The Clinical Practicum: Developing Successful Student and Preceptor Experiences

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149371
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Clinical Practicum: Developing Successful Student and Preceptor Experiences
Abstract:
The Clinical Practicum: Developing Successful Student and Preceptor Experiences
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Conner, Clare
P.I. Institution Name:University of Vermont
The purpose of this presentation is to describe the development and implementation of successful clinical experiences for RN students enrolled in an on-line baccalaureate program. This is particularly challenging in a distance-learning environment when onsite clinical supervision and evaluation is not possible. Faculty, student and preceptor communication and collaboration determine the level of success in this endeavor. In the course of their studies, RN students participate in at least one clinical practicum. These experiences provide the opportunity for the nurse-students to enhance the scope and skill of their practice by incorporating the knowledge gained from coursework into a more comprehensive implementation of the nursing process. The attitude of the student and the role of the preceptor are two important factors in determining a successful clinical experience. Returning RN students are generally highly motivated and eager to succeed. They also perform multiple tasks such as work and parenting in addition to their studies. Clinical practica are demanding from both a time and performance expectation perspective. Students are usually responsible for finding an appropriate setting that allows them to meet course objectives. The faculty assists in identifying appropriate settings, appropriate preceptor placement and securing information for execution of agency contracts. Evaluation includes student reflection as well as preceptor input regarding the learning experience. Positive experiences result in student satisfaction as well as new opportunities for fostering relationships between faculty and preceptors.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Clinical Practicum: Developing Successful Student and Preceptor Experiencesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149371-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Clinical Practicum: Developing Successful Student and Preceptor Experiences</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Conner, Clare</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Vermont</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cconner@zoo.uvm.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this presentation is to describe the development and implementation of successful clinical experiences for RN students enrolled in an on-line baccalaureate program. This is particularly challenging in a distance-learning environment when onsite clinical supervision and evaluation is not possible. Faculty, student and preceptor communication and collaboration determine the level of success in this endeavor. In the course of their studies, RN students participate in at least one clinical practicum. These experiences provide the opportunity for the nurse-students to enhance the scope and skill of their practice by incorporating the knowledge gained from coursework into a more comprehensive implementation of the nursing process. The attitude of the student and the role of the preceptor are two important factors in determining a successful clinical experience. Returning RN students are generally highly motivated and eager to succeed. They also perform multiple tasks such as work and parenting in addition to their studies. Clinical practica are demanding from both a time and performance expectation perspective. Students are usually responsible for finding an appropriate setting that allows them to meet course objectives. The faculty assists in identifying appropriate settings, appropriate preceptor placement and securing information for execution of agency contracts. Evaluation includes student reflection as well as preceptor input regarding the learning experience. Positive experiences result in student satisfaction as well as new opportunities for fostering relationships between faculty and preceptors.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:01:05Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:01:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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