This course is provided within the acute clinical setting. Clinical rotations are designed to provide the opportunity to meet specific competency-based requirements. The clinical experience prepares practitioners who can function in diverse settings with clients from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds as well as multiple age and developmental stages. The student will interact with individuals and families experiencing life transitions and acute health challenges in clinical practice settings to promote health and healing. These practice settings are comprised of the operating room, medical outpatients, emergency department, labour and delivery and the critical care unit. The student will apply the theories and concepts learned in theory and other courses, allowing the student to transfer learning to new situations. In this practicum, learners will be given a series of graded levels of responsibility that will progress towards independent practice in the field. Such exposure allows the student to transfer learning to new situations.