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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621749
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Integrated Application Process for Nursing Student Clinical Practicum
Other Titles:
Advancing Nursing Education
Author(s):
Goldstein, Nancy S.; Baptiste, Diana Lyn; Snow, Sibyl
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu Beta
Author Details:
Nancy S. Goldstein, DNP, MS, RNC-OB, ANP-BC, Professional Experience: 2005-Present; Nurse Practitioner; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Faculty Practice; Johns Hopkins Hospital; Baltimore, MD 2001-Present; Instructor; Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Baltimore, MD 1990-Present; CPR Instructor; American Heart Association; Johns Hopkins Hospital; Baltimore, MD 2004-2005; Nurse Practitioner; Woman to Woman – Comprehensive Care; Faculty Practice; Columbia, MD 1996-2004; Clinical Nurse/ Faculty; Labor and Delivery Unit; Johns Hopkins Hospital; Baltimore, MD 1995-2001; Clinical Instructor; Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Baltimore, MD 1994-1998; Clinical Instructor; Villa Julie College; Baltimore, MD Author Summary: Nancy Goldstein has been a practicing nurse for over 30 years in the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and University, caring for patients, participating in research, and educating future nurses. Her main areas of focus have been maternal-child and women’s health; she has expanded her scope of practice to adult health and substance use disorders. Over the past several years, Dr. Goldstein has coordinated the student nurse practitioners’ placements for their practicum in the master’s program.
Abstract:

The nursing students’ decision where to complete their education can be difficult with multiple clinical options. A process to improve communication and quality of selection through an integrated application was the aim. A strategy was developed with functionality and technical capabilities to support wide-ranging needs of all clinical practicum options.

Supporting learning for pre-licensure nursing students in the clinical arena for their final clinical practicum continues to challenge nurse educators. Finding the right clinical setting and mentor in that setting continues to test nursing educators. The nursing students’ decision for completion of their education can be difficult when there are so many practice settings and clinical options. The method to support placement of individual students on a particular clinical site for their final practicum course was our focus.

We developed a web-based application using Qualtrics® survey software. Students were provided a link to complete the application within a two-week time frame. The application process includes an algorithm to assist students with selecting locations, clinical sites, clinical areas of focus, and a narrative describing the rationale for their selection. We divided options into the categories based on various clinical areas. Students were provided a text box to type a 250-word narrative about why they are interested in the clinical areas.

The process to improve student selection quality for an integrated application was the goal. By analyzing and reorganizing the process a strategy was developed. This process focused on developing functionality and technical capabilities to support the wide ranging needs of all clinical practicum options including local area, distant, specialty and international. Each option had some degree of requirements in which there may have been need for added supplemental forms. Communicating the goals, process and outcomes was important in the development and implementation process to achieve change in the workflow for students and educators. Benefits, limitations, and barriers related to the development, maintenance, and application of the program will be addressed.

Developing a process to improve selection quality for an integrated application became a challenging goal. Limitations identified included incomplete applications, discrepancies between narrative and drop-down menu selectins, and the narrative word-length was limiting. Students had difficulty selecting clinical placements as a result of novice skillsets, modest patient exposure, and limited experiences in a variety of clinical areas. Using technology to support the application has enabled educators to successfully assign students to the practicum site of their choice. All applications are retrieved from Qualtrics® and transcribed to an Excel® spreadsheets. The electronic application enables faculty to review student selections via spreadsheets that combined all data onto one file. Students were able to quickly and easily select choices and add pertinent information related to each selection, giving the educator a clear understanding of their post-graduation goals.

Keywords:
Decision Making; Integrated Application; Selection Process
Repository Posting Date:
10-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17B02
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleIntegrated Application Process for Nursing Student Clinical Practicumen_US
dc.title.alternativeAdvancing Nursing Educationen
dc.contributor.authorGoldstein, Nancy S.en
dc.contributor.authorBaptiste, Diana Lynen
dc.contributor.authorSnow, Sibylen
dc.contributor.departmentNu Betaen
dc.author.detailsNancy S. Goldstein, DNP, MS, RNC-OB, ANP-BC, Professional Experience: 2005-Present; Nurse Practitioner; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Faculty Practice; Johns Hopkins Hospital; Baltimore, MD 2001-Present; Instructor; Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Baltimore, MD 1990-Present; CPR Instructor; American Heart Association; Johns Hopkins Hospital; Baltimore, MD 2004-2005; Nurse Practitioner; Woman to Woman – Comprehensive Care; Faculty Practice; Columbia, MD 1996-2004; Clinical Nurse/ Faculty; Labor and Delivery Unit; Johns Hopkins Hospital; Baltimore, MD 1995-2001; Clinical Instructor; Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Baltimore, MD 1994-1998; Clinical Instructor; Villa Julie College; Baltimore, MD Author Summary: Nancy Goldstein has been a practicing nurse for over 30 years in the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and University, caring for patients, participating in research, and educating future nurses. Her main areas of focus have been maternal-child and women’s health; she has expanded her scope of practice to adult health and substance use disorders. Over the past several years, Dr. Goldstein has coordinated the student nurse practitioners’ placements for their practicum in the master’s program.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621749-
dc.description.abstract<p><span>The nursing students’ decision where to complete their education can be difficult with multiple clinical options. A process to improve communication and quality of selection through an integrated application was the aim. A strategy was developed with functionality and technical capabilities to support wide-ranging needs of all clinical practicum options.</span><strong></strong></p> <p>Supporting learning for pre-licensure nursing students in the clinical arena for their final clinical practicum continues to challenge nurse educators. Finding the right clinical setting and mentor in that setting continues to test nursing educators. The nursing students’ decision for completion of their education can be difficult when there are so many practice settings and clinical options. The method to support placement of individual students on a particular clinical site for their final practicum course was our focus.</p> <p>We developed a web-based application using Qualtrics® survey software. Students were provided a link to complete the application within a two-week time frame. The application process includes an algorithm to assist students with selecting locations, clinical sites, clinical areas of focus, and a narrative describing the rationale for their selection. We divided options into the categories based on various clinical areas. Students were provided a text box to type a 250-word narrative about why they are interested in the clinical areas.</p> <p>The process to improve student selection quality for an integrated application was the goal. By analyzing and reorganizing the process a strategy was developed. This process focused on developing functionality and technical capabilities to support the wide ranging needs of all clinical practicum options including local area, distant, specialty and international. Each option had some degree of requirements in which there may have been need for added supplemental forms. Communicating the goals, process and outcomes was important in the development and implementation process to achieve change in the workflow for students and educators. Benefits, limitations, and barriers related to the development, maintenance, and application of the program will be addressed.</p> <p>Developing a process to improve selection quality for an integrated application became a challenging goal. Limitations identified included incomplete applications, discrepancies between narrative and drop-down menu selectins, and the narrative word-length was limiting. Students had difficulty selecting clinical placements as a result of novice skillsets, modest patient exposure, and limited experiences in a variety of clinical areas. Using technology to support the application has enabled educators to successfully assign students to the practicum site of their choice. All applications are retrieved from Qualtrics® and transcribed to an Excel® spreadsheets. The electronic application enables faculty to review student selections via spreadsheets that combined all data onto one file. Students were able to quickly and easily select choices and add pertinent information related to each selection, giving the educator a clear understanding of their post-graduation goals.</p>en
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectIntegrated Applicationen
dc.subjectSelection Processen
dc.date.available2017-07-10T17:05:57Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-10-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-10T17:05:57Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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