Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Continuing Education > Health Professional Development > Courses > Preceptorship for RN Mental Health Nursing (PNRS 125)
This 160-hour clinical preceptorship is designed to give the student an individualized “real world” clinical experience and a realistic perspective of the requirements of day-to-day practice. The student works the same schedule as their preceptor, and gradually assumes increased responsibility as their nursing skills, organizational abilities and self-confidence develop.
The location for the individual student’s clinical placement will be negotiated between the student, the CE clinical placement coordinator and the clinical site.
This course is only available to students admitted to the RN Mental Health Nursing Certificate program at the beginning of their studies.
By the end of the program, the student will be able to:
Admission to the RN Mental Health Nursing Certificate program.
Successful completion of all program theory courses:
Proof of completion of all applicable Health Authority clinical requirements, including but not limited to
Completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or LPI score of 4 or equivalent is required. Students who register are understood to be confirming successful completion of this requirement. Proof of successful completion is not required on registration, but may be requested by Douglas College.
Topics covered include:
All textbooks and course materials used in completion of required theory courses.
Online course through Blackboard, and in-person clinical experience.
Due to the nature of an online delivery, the student will be expected be proficient in computer skills including email, adding attachments, navigating the internet etc. Resources for getting started with Blackboard are available online to help get the student comfortable in the Blackboard environment.
This preceptorship takes approximately one month to complete on a full-time basis; the time required to complete will be dependent on the schedule of the preceptor.Paid employment maynotconstitute any of the clinical hours required.Students are urged to plan to make work and family arrangements to accommodate the preceptorship time required. Summer and late December preceptorships are avoided.
Students are expected to keep a learning journal for each shift worked. Performance will be assessed by the student and preceptor using a Practice Performance Evaluation rubric at midterm and final points of the preceptorship experience.
This course is graded on a Mastery/Non-mastery basis.
2 months (160 hours) from course start date
Registration and course start
Registration is easy; simply complete the CE-HS Registration Form and submit it to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with proof of completion of the pre-requisite requirements. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.
Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.