Students apply the theory learned in HLTH 2931 to a clinical setting. This clinical course, along with the theory course, enables students to meet the licensing requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
The essential features of this practice experience are professionalism, skills and competency development, scope of practice for psychiatric and mental health nursing, professional communication skills, and therapeutic use of self.
Participants are assigned to work with a Nurse Preceptor on an acute care psychiatric inpatient unit, and under the supervision of a Nurse Educator (Open Learning Faculty Member).
The main emphasis in this course is developing clinical competencies in the following areas : therapeutic relationship, admitting and discharging clients, teaching clients, administering medications, group therapies, and common mental health interventions.
Open Learning Faculty Members are teaching staff in the Open Learning division of TRU, and the role of the Open Learning Faculty Member is to actively encourage, support and guide students toward success in their academic studies.
Open Learning Faculty Members must be skilled in teaching, fully knowledgeable of the subject matter and demonstrate a positive, open and caring attitude in all interaction with students.
Responsibilities of the Open Learning Faculty Member (Web) include but are not limited to :
We anticipate 20 - 30 students in this course per year. These numbers are only estimates and actual numbers for the course may be greater or less than the estimated numbers.
We are looking for creative committed educators to join a dynamic Team focused on preparing nurses for diverse practice settings.
The Open Learning Faculty Member must :
According to TRUOLFA Salary Schedule
Qualified TRUOLFA applicants will be given first consideration filling this post
Diversity and Inclusion Commitment :
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.