PSW Clinical Practice

Course Code PSHS-125
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week 42
Course Availability: Open
Description:

PSHS125 PSW Clinical Practice (174 hrs.) 
Students demonstrate the application of knowledge, skills and attitudes learned from the classroom courses and labs in a practice setting. The course consists of two Parts: Part 1 consists of a 6 week,(126 hour)instructor supervised clinical experience. Part 2 consists of a 2- week (48 our) “preceptorship” format clinical experience. Students must receive “Pass” in Part 1 of the course in order to proceed to Part 2 Preceptor ship. Overall “Pass” grade is required within PSHS 125. 

PSHS 125 Part 1: “Teacher Supervised Clincial Experience” 
Students apply knowledge, skills and attitudes learned from the classroom and lab courses in a college assigned clinical practice setting overseen by a clinical instructor. Students must receive “Pass” in Part 1 of the course in order to proceed to Part 2 (Preceptor ship). 

PSHS 125 Part 2: “Consolidation - Preceptorship Experience” Students will be assigned to a preceptor for a 2 week, (48 hour) day or evening Consolidation/Preceptorship Experience. Students will function as team members within the student Personal Support Worker role taking on a gradually increasing, safe patient care assignments to demonstrate they meet the “Practice Evaluation Indicators/Objectives” of the PSHS 125. Students will work same full shifts on the assigned unit as their assigned preceptor. These shifts can be days or evenings, eight or twelve hour shifts Wednesday to Sunday. The purpose of the experience is to consolidate learning.

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