This final practice experience provides an opportunity for learners to demonstrate integration and consolidation of knowledge, skills, and abilities within the realities of the workplace, and become practice ready.
Note: This experience may occur through a variety of practice experience models, including the preceptorship model, under the immediate supervision of a single, fully qualified and experienced LPN or RN or RPN and/or within the context of a collaborative learning environment as a participating team member.
Hours: 180 (Other Contact Hours: 180)
Total Weeks: 6
Completion of all course work (Levels 1-4), Consolidated Practice levels 1-4, and Transition to Preceptorship.
Post-admission requirements as detailed in the current Program Information and Completion Guide
Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
With the guidance of a preceptor, students will gradually assume the role of a Licenced Practical Nurse over 180 hours. They will consolidate their knowledge, attitudes, and skills, and practice making effective clinical judgments as required of a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Course outcomes will be met through examination and exploration of the following:
- 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 successful completion of this course, with input from the interprofessional health team and faculty guidance, the learner will be able to:
1. Apply the Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses (2013) to provide safe, competent, culturally informed and ethical care
2. Practice within relevant legislation, Scope of Practice, Professional Standards, Standards of Practice and ethical standards as set out by the CLPNBC and the Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation (2015)
3. Engage in continuous learning to maintain and enhance competence
4. Practice in collaboration with other members of the health care team to meet the collective needs of their clients
5. Participate in interprofessional problem solving and decision making
6. Advocate for and facilitate change reflecting evidence-informed practice
7. Make practice decisions that are client specific and consider client acuity, complexity, variability, and available resources
8. Use critical thinking, clinical judgement and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement, and evaluate the agreed-upon plan of care
9. Develop collaborative relationships with clients by connecting, sharing and exploring with them in a caring environment
10. Provide culturally informed, trauma-informed, relational care across the lifespan that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to cultural safety and diversity
11. Provide leadership, direction, assignment, and supervision of unregulated care providers as appropriate
12. Identify one’s own values, biases, and assumptions on interactions with clients and other members of the health care team
Grading System: Pass/Fail
Passing Grade: Pass
Percentage of Individual Work: 100
Percentage of Group Work: 0
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.