NURS 578

Consolidated Practicum (6)

The Consolidated Practicum is a clinically based course in which nurse practitioner students integrate and consolidate their knowledge, skills and experiences gained in all previous courses of the nurse practitioner program. It is a time to combine all of these aspects of learning and practice the nurse practitioner role under the supervision of a physician or a nurse practitioner. Students are expected to be self-directed learners and to identify their learning needs, articulate how they could meet their needs and develop a plan to meet those needs within their practicum time.

The course involves 7 weeks of full time practice. Although many students will practice far from campus and may be the only student in a practice site, communication with faculty will be maintained on an ongoing basis through emails, telephone, Connect discussion and face to face contact with a clinical site visitor. Communication with student peers will be maintained through Connect discussions.


The aim of NURS 578, consolidated practicum, is to integrate the BCCNP Nurse Practitioner Competencies (available at into practice while under the supervision of a physician or nurse practitioner preceptor. As the goal is to achieve entry to practice (as a nurse practitioner, family) level competence, the course objectives are the BCCNP competencies. Students are expected to know their scope of practice and to practice within their scope as articulated in the document, Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners (Family) Standards Limits and Conditions, available on line, at BCCNP.

How to access your course in the UBC Course Schedule: In the top right corner of the page, please select the correct session (W or S), select your course from the list of NURS courses, and click on the course & session number (e.g NURS 123 XXX) to read the published notes for that section. To register as a student you must logged in with your CWL. 

Link to UBC Course Schedule (For Registration, restrictions, etc...) 


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