The Integrative Practicum course is the final course in the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) Program, taken after all other PHCNP and graduate level courses are successfully completed. The Integrative Practicum course will build on students’ knowledge, skills, and experience from previous courses and focus on synthesizing theory and practice.
Main Focus: Synthesize competencies essential to advanced nursing practice to provide primary health care for clients across the lifespan. Demonstrate autonomy and decision-making and critically analyze organizational and system issues that influence scope of practice, professional accountability and outcomes.
The course is divided into two integrated and concurrent parts: seminars and the clinical practicum. Students are evaluated in both parts of the course. Seminars are designed to facilitate the: application of theories in the management of clients’ clinical manifestations; promotion of dialogue and critical thinking in the application of theory to practice; continued development of problem-based learning through the study of case examples from your placement experiences and evidence-informed cases; and presentation of clinical experiences pertinent to the integration and synthesis of knowledge and skills.
This course is offered through a combination of online learning modules, extensive clinical placement experiences, small group seminars (usually held face to face), and online discussion forums.