Consolidated Clinical Course PNUR 9130*

This course was formerly known as PNUR 1130 and has now changed to PNUR 9130

 

Course Description

Learners will demonstrate entry level Registered Nurse (RN) knowledge, skills and abilities under the guidance of an RN (preceptor).  Preceptors are assigned by the health authority and dependent on availability.

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.  Learners 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, learners should expect to travel to placement locations.  For placement outside of these three regions please contact our office.  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 dependent on the health authority assigned preceptor's schedule and are not adjustable by the learner.  It is recommended that learners 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 learner will mirror their preceptor's work schedule until the 250 hours are complete, this can include evening, weekend and holiday shifts.  Learners are not permitted to seek their own placements/preceptors as all placements will be arranged by KPU's Professional Studies office utilizing the provincial database HSPNet.  Please note: learners who do not accept the placement location as assigned will receive non-mastery in the course and the course fee will not be refunded there are no exceptions.

Course Cost

$2,000.00 CAD, plus GST  (Please note: All Faculty of Health, Professional Studies course fees are non-refundable/non-transferrable)

Course Grade

Successful grade for this course is Mastery

Learners who are not successful in PNUR 9130, Consolidated Clinical are required to contact their Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body for advisement if they are not successful after their first attempt. Second attempts are not permitted. No exceptions. Please note, there is no appeal mechanism within KPU for students receiving non-mastery.

Entrance Requirements

Permission from the Professional Studies Faculty of Health office is required prior to purchasing a seat for clinical

Applications will be accepted on a first qualified basis provided seats are available.  There are no waitlists.  Once intake seats sell out learners will need to reapply when the next intake opens for registration.  Learners must meet all entrance requirements and have all prerequisites prior to applying to this course.  

To be eligible to register, all learners for PNUR 9130 Consolidated Clinical must have a current assessment (not older than two years) and have addressed all recommended education.  This requirement can be satisfied by 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 the CAEN results are older than two years, learners will need to complete a new CAEN; OR
  • Completion of an NCAS assessment and have successfully mastered all educational requirements as identified in all steps of the letter/email from BCCNM.  If the learner has not mastered all of the identified education, with the exception of Consolidated Clinical, as noted in the letter from BCCNM, then registration for clinical is not permitted.  Learners are not 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 NCAS assessment date must be current in the last two (2) years.  Extensions granted by BCCNM may not be considered current for clinical.  Learners will be required to complete a CAEN if their original NCAS assessment date is more than two (2) years old.

Prerequisites Required

Once eligible for clinical, all learners registering for PNUR 9130 must have in their possession the following prerequisites for Consolidated Clinical in order to proceed with registration; related costs are the responsibility of the individual learner:  

  1. All learners, regardless of their status with BCCNM, must provide original proof of English language proficiency.  We accept the following evidence categories: 
    1. English language proficiency tests:
      1. CELBAN original transcripts only with minimum test scores being Speaking: CLB 8, Listening: CLB 9, Reading: CLB 8, Writing: CLB 7
      2. IELTS (Academic Version) original transcript only with minimum test scores being Speaking 7, Listening 7, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5
      3. Please note, results from combining tests are not accepted.  We will accept Academic IELTS or CELBAN results if they have expired.  
    2. Proof of current practicing licensure (RN or LPN) with BCCNM*
    3. A decision letter or confirmation of path forward to gain registration, including the requirements for transitional education, provided to the applicant from BCCNM*
  2. Proof of CPR Level C Canadian certificate or higher; CPR certification must remain valid for the duration of the placement.
  3. Proof of Immunizations consistent with the requirements of clinical agencies.  If a learner does not have immunization records available, please print the Immunization form provided and have it authorized by a medical doctor to confirm proof of the stated immunizations Immunization Form.
  4. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination consistent with the requirements of clinical agencies.  Student's vaccine status along with the dates of when your vaccine was administered will be uploaded to HSPNet prior to placement submission - please submit your government issued COVID-19 vaccine passport along with photo ID to confirm proof.  Students who do not have full COVID-19 vaccination or do not have proof of such will not be permitted to register for clinical.  See PHO order
  5. 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 completed 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 learner applies.
  6. Signed Confidentiality Agreement
  7. Signed policy form FOHPS PolicyAcknForm_2021.docx once learners have read and understood the relevant policies as indicated in the form.  The policies can be found at www.kpu.ca/policies and Student Rights & Responsibilities. In the event a learner requires further clarification on the policies, please contact the Professional Studies office prior to signing and submitting the acknowledgement form.
  8. Signed HSP Consent Form Consent Form for Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
  9. Learners must complete this Resume form only, other resume formats will not be accepted.  The resume form is to be emailed as an attachment in WORD format (please do not convert to PDF) along with all the other scanned prerequisites.   Please include any Professional Studies courses that have been successfully mastered in the section titled "Additional Education/Post Graduate".  When listing experience, start with all RN experience first, both employee and student experience and then if there is other healthcare related experience such as LPN or RPN please include that information. Email address to send the document to is FOHPS@kpu.ca

    If you have a strong PEDS background or  you are a former OR nurse please let us know.  In some cases, if you plan to return to these specialties we may be able to seek a clinical placement on a pediatric unit or in an OR setting if BCCNM approves the request.  These requests are evaluated case by case only.

  10. Learners are required to complete Fit Testing prior to registration.  The Fit Test records must be valid for the duration of the placement and should be completed 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+ (subject to change if supplies are limited due to COVID-19).  To register for Fit Testing at KPU, please visit our Fit Testing website for details.   If learners are intending to be fit tested at KPU, please ensure the fit testing appointment occurs prior to submitting the prerequisites for registration.  A fit testing record from other agencies is accepted provided the N95 model is the same as utilized in BC.  
  11. The BCCNM decision letter outlining the education required following NCAS.  If learners completed a CAEN with KPU, a copy of the report is not required.

Please ensure all prerequisites are emailed to FOHPS@kpu.ca via your KPU student email address only and include your valid KPU student number.  The KPU student email address is required for HSPNet and all placement communication is only done via student KPU email addresses.  To set up the KPU student email account visit one.kpu.ca

Please ensure you order your KPU student ID as this ID will be worn during clinical as part of your ID https://www.kpu.ca/library/kpu-card ; if you live outside of the lower mainland, please read the directions here https://www.kpu.ca/library/services/distance-learners-library-services on how to order the card remotely.

In addition to the prerequisites listed above, all learners registered in PNUR 9130 will require a clear criminal record check from the Ministry of Public Safety; related costs are the responsibility of the individual learner.  This will be completed through our office after students have purchased a seat for clinical;

  • The valid Criminal Record Check (CRC) issued by the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General is submitted through KPU's Faculty of Health, Professional Studies office once learners have purchased a seat for PNUR 9130.   CRC requests will not be processed if the application for Clinical is incomplete i.e. any of the prerequisites are expiring during the semester the learner intends to register for or the learner has 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.  Learners require two pieces of valid ID. One piece of ID must be any government issued (BC Driver License preferred) and display the learner's current legal name, date of birth, signature and photo, no exceptions.  If valid ID cannot be produced, registration will not proceed, see step four (4) below for further details.   

How to Register for the Consolidated Clinical Course (PNUR 9130)

 

  1. Once a clinical intake has opened for registration on Elevate, email all of your prerequisite documentation to fohps@kpu.ca from your KPU student email address.   

    • If learners are missing any of the prerequisites noted above or have not yet mastered the recommended education, they will not receive permission to purchase a seat.

  1. Within a week (unless the office is closed for holidays), the Faculty of Health Professional Studies Office will contact the learner via email upon reviewing the 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 email tracking options prior to sending the email if proof of delivery receipt is required.  Duplicate emails are not required and often delay response times.   

    • If your prerequisite documentation is complete and in order, you will receive permission from the Professional Studies Faculty of Health Office to purchase a seat.

    • If your prerequisite documentation is incomplete or incorrect, you will be updated as to what documentation you are missing, and you will need to resubmit.

    • Do not purchase a seat without permission as there are no refunds for this course.   

    • Permission to purchase a seat does not guarantee a seat as all eligible students will be given permission, and seats are limited. Only those students who are eligible for clinical and have all the prerequisites as posted above will be granted permission to purchase a seat, there are no exceptions.   

  1. Upon receiving permission from Faculty of Health Professional Studies Office, open the registration system Elevate, search 9130, select the appropriate section and follow the steps to purchase the course.  

    • Learners must be available to complete the Canadian Criminal Record Check process (CRC) within one week of purchasing the course.  Only purchase a seat if completion of the Canadian CRC process is possible within one week of purchasing a seat

    • Failure to apply for the Canadian CRC within one week of purchase may result in the forfeiture of your clinical seat with no refund.

  1. Once a seat is purchased for clinical, please email our office using KPU student email within 48-hours to notify our office so the Canadian CRC process can be started. The CRC process must occur within one week (7 days) of purchasing the seat. 

    • Learns cannot use a representative in their place

    • Learners will be required to complete the Canadian Criminal Record Check forms provided by our office or use the online CRC portal 

    • The cost for the Canadian Criminal Record Check is currently $28.00 (CAD), payable by VISA or MASTERCARD only 

    • Learners are required to have two current pieces of government issued identification for this process. 

    • Please note, one form of government issued identification must include a photograph, signature, and birthdate 

    • Failure to complete the Canadian CRC process within one week of purchasing a seat for clinical, will forfeit the 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 course to allow enough time to place all students. 

Current Course Schedule

Current course schedules are available on Elevate by searching for PNUR 9130 and on our home page under "Upcoming Courses".  Please note:  Start and end dates for individual placements are dependent on facility and external health authority assigned preceptor availability as approved in HSPNet which are outside KPU's control and may not coincide with semester dates.

Text Books/Course Materials

Reliable Internet access required.  Wi-Fi technology not recommended for quiz/tests.  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 office via email