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Consolidated Clinical Course PNUR 1130*

***REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2017 OPENS JULY 19TH AT 9:30AM ON FLEXREG**

ONCE REGISTRATION OPENS ON FLEXREG, YOU MAY SEND YOUR EMAIL WITH ALL OF YOUR ATTACHED PREREQUISITES FOR CLINICAL

Course Description

Learners will demonstrate nursing knowledge, skills and abilities under the guidance of an RN in a health care practice setting.

 

Course Format

This is an offsite course and placements are secured only in BC Lower Mainland hospitals and will include evening and weekend shifts for 250 hours, approximately 8 weeks.  Students are only placed on acute medical or surgical units.  Placement locations only include hospitals within the Vancouver Coastal Health region, Fraser Health Authority region or Providence Health region, therefore, students should expect to travel to placement locations.  Placement outside of these three regions is not possible.  Placement start dates will occur at any time during the semester following registration.  Start dates are determined by the hospital units that accept the placement and are not adjustable by the student.  It is recommended that students reside in the lower mainland following registration for Consolidated Clinical as placement start dates can be short notice and often there is unit specific training required prior to starting the placement.  Training dates for this specific unit training can be limited.  Once placed, the student will mirror their preceptor's work schedule until the 250 hours are complete, this can include evening, weekend and holiday shifts.  Applicants are not permitted to seek their own placements/preceptors as all placements will be arranged by KPU's Professional Studies office.  Please note: Applicants who do not accept the placement location as assigned will receive non-mastery in the course and the course fee will not be refunded.

Course Cost

$2,000.00 CAD, plus GST 

Course Grade

Successful grade for this course is Mastery

Learners who are not successful in PNUR 1130, Consolidated Clinical are required to contact their Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body for advisement if they are not successful after their first attempt. No exceptions. Please note, there is no appeal mechanism within KPU for students receiving non-mastery.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible to register, applicants must have one of the following:

  • Completion of KPU Competency Assessment and Enhancement for Nurses’ (CAEN) assessment and have successfully mastered all education recommendations as identified in the subsequent CAEN Report. The assessment date on the report must be current in the last two (2) years. If your CAEN results are older than two years, you will need to complete a new CAEN; OR
  • Completion of a Substantially Equivalent Competency (SEC) or NCAS assessment and have successfully mastered all educational requirements as identified in step 1 and step 2 of the letter/email from CRNBC.  If the student has not mastered all of the identified education, with the exception of Consolidated Clinical, as noted in the letter from CRNBC, then registration for clinical is not permitted.  Students are not be eligible to purchase a seat in clinical if they have outstanding coursework as seats are not held in Clinical and there are no refunds or transfers in Professional Studies Health.  The original SEC/NCAS Assessment result letter/email must be current in the last two (2) years.  Extensions granted by CRNBC are not considered current for clinical.  You will be required to complete a CAEN if your original SEC/NCAS letter/email is more than two (2) years old.

In addition to having completed one of the assessments noted above, all applicants registering for PNUR 1130 must have in their possession the following documentation for Consolidated Clinical in order to be eligible to register; related costs are the responsibility of the individual student:

  • Applicants who are not a Canadian Citizen are required to secure a clear Criminal Record Search from their country of origin.  The Criminal Record Search must remain valid for the duration of the semester an applicant is registered in.  An expired Criminal Record Search will not be accepted.  Please note the Criminal Record Search must be sealed in the original envelope as received from the issuing agency.  Applicants who are Permanent Residents are also required to provide a Criminal Record Search from their country of origin.  When scanning the prerequisites, please don't open the envelope just scan the sealed envelope.
  • A valid Criminal Record Check (CRC) issued by the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General submitted through KPU's Faculty of Health, Professional Studies office.   This step is only done in person at the Professional Studies office once you purchase a seat for Clinical.  When applicants visit the Professional Studies office to submit their documents for clinical, if all  is complete, the Canadian CRC application forms will be completed and processed.  CRC requests will not be processed if your application for Clinical is incomplete i.e. any of the prerequisites are expiring during the semester the applicant intends to register for or you have not completed all the recommended education in addition to clinical.  There is a $28 fee payable via visa or mastercard only that must be submitted at the time of application and is payable to the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.  Debit and Visa debit cards are not accepted.  Please bring two pieces of valid ID. One piece of ID must be any government issued (BC Driver License preferred) and display the student's current legal name, date of birth, signature and photo, no exceptions.  If valid ID cannot be produced, registration will not proceed.   
  • All applicants, regardless of their status with CRNBC, must provide original proof of English proficiency.  We accept: English proficiency test CELBAN original transcripts only with minimum test scores being Speaking:CLB 8, Listening:CLB 10, Reading:CLB 8, Writing:CLB 7; or English proficiency test IELTS (Academic Version) with minimum test scores being Speaking:7, Listening 7.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 7.0; Please note, results from combining tests are not accepted.  We do not accept photocopies of test results.  We only accept original transcripts. We will accept Academic IELTS or CELBAN results if they have expired.  Applicants who are Canadian graduates can submit their official university transcript meeting the following English requirements:  English 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B; or undergraduate English equivalent with a minimum of C+.  If the applicant's transcript does not meet these minimum English grade requirements, the applicant is required to submit either Academic IELTS or CELBAN test scores as noted above.
  • Proof of CPR Level C Canadian certificate or higher; CPR certification must remain valid for the duration of the placement
  • Proof of Immunizations consistent with the requirements of clinical agencies.  If an applicant does not have immunization records available, please print the Immunization form provided and have it authorized by your doctor to confirm proof of the stated immunizations Immunization Form
  • Valid Canadian Negative TB Screening (skin test is valid for six months, x-ray is valid for one year), results must be valid for the duration of the placement.  The TB testing must have been done in Canada.  If the TB results are expiring during the semester, they must be renewed prior to registration.  Registration will not proceed if the TB results expire prior to the end of the semester in which the student applies
  • Applicants must complete this Applicant Resume form only, other resume formats will not be accepted.  The resume form is to be emailed as an attachment in the WORD format (please do not convert to PDF) along with all the other scanned prerequisites.  Students are not required to print and bring this resume to the appointment.  Please include any Professional Studies courses that have been successfully mastered in the section titled "Additional Education/Post Graduate".  When listing experience, please start with all RN experience first, both employee and student experience and then if you have other healthcare related experience such as LPN or RPN please include that information. Email address to send the document to is lorna.wolfe@kpu.ca
  • Applicants are also required to complete Fit Testing prior to registration.  The Fit Test records must be valid for the duration of the placement and should be done in BC to ensure the correct N95 mask size is available.  Health Authorities in BC currently use 3M 1860S, 3M 1860 and 3M Aura 1870+.  To register for Fit Testing at Kwantlen, please visit  http://www.kpu.ca/health/professional-studies/fit-testing for details.   If you are intending to be fit tested at Kwantlen, please ensure the fit testing appointment occurs prior to submitting your prerequisites for registration.  A fit testing record from other agencies is accepted provided the N95 model is the same as utilized in BC
  • Please include a copy of the email from CRNBC outlining the SEC/NCAS results.  If you completed a CAEN instead you do not need to include this item
  • Please include a copy of the signed Policy form found on our homepage if you have not previously sent this document
  • Please include your KPU student number and KPU email address when you send the prerequisites via email

How to Register for the Consolidated Clinical Course (PNUR 1130)

STEP ONE:     

Prior to purchasing a seat in the Clinical course, you will need to have obtained all the prerequisites, and are in possession of all required documents. If you are missing any of the prerequisites noted above or have not yet mastered the recommended education do not proceed to step two.

STEP TWO:    

Upon confirmation of STEP ONE, using FLEXReg, the online registration program, search the FLEXReg website and determine if there are available seats for purchase in the course PNUR 1130.

  • The link to FLEXReg is on our website homepage
  • Search for the course PNUR 1130
  • If the course shows “0” seats available, you must wait for the next semester before you can email your prerequisites to our office for registration
  • If there are seats available for purchase, please scan your original documents (all the prerequisite documents stated above) and send them to our office via email to lorna.wolfe@kpu.ca from your KPU email address.  KPU email is required for HSPNet.  Please ensure you have set up your KPU email as communications from placement sites will only be sent to this email address
  • If you are missing any of the documents, please do not send the email as you are not authorized to purchase a seat. Please note, there are no refunds for course registration.

STEP THREE:

Within a week (unless the office is closed for holidays), the Faculty of Health Professional Studies Office will contact you via email upon reviewing your scanned documents.  All emails will be responded to in the order they are received, follow-up emails and phone calls are not required.  Please enable your email tracking options prior to sending the email if you require proof of delivery receipt.  Duplicate emails are not required.

  • If any documents are missing or incomplete, you will not be authorized to purchase a seat and you will be notified
  • If all documents are received, and are complete, you will be advised that you are eligible to purchase a seat in the course
  • You must be available to come to the Faculty of Health Professional Studies Office in Langley, BC in person within one week of purchase
  • Only purchase a seat in Clinical if you are able to travel to our offices in person within one week of purchasing a seat as seats are not held, this will be confirmed when you are contacted
  • Failure to attend a meeting in the Faculty of Health Professional Studies Office in Langley, BC within one week of purchase, will forfeit your registration and no refund will be issued
  • Please note, seats are sold on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and authorization from our office does not guarantee a seat will be available for purchase

STEP FOUR:   

When you are ready and if seats are available, purchase a seat in the clinical course, on the Faculty of Health, Professional Studies webpage, click on the “FLEXReg” link and search PNUR 1130. Follow the instructions to register and pay using VISA or MASTERCARD.

If there are no available seats for the course, please refer to step one above.  Authorization to purchase a seat in Clinical applies only to the current semester in which registrations are being accepted as prerequisites expire.

STEP FIVE:     

Once a seat is purchased for clinical, please email our office from your KPU email address within 48 hours to book your meeting appointment. The appointment must occur within one week (7 days) of purchasing the seat.

  • This is an in person appointment only
  • You cannot send someone to represent you
  • You must bring all of the original prerequisites with you, copies are not accepted
  • You will be required to complete the Canadian Criminal Record Check forms provided by our office
    • The cost for the Canadian Criminal Record Check is currently $28.00 (Cdn), payable by VISA or MASTERCARD only
    • You are required to bring two current pieces of government issued identification to this meeting.
    • Please note, one form of government issued identification must have your photograph, signature, and birthdate
  • Failure to attend a meeting in the Faculty of Health Professional Studies Office in Langley, BC within one week of purchase, will forfeit your registration and no refund will be issued

 

Registration deadline

Registration closes once all the seats are full or one month after the start of the semester to allow enough time to place all students.

Current Course Schedule

Current course schedules are available on our main webpage for Professional Studies Health http://www.kpu.ca/cps/health and on the online registration system Flexreg www.kpu.ca/cps

Text Books/Course Materials

Internet access required.  Wi-Fi technology not recommended for quiz/exams.  Online course modality may not be fully functional when utilizing iPads &/or android devices.

Drug Guidebookone of the following:

  • Recommended: Lippincott Drug Guide (latest edition) OR
  • Davis Drug Guide (latest edition)

Questions?

Please contact our Program Assistant at 604.599.2232 or email