1. Apply the theories and concepts learned throughout the program to clinical situations.
2. Utilize problem-solving approaches in recognizing and meeting patient care needs.
3. Apply clinical judgment skills in the coordination of patient care.
4. Implement the nursing role of coordinator of care.
5. Integrate effective communication, research, and teaching-learning principles in coordinating patient care.
6. Evaluate effective and non-effective nursing interventions in providing care to patients.
7. Examine the legal, ethical, cultural, economic, and spiritual issues related to the care of patients.
Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
1. Each student will be required to complete 60 clinical hours with a preceptor, 12 clinical hours in the simulation lab, 6 clinical orientation hours and 12 hours completing two clinical assignments.
2. 12 hours of precepted clinical experience must be completed by September 28, 2010, 36 hours must be completed by October 26, 2010 and 60 hours must be completed by November 23, 2010.
3. The student is to work with the preceptor(s) to develop a clinical schedule. That schedule is to be submitted to the Clinical Instructor and written approval received from the Clinical Instructor prior to the student attending any clinical experiences. Failure to receive written approval for the experience will result in rejection of the clinical hours completed. If any changes need to be made to the submitted schedule, the student is to notify the Clinical Instructor in advance of the change being made and receive written approval. If a student must miss a scheduled clinical, then the student is responsible for notifying the preceptor and the Clinical Instructor prior to the scheduled experience.
4. The student is to complete a Student Clinical Assignment by October 4, 2010 and by November 29, 2010. This assignment is located on WebCT under the Assignment tab. A faculty member will grade the assignment using the rubric posted on WebCT. The completed assignment serves as the student’s mid-term and end-of-course clinical evaluations.
5. The student is to complete an evaluation of the preceptor using the Assessment Function in WebCT by November 29, 2010.
6. Clinical instructors will periodically visit the student and his/her preceptor.
Clinical Simulation Lab
1. Students will complete three clinical simulations at the Regional Simulation Center for a total of 10 hours plus 2 hours for preparation for the first simulation experience.
2. Students will sign up for three separate visits to the simulation center.
3. Students will complete assigned readings for the first experience and two clinical hours will be awarded for this assignment.
4. Students are expected to bring equipment needed to provide patient care and to have the resources they would normally use during a clinical experience.
5. Students who are late to the simulation lab will be considered absent. Absences may be rescheduled depending on space availability. If it is not possible to reschedule a simulation experience, the student may elect to complete additional patient care experiences to obtain clinical hours.
1. Clinical failures are awarded students who fail to meet the objectives of the clinical experience, students who fail to uphold the ANA Practice Standards and the ANA Code of ethics, students who fail to maintain patient safety, and students who fail to complete all of their clinical hours.
2. Scoring a “0” on any component of the Student Clinical Assignment will constitute clinical failure. If a “0” is scored on any component on the mid-semester submission of the Student Clinical Assignment, the student may improve for the final submission (except if committed sufficient clinical infractions to warrant clinical failure). If a “0” is scored on any component of on the final submission, the student fails the clinical component of the course.
3. Each student will receive a mid-term and final clinical evaluation of the student’s performance using the Student Clinical Assignment posted on WebCT.
Infractions constituting clinical failure:
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS UNLESS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED BY A FACULTY MEMBER OR PRECEPTOR
Failure of the clinical component of the course occurs when the student receives an unsatisfactory rating in any area of the evaluation tool or does not complete 90 hours of clinical. Absences will be rescheduled at the discretion of the course coordinator.
Certain behaviors result in an unsatisfactory rating in the professional behavior section of the evaluation rubric.
Three incidents of infractions to the standard of professional behavior to include but not limited to:
Two incidents of infractions to the standard of professional behavior to include but not limited to:
Infractions to the standard of professional behavior that results in immediate failure of the clinical component of the course to include by not limited to: