In this course,successful transition to nursing practice is emphasized. Building on previous learning, nursing practice experiences reflect the concepts and essential content from all courses in the previous semesters, and reflect the core curriculum concepts. This course occurs in a variety of nursing practice settings and with a variety of client populations. It focuses on knowledge development, integration, and consolidation of professional nursing practice.
- Responsibiilty and accountability
- Knowledge-based practice
- Client-focused provision of service
- Ethical practice
Role of the Nurse
- Evidence-informed practice
- Holistic health assessment
- Collaboration with clients
- Interprofessional collaboration
- Nursing practice decision-making
- Care planning
- Ensuring client safety
- Reflective practice
- Scope of practice
- Practice standards
In this course, faculty members facilitate student learning, and promote critical inquiry, reflection and analytical reasoning through students’ experiential nursing practice. Increasing independence and autonomy as an active practitioner is expected as the student works collaboratively with experienced practitioners. In addition to course goals, students propose learning goals that are appropriate to the practice setting in which they are placed and their individual needs. These learning goals guide the student, faculty member and preceptors as the nursing practice experience progresses.
Techniques, such as journal writing, storytelling, client and situation based study, individual and group discussion, critical questioning and ongoing interaction with practice experts (preceptors) and the faculty member, further guide the learning experience to ensure achievement of the course learning goals. Faculty members function as educational consultants to students and preceptors within the practice setting, helping them in the development and integration of nursing knowledge and professional nursing practice.
The course evaluation is consistent with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. A course evaluation schedule and other course evaluation information are provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. A nursing practice assessment form is used to guide nursing practice course evaluation. This form includes indicators of successful nursing practice at the end of the semester. Nursing practice congruent with these indicators is an essential component of successful completion of this course. This is a mastery course.
At the end of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Provide safe, competent, compassionate and evidence-informed nursing care that is grounded in professional integrity and pride and that honors the perspective of self and others as unique beings, who affect and are affected by their context/environment.
- Formulate nursing practice decisions that promote health through critical inquiry, reflection, and analytical reasoning processes that are informed by multiple sources of knowledge.
- Using a relational perspective and an ethic of caring, engage with individuals, families, groups, and communities in a variety of settings to promote health and well-being.
- Demonstrate leadership qualities that promote and support an inter-professional collaborative model of client-centered care which will influence the future of nursing practice at a political, social, and professional level to attain quality care for clients and quality work environments for nurses.
- Meet the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) requirements for professional practice as identified in the BCCNM Professional and Practice Standards, the Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses, the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics of Registered Nurses, and the Entry-level Competencies for Registered Nurses in B.C.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
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|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|