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: assessment and care planning, medication administration, thermal management, nutrition, infection control, and developmentally supportive and family-centered care.
Department Approval is required for registration into this clinical course. Contact the Program Head at 604-451-7080. Course delivery is on-line format. Students need to contact the BCIT Bookstore to order materials.
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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 six key areas of practice: assessment, medication administration, thermal management, nutrition, infection control, and developmentally supportive family-centered care.
Develop and use interpersonal skills to establish partnerships with infants, families, and the health care team.
Develop and use critical-thinking skills to reflect on your own practice and learning.
Demonstrate growth in planning individualized nursing care for infants and their families, integrating knowledge of growth and development, pathophysiology, and developmentally supportive and family-centered care under the supervision of the clinical preceptor.
Demonstrate growth in clinical decision-making skills in planning care for infants and their families under the supervision of the clinical preceptor.
Demonstrate accurate and timely documentation of nursing care.
Practice in accordance with Professional Standards for Registered Nurses.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017
NSNE 7900 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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