This summative course integrates the skills and knowledge developed in previous coursework and applies them to a project. Students select an area of interest and location that can accommodate at least 40 hours. After completing an approved proposal and demonstrating compliance with the stipulations for off-site experiences, a preceptor and/or advisor is assigned. Students are required to submit a paper based on journal entries and learning throughout the 40-hour experience, identifying an aspect for improved patient care at their location.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Describes the role, learning objectives, and responsibilities of the learner prior to participating in the off-site experience. Documents compliance with same after at the end of the experience.
- Complies with all university, institutional, and program policies, privacy mandate, including attendance, and record keeping.
- Demonstrates the ability to analyze effectively and think critically throughout the experience.
- Accepts responsibility for his/her relationships with patients and all other members of the healthcare team that demonstrates awareness of multicultural and social differences.
- Displays initiative, self-discipline, and intellectual curiosity.
- Accepts instruction and constructive criticism and incorporates it into future practice.
- Demonstrates ethical behavior in all relationships.
- Displays a willingness to perform any assigned duties within the scope of the practicum agreement.
- Describe the elements that combine to define safe and competent care in their practicum institution.
- Identify leadership and management principles relevant to their practicum site experience.