Course

Nursing Practice: Pathways

Faculty
Health Sciences
Department
Nursing
Course Code
NURS 4618
Credits
11.50
Semester Length
Variable
Max Class Size
16
Method Of Instruction
Practicum
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course builds on all previous courses with a particular focus on transition to professional nursing practice in a specialty area. This is an intensive and extended preceptorship experience in a collaborative partnership with the health authorities. Students must undergo a selection process and receive approval to take this course. Students enrolled in this course consolidate their nursing theory and practice and gain work-ready skills.
Course Content

The course content is specific to the nursing practice specialty area but in general includes the following basic concepts:

  • health care policy
  • resource management
  • quality improvement
  • risk management
  • organizational culture and climate
  • power and politics
  • leadership and management
  • relational practice
  • health promotion
  • illness and injury prevention

Nursing Process

  • assessment
  • diagnosis
  • planning
  • implementation
  • evaluation

Professional Standards

  • responsibility 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
Methods Of Instruction

In this course, faculty oversee student learning and act as an educational consultant to students and preceptors in the practice setting. Students engage in guided study, following a rigorous curriculum provided by the health authority. Students engage in learning in the specialty nursing practice area through a variety of activities including online learning modules, skills labs, role play, simulation, observation, and preceptorship.

Faculty facilitate the student’s development of critical inquiry and reflection through individual discussions and ensure students are meeting the BCCNM Standards of Practice and Entry-level Competencies through midterm and end of semester nursing practice evaluations.

 

Means of Assessment

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.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Provide safe, competent, and compassionate 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 and environment.
  • Formulate nursing practice decisions that promote health through critical inquiry, reflection, and analytical reasoning processes that are informed by multiple sources of knowledge.
  • Use a relational perspective and an ethic of caring to 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 interprofessional 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 Entry-level Competencies for Registered Nurses in B.C., and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.
Textbook Materials

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.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

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.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for NURS 4618
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
37266
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Ross
Instructor First Name
Charlotte
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
16
Actual Seats Count
3
13
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Building
None
Room
None
-
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
37267
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Roy
Instructor First Name
Tonya
Course Status
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
16
Actual Seats Count
2
14
Actual Wait Count
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Building
None
Room
None
-