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BSNC 8100: Practice of Nursing 9

Practice of Nursing 9 is a 275-hour practice experience designed for students to consolidate their theoretical learning with practical application in a medical and/or surgical setting.

BSNC 8100 nursing students provide responsible, accountable, nursing care based on the BCIT Preceptorship 1 standards and clinical practice indicators [PDF] and with the appropriate supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) preceptor.

Students are placed in a variety of units within health care agencies. Contexts of practice include medicine, surgery, sub acute, rehabilitation, palliative or acute care for the elderly (ACE) practice areas.

Students receive funding by way of a bursary for a maximum of 275 hours.

The purpose of Practice of Nursing 9 is to enable the student to:

  • Consolidate medical/surgical/rehabilitation nursing knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Develop professionally with maturity, confidence and a positive attitude.
  • Have opportunities to perform clinical techniques.
  • Enhance organizational, prioritization and planning skills.
  • Increase scope of practice, enhance critical thinking, and make clinical judgments.
  • Value evidence as a basis for practice.
  • Participate collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Learn to manage a client workload, with some assignment of duties back to the preceptor or other health care workers.
  • Gain experience with and strategies to manage various hours of work.
  • Increase understanding of nursing leadership.

Please take a look at the course outline for BSNC 8100 Practice of Nursing 9.