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Practical Nursing (PNUR)

PNUR 103 Practical Nursing Anatomy and Physiology
2 Credits

This course is an introduction to the human body and concentrates on the structure and funtion of 12 body systems. It also discusses various health promotion strategies that work towards optimal function of these systems. Common medical terminology is discussed in context with the different body systems.

Prerequisites
Admission to Practical Nursing Anatomy and Psysicology 12 or equivalent or BIOL 050 or BIOL 0501/0502 or equivalent within the last 5 years with a grade of C+ (65%) or better.

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PNUR 111 Professional Practice 1
1 Credit

This theory course provides an introduction to the profession of practical nursing. Legislation that informs PN practice within British Columbia will be introduced. The history of nursing and specifically, the evolution of Practical Nursing within the Canadian Health Care system will be discussed. The philosophy and foundational concepts of this PN Program curriculum are explored.

Prerequisites
Admission to Practical Nursing corequisites: PNUR 121

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PNUR 112 Professional Practice 2
1 Credit

This course examines the legislation influencing PN practice with clients experiencing chronic illness and those in residential care settings. Specific professional issues such as responsibility, accountability, ethical practice and leadership relevant to the PN role in residential care will be explored. Critical thinking and decision making specific to the care of clients with chronic health challenges and inter-professional practice will also be address.

Prerequisites
PNUR 103 PNUR 111 PNUR 121 PNUR 131 PNUR 141 PNUR 151 PNUR 161 and PNUR 171 corequisite: PNUR 122 PNUR 132 PNUR 142 PNUR 152 and PNUR 162

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 121 Professional Communication 1
1 Credit

This course provides learners with the foundational knowledge for caring and professional communication in nursing. It uses an experiential and self-reflective approach to develop self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills in the context of safe, competent and collaborative nursing practice. Communication theory, the nurse-client relationship, therapeutic communication, cross-cultural communication, effective teamwork and learning and teaching concepts will be covered.

Prerequisites
Admission to Practical Nursing corequisite: PNUR 111

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 122 Professional Communication 2
1 Credit

This course provides the learner to develop professional communication skills with the older adult, including end of life care. Interprofessional communication is further developed.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-112, PNUR-132, PNUR-142, PNUR-152 and PNUR-162

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 131 Variations in Health 1
1.5 Credits

This introductory course provides the learner with the foundations of disease and illness across the lifespan. Learners will gain an understanding of pathophysiological alternations of body systems. Nursing management of disease and illness across the lifespan with an emphasis on interventions and treatment is also discussed. Cultural diversity in healing practices will be explored as well as the incorporation of evidenced informed practice.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-111, PNUR-121, PNUR-141, PNUR-151 and PNUR-161

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 132 Variations in Health 2
1.5 Credits

This course focuses on pathophysiology as it relates to the ageing process and selected chronic illnesses. The main focus is on the care of older adults experiencing a health challenge. Cultural diversity in healing practices will be explored as well as evidence informed research and practice.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-112, PNUR-122, PNUR-142, PNUR-152 and PNUR-162

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 141 Health Promotion 1
1 Credit

This introductory course will increase the learners understanding of health promtion within the Canadian context. This includes health enhancement, health protection, disease prevention, health restoration/recovery, care and support. Knowledge of growth and development, health inequities and determinants of health will support the Practical Nurse to provide culturally appropriate and holistic care.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-111, PNUR-121, PNUR-131 and PNUR-151

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 142 Health Promotion 2
1 Credit

This course focuses on health promotion as it relates to the aging process. Health promotion activities are aimed at supporting clients in maintaining their health. The concepts of health promtion, physical and mental wellness, and continued independence are examined.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-112, PNUR-122, PNUR-132, PNUR-152 and PNUR-162

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 151 Pharmacology 1
1 Credit

This introductory course examines the principles of pharmacology required to administer medications in a safe and professional manner. Medication administration requires the application of the nursing process for clinical decision-making. The routes of medication administration introduced include medications used to treat constipation, eye and ear disorders and the Integumentary system. Complimentary, Indigenous and alternative remedies, and polypharmacy across the lifespan are explored.

Prerequisites
Admission to Practical Nursing PNUR 103 with a minimum grade of C+ corequisites: PNUR 111 PNUR 121 PNUR 131 PNUR 141 and PNUR 161

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 152 Pharmacology 2
1 Credit

This course will increase the learners understanding of pharmacology and medication administration across the lifespan. Medications used to treat diseases related to specific body systems is the main focus of the course. Also included are the topics of substance abuse and addiction.

Prerequisites
Admission to Practical Nursing PNUR-103 PNUR-111 PNUR-121 PNUR-131 PNUR-141 PNUR-151 PNUR-161 and PNUR-171 corequisite: PNUR-112 PNUR-122 PNUR-132 PNUR-142 and PNUR-162

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 161 Integrated Nursing Practice 1
4 Credits

This course emphasizes the art and science of nursing, focusing on the development of basic nursing care and assessment. Learners will apply nursing knowledge through the practice of clinical decision making, nursing assessment skills, and nursing interventions aimed at the promotion of health, independence, and comfort. A variety of approaches (e.g., simulation) will be used to assist learners to integrate theory from other level 1 courses.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-111, PNUR-121, PNUR-131, PNUR-141 and PNUR-151

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 162 Integrated Nursing Practice 2
6 Credits

This practical course builds on the foundation of level 1 and emphasizes the development of clinical decision making, nursing assessments and interventions to promote the health of older adults. Classroom, laboratory, simulation, and other practice experiences will help students to integrate theory from level 1 and 2 courses to provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care for older adults.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-112, PNUR-122, PNUR-132, PNUR-142 and PNUR-152

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 171 Consolidated Practice Experience 1
3 Credits

This first experience provides the learners with an opportunity to integrate theory from level one coursework into practice. Learners will work 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, beginning medication administration and professional communication are emphasized in this course.

Prerequisites
Successful Completion of PNUR-103 PNUR-111 PNUR-121 PNUR-131 PNUR-141 PNUR-151 and PNUR-161 Criminal Record Check, both BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Schedule Type B and Federal RCMP. CPR Level C certification, Negative Mantoux test (PPD) for tuberculosis or negative chest xray. Evidence of current immunization status for diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, and rubella, Hepatis B and Varicella.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 172 Consolidated Practice Experience 2
4 Credits

This clinical experience provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory from level one and two courses into practice. Students will work with older adult clients with chronic illness in residential care settings. Medication administration, nursing care, organization, comprehensive health assessment, wound care and leadership are emphasized in this course.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of PNUR 112 PNUR 122 PNUR 132 PNUR 142 PNUR 152 and PNUR 162 Criminal Record Check, both BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Schedule Type B and Federal RCMP. CPR Level C certification, Negative Mantoux test (PPD) for tuberculosis or negative chest xray. Evidence of current immunization status for diphtheria, tetan, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, and rubella, Hepatitis B and Varicella.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 211 Professional Practice 3
1 Credit

This course integrates the concepts from previous professional practice courses and introduces the learner to practice in the community (maternal/child & mental health). The role of the practical nurse as leader is emphasized in interactions with clients, families, groups and other healthcare providers.

Prerequisites
PNUR 112, PNUR 122, PNUR 132, PNUR 142, PNUR 152, PNUR 162 and PNUR 172 corequisite: PNUR 221, PNUR 231, PNUR 241, and PNUR 261

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 212 Professional Practice 4
1 Credit

This course is intended to prepare the learner for the role of the practical nurse in caring for clients with acute presentation of illness. Legislation influencing PN practice, specific professional practice issues and ethical practice pertinent to PN practice in acute care environments will be explored. Practice issues that occur across the lifespan will be considered. Collaborative practice with other health care team members and specifically the working partnership with RN's in the acute care setting will be explored.

Prerequisites
PNUR 211, PNUR 231, PNUR 241, PNUR 261 and PNUR 271 corequisite: PNUR 222, PNUR 232, PNUR 242 and PNUR 262

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 215 Professional Practice 3
2 Credits

This course integrates the concepts from the previous professional practice course and introduces learners to practice in the community. The role of the Practical Nurse as leader is emphasized in interactions with clients and their families, and other health care providers.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 217 Professional Practice 4
1 Credit

This course prepares learners for the role of the Practical Nurse in caring for clients with acute presentation of illness. Legislation influencing Practical Nursing practice, specific professional practice issues and ethical practice pertinent to Practical Nursing practice in acute care environments are explored. Practice issues that occur across the lifespan are considered. Collaborative practice with other health care team members and, specifically, the working partnership with RNs in the acute care setting are examined.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with a minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 221 Professional Communication 3
1 Credit

This course focuses on specific professional communication skills used with clients across the lifespan who have mental illness or developmental disabilities. In addition, communication with children will be addressed.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-211, PNUR-231, PNUR-241 and PNUR-261

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 222 Professional Communication 4
1 Credit

The focus of this course will be on the advancement of professional communication within the acute care setting across the lifespan. The practice of collaboration with health care team members, and clients will be further developed.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-212, PNUR-232, PNUR-242 and PNUR-262

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 225 Professional Communication 3
2 Credits

This course focuses on specific professional communication skills used with clients and care providers across the lifespan requiring care in the community.

Prerequisites
Must Successful completion of Level A coursework with a minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 227 Professional Communication 4
1 Credit

The focus of this course is the advancement of professional communication within the acute care setting caring for clients across the lifespan. The practice of collaboration with health care team members and clients is further developed.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 231 Variations in Health 3
1.5 Credits

This course focuses on the continuum of care and the development of knowledge related to health challenges managed in the community setting. Pathophysiology and nursing care of clients requiring home health care, rehabilitation, and supportive services in the community will be explored. Cultural diversity in healing approaches will be explored as well as the incorporation of evidence informed research and practice.

Prerequisites
PNUR 112, PNUR 122, PNUR 132, PNUR 142, PNUR 152, PNUR 162 and PNUR 172 corequisite: PNUR 211, PNUR 221, PNUR 241 and PNUR 261

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 232 Variations in Health 4
1.5 Credits

This course focuses on pathophysiology as it relates to acute disease and illness of clients across the lifespan, specically the care of the client experiencing acute illness including nursing interventions and treatment options. Implications of the acute exacerbation of chronic illness will be addressed. Cultural diversity in healing practices will be explored as well as evidenced informed research and practice.

Prerequisites
PNUR 211, PNUR 221, PNUR 231, PNUR 241, PNUR 261 and PNUR 271 corequisite: PNUR 212, PNUR 222, PNUR 242, and PNUR 262

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 235 Variations in Heath 3
2 Credits

This course focuses on the continuum of care and the development of knowledge related to health challenges managed in the community setting. Pathophysiology and nursing care of clients requiring home health care, rehabilitation and supportive services in the community are explored. AS well, cultural diversity in healing approaches are explored as along with the incorporation of evidence-informed research and practice.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
Explore transfer credit opportunities by visiting the BC Transfer Guide

PNUR 237 Variations in Health 4
1.5 Credits

This course focuses on pathophysiology as it relates to acute disease and illness of clients across the lifespan, specifically the care of the client experiencing acute illness including nursing interventions and treatment options. Implications of the acute exacerbation of chronic illness are addressed. Cultural diversity in healing practices are explored as well as evidenced-informed research and practice.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
Explore transfer credit opportunities by visiting the BC Transfer Guide

PNUR 241 Health Promotion 3
1 Credit

This course is focused on health promotion as it relates to the continuum of care across the lifespan. Health promotion in the context of mental illness, physical and developmental disabilities, and Maternal/Child health is highlighted. Normal growth and development from conception to middle adulthood is addressed.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-211, PNUR-221, PNUR-231 and PNUR-261

Transfer Credits
Explore transfer credit opportunities by visiting the BC Transfer Guide

PNUR 242 Health Promotion 4
1 Credit

This course focues on health promotion for the client experiencing an acute exacerbation of chronic illness or an acute episode of illness. Relevant health promoting strategies during hospitalization may improve or help maintain their health status after discharge. Learners will focus on preparing clients for discharge, through teaching and learning of health promotion strategies.

Prerequisites
PNUR 211, PNUR 221, PNUR 231, PNUR 241, PNUR 261 and PNUR 271 corequisite: PNUR 212, PNUR 222, PNUR 232, and PNUR 262

Transfer Credits
Explore transfer credit opportunities by visiting the BC Transfer Guide

PNUR 244 Health Promotion 3
1 Credit

This course focuses on health promotion as it relates to the continuum of care across the lifespan. Health promotion in the context of mental illness, physical and developmental disabilities and maternal/child health is highlighted. Normal growth and development from conception to middle adulthood is addressed.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
Explore transfer credit opportunities by visiting the BC Transfer Guide

PNUR 245 Integrated Nursing Practice 3
4 Credits

This course continues to build on theory and practice acquired in Level I and II. Through classroom, laboratory, simulation, and practical application of theory to practice, learners will continue to develop and practice comprehensive nursing assessments, planning and develop knowledge and interventions for clients experiencing multiple health challenges. Classroom, laboratory, simulation, and other practice experiences will assist learners to integrate theory from level one and two courses. The foci of this level are mental health, maternity and paediatrics.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 246 Health Promotion 4
1 Credit

This course focuses on health promotion in the context of caring for clients experiencing an acute exacerbation of chronic illness or an acute episode of illness. It examines health-promoting strategies during hospitalization to improve or help maintain clients' health status after discharge occurs. Also explored is how to prepare clients for discharge from care through teaching and learning of health-promoting strategies.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 247 Integrated Nursing Practice 4
6 Credits

This course emphasizes the development of nursing skills aimed at promoting health and healing with individuals experiencing acute health challenges across the lifespan. A variety of approaches (e.g., simulation) will help learners build on theory and practice from Levels A and 3 to integrate new knowledge and skills relevant to the acute care setting.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 261 Integrated Nursing Practice 3
4 Credits

This practical course builds on the theory and practice from level 1 and 2. Through a variety of approaches (e.g. simulation), learners will continue to develop knowledge and practice comprehensive nursing assessments, planning for, and interventions for clients experiencing multiple health challenges.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-211, PNUR-221, PNUR-231 and PNUR-241

Transfer Credits
Explore transfer credit opportunities by visiting the BC Transfer Guide

PNUR 262 Integrated Nursing Practice 4
6 Credits

This practical course emphasizes the development of nursing skills aimed at promoting health and healing with individuals experiencing accute health challenges across the lifespan. Classroom, laboratory, simulation, and integrated practice experiences will help learners build on theory and practice from level 1, 2, and 3 to integrate new knowledge and skills relevant to the acute care setting.

Prerequisites
Take PNUR-212, PNUR-222, PNUR-232 and PNUR-242

Transfer Credits
Explore transfer credit opportunities by visiting the BC Transfer Guide

PNUR 271 Consolidated Practice Experience 3
2 Credits

This practice experience will introduce learners to community care settings and an opportunity to apply and adapt knowledge gained in Levels I, II, III, within a continuum of care for clients across the lifespan. Learners may gain experience through simulation and in a variety of community and residential care agencies and settings.

Prerequisites
PNUR 211, PNUR 221, PNUR 231, PNUR 241 and PNUR 261 Criminal Record Check, both BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Schedule Type B and Federal RCMP. CPR Level C certification, Negative Mantoux test (PPD) for tuberculosis or negative chest xray. Evidence of current immunization status for diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, and rebella, Hapatitis B and Varicella.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 272 Consolidated Practice Experience 4
6 Credits

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 practices 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 theraphy, focused assessment, and clinical decision-making in acute care settings.

Prerequisites
PNUR 212, PNUR 222, PNUR 232, PNUR 242, can PNUR 262 Criminal Record Check, both BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Schedule Type B and Federal RCMP CPR Level C certification, Negative Mantoux test (PPD) for buberculosis or negative chest xray. Evidence of current immunization status for diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, and rubella, Hepatitis B and Varicella.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 275 Consolidated Practice Experience
2 Credits

This practice experience will introduce learners to community care settings and an opportunity to apply and adapt knowledge gained in Levels A and III within a continuum of care for clients across the lifespan. Learners may gain experience through simulation and in a variety of settings with a focus on concepts outlined in Integrated Nursing Practice III.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 277 Consolidated Practice Experience 4
6 Credits

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.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 282 Transition to Preceptorship
1 Credit

Transition to Preceptorship will prepare the learner for the final practice experience. A combination of instructor led simulation experiences and self directed learning will provide the learner with increased competence and confidence to practice in their chosen area for Preceptorship (i.e. medical, surgical, complex care).

Prerequisites
PNUR 212, PNUR 222, PNUR 232, PNUR 242, PNUR 262 and PNUR 272

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 287 Transition to Preceptorship
1 Credit

This course will prepare the learner for the final practice experience. Simulation experiences and self-directed learning will provide the learner with increased competence and confidence in their final practice experience.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 292 Preceptorship
6 Credits

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. This experience occurs through the preceptorship model, under the immediate supervision of a single qualified and experience LPN or RN or RPN and/or within context of a collaborative learning environment as a participating team member.

Prerequisites
PNUR 212, PNUR 222, PNUR 232, PNUR 242, PNUR 262, PNUR 272 and PNUR 282 Criminal Record Check, both BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Schedule Type B and Federal RCMP CPR Level C certification, Negative Mantoux test (PPD) for tuberculosis or negative chest xray. Evidence of current immunization status for diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, and rubella, Hepatitis B and Varicella.

Transfer Credits
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PNUR 297 Preceptorship
6 Credits

This 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.

Prerequisites
Must have successful completion of Level A coursework with A minimum grade of B- and successful completion of Consolidated Practice Experience A.

Transfer Credits
Explore transfer credit opportunities by visiting the BC Transfer Guide