Competency-based Nursing Practice Education: An Integrated Approach to meeting Primary and Mental Health Care Practice Competencies in the UBC-Vancouver Accelerated Undergraduate Nursing Program

TitleCompetency-based Nursing Practice Education: An Integrated Approach to meeting Primary and Mental Health Care Practice Competencies in the UBC-Vancouver Accelerated Undergraduate Nursing Program
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2019
Project Summary

This 2-year project is designed to enhance clinical teaching and learning for faculty and students in Term 4 of the 5-term accelerated Nursing Undergrad-Curriculum, in which students learn practice competencies in Primary Health Care (NURS 362), Mental Health (NURS 363) and Skills (NURS 401). At issue is the challenge to provide adequate clinical learning for students within complex community and mental health settings and with high clinical teacher turnover. To address these issues we propose three interventions in these clinical courses in 2019W1: 1) Introduce an integrated learning model using the Hub & Spokes approach in which students are able to meet both sets of competencies in an integrated fashion, 2) Enhance pedagogical support and guiding materials for clinical teachers, and 3) Incorporate a Graduate Practicum (NURS 577) option for two or three graduate students into Term 4 of the undergraduate program to foster scholarly development and clinical education leadership.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorGeertje Boschma
Year 1: Funded Amount30,690
Year 1: Team Members

Geertje Boschma, Professor, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Cathryn Jackson, Senior Instructor / Associate Director, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Jennifer Baumbusch, Associate Professor / Program Director, Master of Health Leadership and Policy Program, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science,
Ranjit Dhari, Instructor / Course Leader, Primary Health Care, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Jill Mahy, Lecturer / Course Leader Mental Health Care, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Maggie Wei, Practice Education Coordinator, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Renay Bajkay, Director of Housing Services, Coast Mental Health
Darrell Burnham, Chief Executive Officer, Coast Mental Health
David Keselman, Chief Executive Officer, Louis Brier Home and Hospital
Nicole Encarnacion, Clinical Care Coordinator and Educator, Louis Brier Home and Hospital