This practice experience provides learners with the opportunity to integrate theory from all courses into the role of the Practical Nurse in the acute care setting and other practice areas, as appropriate. Learners will focus on clients with exacerbations of chronic illness and/or acute illness across the lifespan and will consolidate knowledge and skills such as post-operative care, surgical wound management, intravenous therapy, focused assessment and clinical decision making in acute care settings.
Hours: 200 (Field Experience/Clinical: 200)
PNUR 240, PNUR: 241, PNUR 242, PNUR 243, PNUR 245
Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
Course outcomes will be met through examination and exploration of the following:- Leadership
- Professional communication
- Clinical decision making
- Interprofessional approach to practice
- Comprehensive and focused assessments
- Medication administration
- Wound care
- Discharge planning
- Self-reflective approach to practice
Upon completion of this course and with input from the health care team and faculty guidance, 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 (BCCNM, 2017), Professional Standards for LPNs (BCCNM), and Practice
(BCCNM, current editions, the Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation (2015) and facility-specific policy and procedures
2. Provide culturally informed, safe, competent, and ethical care to clients experiencing medical or surgical challenges
3. Independently apply critical thinking, clinical judgment and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate the complexity, variability, and available resources
Grading System: Pass/Fail
Passing Grade: Performance is graded as a pass/fail.
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.