The RPN Simulation Lab Assessment gives you an opportunity to show us your knowledge and skills in a series of simulated patient encounters.
This assessment is offered to RPN candidates seeking licensure in Saskatchewan and British Columbia only.
The RPN SLA is conducted virtually via a video conferencing platform, so a quiet space with stable internet is required. More details are provided with confirmation of your scheduled SLA .
Candidates virtually visit three stations, meet patients and take on the role of a nurse. Each station is designed to reflect a varied practice setting, and to allow for a specific assessment or treatment to be performed so the candidate can demonstrate a full breadth of nursing practice.
At the start of each station, you will receive a chart with a brief written statement that introduces the presenting clinical problem and states the task you will need to perform. The chart also includes a variety of supporting documents to assist in the planning of care. You will be given five minutes to review the chart prior the start of the simulation scenario. You should act in each scenario as you would in a real-life practice setting.