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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621943
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Nursing Clinical Practicum: Integrated Application Process
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:

Pre-licensure nursing students have a final capstone practicum or clinical course as they transition to the professional nurse role. Generally, the student role requires increased independent practice, which can be a challenge. Nursing students’ final clinical course is typically expected to facilitate their transition to professional practice. The senior practicum or transitions practicum is designed for the student to partner with a practicing nurse preceptor to learn both nursing role and skills. Learning during the senior practicum is important as the student will recognize the development of their own intellectual knowledge, psychomotor skills, and affective attitudes as they transition from nursing student to nurse graduate.

 

Supporting nursing students in learning is an important role for educators. The student’s decision of where they should complete their nursing school practicum can be a difficult decision, especially when there are many options in the specialty, local, and distant areas, and internationally. Developing a process to improve selection quality for an integrated application became a challenging goal. By analyzing and reorganizing the process, a strategy was developed, one with the functionality and technical capabilities to support the wide-ranging needs of all clinical practicum options.

 

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. We divided options into the categories based on specialty areas. Students were provided a text box to provide a 250-word narrative about why they are interested in the practicum specialty areas. Practicum requests were received from all 106 student applicants. Results were uploaded to an Excel spreadsheet and reviewed by educators to assign all student placements.

 

Using technology to support the application has enabled educators to successfully assign students to the practicum site of their choice. Further investigation is necessary to explore students’ satisfaction with the system used for the application.

Keywords:
Integrated Application; Nursing Student Practicum; Selection Process
Repository Posting Date:
19-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
19-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST514
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.titleNursing Clinical Practicum: Integrated Application Processen_US
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/10755/621943-
dc.description.abstract<p>Pre-licensure nursing students have a final capstone practicum or clinical course as they transition to the professional nurse role. Generally, the student role requires increased independent practice, which can be a challenge. Nursing students’ final clinical course is typically expected to facilitate their transition to professional practice. The senior practicum or transitions practicum is designed for the student to partner with a practicing nurse preceptor to learn both nursing role and skills. Learning during the senior practicum is important as the student will recognize the development of their own intellectual knowledge, psychomotor skills, and affective attitudes as they transition from nursing student to nurse graduate.</p> <p> </p> <p>Supporting nursing students in learning is an important role for educators. The student’s decision of where they should complete their nursing school practicum can be a difficult decision, especially when there are many options in the specialty, local, and distant areas, and internationally. Developing a process to improve selection quality for an integrated application became a challenging goal. By analyzing and reorganizing the process, a strategy was developed, one with the functionality and technical capabilities to support the wide-ranging needs of all clinical practicum options.</p> <p> </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. We divided options into the categories based on specialty areas. Students were provided a text box to provide a 250-word narrative about why they are interested in the practicum specialty areas. Practicum requests were received from all 106 student applicants. Results were uploaded to an Excel spreadsheet and reviewed by educators to assign all student placements.</p> <p> </p> <p>Using technology to support the application has enabled educators to successfully assign students to the practicum site of their choice. Further investigation is necessary to explore students’ satisfaction with the system used for the application.</p>en
dc.subjectIntegrated Applicationen
dc.subjectNursing Student Practicumen
dc.subjectSelection Processen
dc.date.available2017-07-19T18:26:47Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-19-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-19T18:26:47Z-
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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