Reporting directly to the Campus Director for staffing and operational issues and the PN/HCA Provincial Coordinator for PN and HCA curriculum, the PN Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day operations of the PN Program to meet the educational requirements for students registered in the programs.
- Assists in the interviewing and hiring of new Practical Nursing instructors
- Monitors, orients and assists in the evaluation of new instructors
- Meets regularly with Campus Director keeping him/her informed of student process or issues
- Meets with practicum sites regularly
- Assists in the interviewing process for potential practical nursing students
- Acts as reference for students seeking employment
- Assists Campus Director with selecting new intake start dates
- Assists students in preparing for Canadian Practical Nursing Registration Exam (CPNRE)
- Acts as campus liaison for Practical Nursing Advisory Committee
- Liaises with classroom and clinical instructors to problem-solve with students issues
- Serves as a support person for students, classroom/clinical instructors and preceptors
- Organizes preceptorship placement for students
- Maintains open communication with Provincial PN Coordinator and participates in monthly teleconferences
- Documents accurately on decisions and actions; recording details and maintains files
- Ensures that all evaluations and documentations are completed and submitted to the Education Coordinator
- Ensures all supplies (uniforms, name tags, textbooks, resources, etc.) have been ordered and received
- Assists in the evaluation of the Practical Nursing curriculum
- Coordinates the data collection, summary and analysis for the purpose of reporting to the College of Licensed Practical Nursing
- Utilizes HSPnet for clinical placement planning
- Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Qualifications and Education
- Current practising licence with one of the BC nursing regulatory Colleges (CLPNBC, CRNBC, OR CRPNBC). LPNs can teach providing they meet all of the remaining standards.
- A credential in adult education/equivalent or in-progress from an accredited post-secondary institution;
- Three to five years of recent, relevant practice experience (equivalent to full-time hours per year where full-time hours are 1800-2000 per year). For Coordinator position — 5 years nursing background, knowledge and experience.
- Other faculty qualifications may be considered for particular courses:
- Pharmacology (e.g. undergraduate degree in pharmacy, two years of hospital pharmacy experience, registered with the College of Pharmacists of BC);
- Professional communications (e.g. undergraduate degree in a Human Services field or discipline, or Counseling Psychology);
- Anatomy and Physiology (e.g. undergraduate degree in biology, physiology, physician, or equivalent education and experience). Physicians may only teach Anatomy and Physiology.
- Use the vocabulary of nursing.
- Understanding the clinical practice of nursing across the lifespan.
- Knowledge of the diverse organizational environments in which nurses and HCA’s practice.
- Able to interpret learning experience needs of students and work with local instructional staff to troubleshoot and develop positive strategies to address such issues.
- Understand the educational experiences of student nurses and HCA’s.
Ethics | Respect | Trust | Integrity | Engagement | Continuous Improvement | Diversity
Accountability | Leadership | Communication | Analytical Thinking | Problem Solving | Adaptability | Teamwork | Network and Relationship Building | Planning and Organizing