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NSNE 7900 - Clinical Preceptorship in Neonatal Nursing

Nursing Specialty Neonatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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: assessment and care planning, medication administration, thermal management, nutrition, infection control, and developmentally supportive and family-centered care.


NSNE 7100 and NSNE 7200 and and NSNE 7300 and NSPN 7450 and RN practicing licensure in a provincial/territorial college of Registered Nurses.





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 19677

Mon Jan 06 - Fri Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 27 Other


Annie Silveira

Course Outline




  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. The 2 week clinical portion of this course takes place within term dates. Contact the Program Head at 604-451-7080 for application package and approval to register. Theory portion is online delivery.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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 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 Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSNE 7900 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Neonatal Nursing Specialty
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Specialty Nursing (Neonatal)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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