PNUR 246 - Consolidated Practice Experience 4

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 (Other Contact Hours: 200)


Total Weeks: 7


    - PNUR 240: Professional Communication 4
    - PNUR 241: Professional Practice 4
    - PNUR 242: Health Promotion 4
    - PNUR 243: Variations in Health 4
    - PNUR 245: Integrated Nursing Practice 4  


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:
    - 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


Learning Outcomes:
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 (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.   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 agreed-upon plan of care for stable post-operative or medical clients across the lifespan
4.   Independently implement nursing interventions and make practice decisions that are client specific and consider client acuity, complexity, variability, and available resources
5.   Recognize and respect the roles and ability of other members of the health care team in the acute care setting
6.   Recognize changes in client status and collaborate with other members of the health care team to develop a plan of care
7.   Provide a caring environment for clients and families by connecting, sharing and exploring with them in a collaborative relationship
8.   Deliver culturally-informed, trauma-informed, relational care that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to culture and diversity
9.   Demonstrate teaching and learning through a continuum of care and  discharge planning
10. Provide leadership, direction, assignment, and supervision of unregulated care providers in the acute care setting.
11. Advocate for and lead change reflective of evidence-informed practice
12. Identify how interactions with clients and other members of the health care team are influenced by own biases, values and assumptions
13. Seek out and engage 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.