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Clinical Preceptorship in Neonatal Nursing NSNE 7900

Nursing Specialty Neonatal Course

Course details

​ This two-week clinical course provides the opportunity to engage in clinical learning that is tailored to the student’s individual needs. Using a preceptorship model in an NICU, students will have an opportunity to build upon prior clinical experiences of caring for infants with common health challenges. The following key areas of practice will be used to guide clinical learning: Comprehensive Assessment, Clinical Judgement and Decision- Making, Integration of Theory to Practice, Reflective Practice, Collaboration, Professionalism, and Communication .


  • S in NSNE 7300
  • RN practicing licensure in a provincial/territorial college of Registered Nurses





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of NSNE 7900 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 19677


Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 19677
  • $906.42
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Other

Annie Silveira

Course outline




Important information
  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please note: Clinical courses are non-refundable. Please contact the Program Assistant for withdrawal information. The 2 week clinical portion of this course takes place within the term dates. Contact the Program Head for application package and approval to register. Theory portion is online delivery.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe and competent nursing care in the seven Key Areas of Practice: comprehensive assessment, clinical judgement and decision making, integration of theory to practice, reflective practice, collaboration, professionalism, and communication.
  • Consistently perform a comprehensive assessment of an infant in the acute setting independently.
  • Consistently demonstrate clinical decision-making skills using the Situated Clinical Decision Making Framework to plan care for infants and their families independently.
  • Develop and utilize systematic inquiry in order to make clinical judgments within the context of caring for infants experiencing health challenges.
  • Develop and use critical thinking skills to reflect on your own practice and learning.
  • Effectively plan individualized nursing care for infants and their families, integrating theoretical knowledge in the practice areas of growth and development: medication administration, thermal management, nutrition, infection control, pathophysiology, and developmentally supportive and family-centered care independently.
  • Develop and use collaborative interpersonal communication skills to establish partnerships with infants, families, and the health care team.
  • Demonstrate accurate and timely documentation of nursing care.
  • Practice in accordance with the BCCNM Professional and Practice Standards for Registered Nurses.
  • Recognize learning needs and develop action plans for achieving success in personal development using reflective practice.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Clinical Preceptorship in Neonatal Nursing (NSNE 7900) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Neonatal Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Specialty Nursing (Neonatal)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time


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