PNC520 - Practical Nursing Consolidation

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Subject Title
Practical Nursing Consolidation

Subject Description
Having completed all professional and general education subjects, student will concentrate on clinical practice to consolidate skills while providing client centered care. A Registered Practical Nurse functions as preceptor, acting as a resource person for the consolidation student. The student assigned to the preceptor shares the preceptor's clinical assignment and will work full time hours following the preceptor's schedule. Under the preceptor's guidance, the student meets the learning outcomes of this experience.

Credit Status
One credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Practice as a Practical Nurse to promote the health and healing processes of individuals and families and establish caring relationships that foster trust, respect, and collaboration.

2. Use multiple ways of knowing and multiple source of knowledge to inform decision-making in nursing practice.

3. Be self-reflective, self-directed, accountable, creative and inquiring as a Practical Nurse and life-long learner while striving to improve the quality of her or his dimension of practice.

4. Establish caring relationships with colleagues and demonstrate the team and leadership skills required to work effectively wherever Practical Nursing is practiced.

5. Support, advocate and promote the ethical standard of the nursing profession.

6. Advance public polices that will promote the health of all people.

7. Know and be prepared to meet the legislative requirements and the standards of the profession and be accoutable to the public.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Pre-requisite: All Module 100, 200, 300 400 level courses as well as the completion of all GNED courses.

Topic Outline
Consolidation is the final clinical experience of the Practical Nursing Diploma program.  It follows successful completion of all program course requirements.
The major focus of Consolidation is to develop clinical confidence and facilitate the transition from student level to a Practical Nurse level.

Mode of Instruction
Modes of instruction will be varied and include but are not limited to the following:
Mentoring                  Role modeling                        Presentation                         Discussion
Group Work               Independent Study                Demonstration                     

Prescribed Texts
Kozier, B., Erb, G., Breman, A., Snyder, S., Buck, M., Yui, L., Leesberg Stamler, L. (2013).  Fundamentals of Canadian nursing: concepts, process and practice. (3rd ed.). New Jersey: Pearson Canada
Lewis, S. L., McLean Heitkemper, M., Ruff Dirksen, S., Barry, M. A., Goldsworthy, S., &
Goodridge, D. (2013). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada. (3rd Cdn. ed.). Toronto, ON: Elsevier.
Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (10th ed.) (2017).  St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book.
Skidmore-Roth, L. (2017). Mosby’s 2017 Nursing Drug Reference (30th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

College of Nurses of Ontario. (2009). Compendium of standards of practice for nurses in Ontario. Toronto: College of Nurses of Ontario.  

Students are responsible for all costs related to transportation and parking at the assigned clinical agency 

Reference Material
Carpenito-Moyet, L., J. (2012). Nursing diagnosis: Application to clinical practice. (14th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Wolters Kluwer.
Panga, K. D., & Panga, T. J. (2013). Mosby’s Canadian Manuarl of diagnostic and Laboratory Tests. (1st Cdn. ed.) Toronto, ON: Elsevier.

Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (10th ed.) (2017).  St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book.
Skidmore-Roth, L. (2017). Mosby’s 2017 Nursing Drug Reference (30th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

The student must meet all course competencies in order to achieve a grade of ‘Satisfactory’ in PNC520 – Clinical for the Practical Nurse and complete two comprehensive exams and achieve a grade of a grade of 75% on at least one.  Students with a grade of unsatisfactory will not be able to graduate from the practical nursing program.
If a student is deemed to be unsafe at any time during the clinical, a meeting with the faculty, student and coordinators will be set up to establish the course of action to be taken, including the potential termination of student’s participation in clinical practice. Refer to PND Clinical Policies and forms.
Seneca faculty assigns the final grade of SAT or UNSAT on the completion and submission of course work and for the following evaluations:
·         Complete  Quiz #1 and Quiz #2
·         Complete Comprehensive exam #1
·         Complete Comprehensive exam #2 
·         Complete CNO learning modules as assigned
·         Complete 375 supervised clinical practice hours
·         Achieve Satisfactory clinical evaluation

Promotion Policy (Revised May 2017)

Modes of Evaluation

Promotion Policy

To achieve a Satisfactory grade in PNC520 ,  the student must:

·         Obtain an overall cumulative grade of 75%.
·         Complete the ASI in class assessment
·         Complete CNO learning modules as assigned
·         Complete 375 supervised clinical practice hours
·         Obtain a successful final clinical evaluation
Modes of Evaluation

(Revised January 2016)

An interactive process between student, preceptor and Seneca College Faculty is used throughout the course to assess student progress. 
Seneca faculty assigns the final grade based on the following:
·         Quiz #1 10%
·         Quiz #2 10%
·         Comprehensive exam #1 40%
·         Comprehensive exam #2 40%
·         In classroom ASI assessment
·         Clinical evaluation


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