Health & Human Services

Student Nursing Lab Assistant - Nursing Lab

Description

The Student Nursing Lab Assistant worked in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Simulation Coordinator assisting in different capacities in the nursing skills and simulation labs

Position Overview

The Student Nursing Lab Assistant (SNLA) works in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Simulation Coordinator. They will assist in different capacities in the nursing skills and simulation laboratories in the VIU Health and Human Services (HHS) Faculty.

With guidance from the Simulation Coordinator, the SNLA serves as a mentor and resource leader to peers, guides and supports peers in the acquisition of new psychomotor skills thereby increasing student confidence, resilience, and independence, promotes a student-centered approach while following VIU policies (particularly those related to confidentiality), and develops and incorporates evidence-based best practices in the delivery of low fidelity simulation teaching and learning experiences.

The main duties and responsibilities of this position may include supporting and assisting the Simulation Coordinator in the preparation and execution of simulation suit scenarios, working with the Lab Clerk to prepare simulation equipment and materials related to simulation learning for various health care settings (e.g. simulated injection and suture pads, cataloging and organizing equipment used in simulation labs, etc), acting as a standardized patient for RN and/or LPN students in simulation, working with Peer Advisory Leaders (PAL) to monitor some scheduled open skills labs, and supporting research related to simulation and other innovative teaching and learning.

Graduate Attributes Associated

Students in this position will gain skills in capacity to engage in respectful relationships, disciplinary expertise, ethical reasonings, historical understanding, oral communication, and technological literacy 

Position Type

- This is a paid Work-Op position

Sign Up Directions 

For more information, please contact Colleen Price, Chair, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, at Colleen.Price@viu.ca