Continuum of Care Practicum Project (Clinical Experience)
Clinical experiences flexibly focus on your learning needs and interests. A practicum project across the continuum of care provides opportunity to develop an evidence-based project on a topic of your choice, relevant to acute care, public/community health and case management.
The College of Nursing puts an emphasis on application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes through practicum hours and project development as opposed to traditional scheduled shifts.
You will have the opportunity to identify an area of interest relevant to professional nursing roles and practice. Examples of focused areas of interest may be related to leadership and management, IOM/QSEN competencies (patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality, safety, and nursing informatics), clinical best practice, cost/quality improvement initiative, or aspect of institutional strategic plan.
Course faculty, in collaboration with RN-BS academic advisor and/or mentor/preceptors, approve, facilitate, and provide oversight for practicum and project development. Some of the project requirements are as follows:
- Focus may align with strategic initiatives or performance plans/career ladder at your place of
- Prioritizes ability for you to schedule flexibly to complete clinical exploration and practicum
- Conclusion may take form of a paper, poster, presentation, staff development or patient
education, component of unit/organization initiative, or other demonstration of significant and
successful endeavor in the area of your interest across courses and practicum experiences.