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​The applicant, preceptor, and employer have clear roles and responsibilities during both the proposal stage and, if approved, the completion of Supervised Practice Experience (SPE).

 SPE proposal

Applicant Preceptor Employer
  • Finds an employer willing to provide a preceptor
  • Develops a learning and evaluation plan in collaboration with preceptor
  • Submits proposal to Registration Committee
  • If approved, obtains provisional registration with BCCNM
  • Prepares for clinical experience by reviewing relevant theory policies and resources
  • Reviews and signs the SPE Agreement (Form 68) 
  • Completes a statement of background
  • Helps applicant develop the proposal (including the learning and evaluation plan) by providing information re: agency, client population, nursing roles and responsibilities, agency resources etc.
  • Reviews SPE information and agrees to the SPE
  • Identifies appropriate preceptor(s)
  • Completes the SPE Agreement (Form 68)

 Completion of SPE

Applicant Preceptor Employer
  • Participates in agency orientation
  • Implements learning and evaluation plan including maintaining a journal, record of hours, list of new learning needs identified
  • Communicates learning needs, opportunities and any concerns through appropriate channels
  • In collaboration with preceptor, completes evaluation and submits notification of completion of the SPE to unit manager
  • Introduces applicant to the area, staff and environment
  • Orients applicant to area-specific policies, procedures and resources
  • Works with the applicant in the implementation of the learning and evaluation plan
  • Communicates any difficulties, concerns, alternative objectives or learning activities with applicant and area manager
  • Completes final performance appraisal in collaboration with applicant and submits evaluation to area manager
  • Schedules agency orientation
  • Schedules applicant into preceptor rotation
  • Assigns designate to cover preceptor illness or unscheduled days off
  • Communicates with preceptor(s) and applicant on a regular basis to evaluate progress and makes necessary changes (e.g., assignments)
  • Contacts BCCNM regarding concerns or clarification as necessary
  • Provides written confirmation of successful completion of SPE and sends the SPE Practice Evaluation Form directly to BCCNM

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We also acknowledge the unique and distinct rights, including rights to health and wellness, of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples from elsewhere in Canada who now live in British Columbia. As leaders in the settler health system, we acknowledge our responsibilities to these rights under international, national, and provincial law.​