult with cognitive challenges
    - Interprofessional approach to practice
    - Comprehensive assessment of the older adult
    - Medication administration
    - Chronic wound care
    - 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 Licensed Practical Nurse (CCPNR, 2013), Scope of Practice:
     Standards, Limits and Conditions (CLPNBC, 2016), Professional Standards for LPNs (CLPNBC, 2014),  and Practice Standards
     (CLPNBC, current editions), the Nurses (Licenced Practical) Regulation (2015), 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 judgment 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-centered care that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to culture and diversity, and applies principles of trauma-informed practice
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 residential 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


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.