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Title: Nursing Student Clinical Placement


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Nursing Student Clinical Placement
2
Nursing Student Clinical Placement Expectations
And Planning
  • As a practice-based profession, clinical
    placement is key for nursing students. It is the
    arena that enables them to apply the knowledge
    gained during classes it is how key skills and
    competencies are developed by doing hands-on
    work, and how students can begin to experience
    the intricacies and the environment of their
    future workplace. It allows them to be better
    prepared for the moment when they enter the
    health care field and begin working with
    patients, doctors and other nurses.
  • Nurses play a central role in the overall
    provision of care. This does not end with the
    administration of medication and treatments it
    goes beyond that into being appropriately
    equipped to offer emotional support, education
    and counselling to patients and families, and
    simultaneously being able to effectively work
    side by side with other health care professional
    to achieve desired outcomes.

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  • Effective clinical placements for nursing
    students should take place within a variety of
    settings and should also allow the future nurse
    to
  • Discover the variety of learning opportunities
    available in health care environments
  • Work under high-pressure and challenging frames
    that require fast and informed decision making
    many times
  • Get acquainted with the dynamics of the job
  • Learning efficient time management and
    prioritization
  • Developing a solution-oriented mindset
  • Working and learning from patients just as much
    as other medical colleagues
  • It should be the goal of any valuable clinical
    placement program to allow students to have a
    diversity of experiences across primary care
    settings and ultimately, building momentum
    towards successful certification exams and the
    beginning of their professional careers.

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  • For students, their first clinical placement is
    an exciting time. Its a milestone signalling
    that things are finally becoming real and they
    are moving from notebooks to patient charts.
    Preparation is essential in making sure the
    experience lends itself to as much learning as
    possible. One of the main things to be noted is
    that in health care settings, flexibility is
    king. Being able to move shifts around and deal
    with unexpected schedule changes are going to be
    important, especially if the student wishes to
    practice side by side with a mentor whose
    schedule is always subject to change.
  • Many will find juggling school, clinical
    placement and social life overwhelming. Here is
    where organization skills will have to kick in.
    Luckily, technology has solutions to help ease
    the burden. For example, a cloud-based student
    nurse scheduling solution such as the one
    provided by Rotation Manager can take some of the
    pressure off by helping keep track of patient
    records, schedules, background checks and drug
    screenings and even getting job references.
  • The beginning of a clinical placement program
    will always be an exciting yet an intense time,
    especially when working in units where the full
    spectrum of medical conditions is present from
    day one. Regardless of this, working in health
    care is one of the most rewarding careers and
    with every patient helped, the motivation to do
    more and better will only increase.

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3 Tips For Winning The Final Step Of Student
Nursing Life
  • For nurse students, the culmination of all their
    efforts, learnings, experiences, trainings and
    even failures and quite frankly their future
    careers rest on one final step the management
    placement. While the most overconfident of
    students will feel it is a done deal, practicing
    caution and assertiveness can make a huge
    difference. While its important to take a step
    back and congratulate yourself for reaching this
    final stage, now is not the time to lay low and
    take it easy theres one more final push of
    student life required.
  • However, at this point the majority of students
    should feel more comfortable walking in an extra
    busy ward, dealing with difficult patients and
    cases, administering medicines and treatments and
    managing a schedule that can change in a
    heartbeat. While the planning and organizing
    should get easier at this stage, the reality is
    it never does, so being adaptable, flexible and
    responsive will always be valuable to any future
    nurse.

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  • As final exams, certifications and the thrilling
    job seek all begin unravelling, a couple of
    useful tips can make this final push, a smooth
    ride.
  • Be prepared, do some research
  • Every placement will be different and require
    different aptitudes and attitudes. The basic
    skills and learnings will always be valuable,
    but preparation will be key from day one. A
    pre-placement visit is always a good idea.
    Getting a head start and going in for a visit to
    meet the mentor and future colleagues, asking
    questions and getting useful pre-reads and even
    getting familiar with the setting itself with
    calm some of the nerves and ensure a smoother
    start.

7
  • Creating SMART objectives
  • One of the best ways to make sure goals are set
    right is to think about them as Specific,
    Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
    Take for instance, a student nurse who aims to be
    able to administer treatments without supervision
    by following appropriate procedures and providing
    sufficient information to patients is a smart
    goal which can be measured in a period of 3
    months or so and proven by the number of patients
    who in that timeframe have received information
    about the drugs they have been given and why, and
    as well through the documentation available that
    resulted from that. Goals should not be any more
    than five to ensure success.
  • Thorough and thoughtful planning
  • By now, every single nurse student must be aware
    of the importance of planning. Managing time and
    patient load on top of other responsibilities is
    not the easiest thing to do, but is a skill to
    master. As best practice, its important to start
    off small with a couple of patients and learning
    their file to their fully. As time goes by, the
    same can be applied with an increasing number of
    patients. Getting a planner such as Rotation
    Manager can help centralize important documents,
    access shift and patient information easily,
    order checks and drug screenings, all from a
    phone. Lastly, the most important thing to
    understand is that for every mistake, there is a
    lesson learned and its always helpful to take a
    moment and self-congratulate for the progress
    made so far.

8
Track Rotation and Meet Standards with Rotation
Manager
  • Among the most challenging tasks that nursing
    schools and hospitals come up against on a
    regular basis is scheduling the rotations for
    their nursing students.
  • Its a crucial task because any scheduling errors
    can create a whole series of problems like
    failing to adequately cover the care of patients,
    damaging a hospitals reputation for standards,
    giving the nursing students too few hours, as
    well as a host of other potential complications
    for nursing schools.
  • This is where Rotation Manager (https//rotationma
    nager.com/) can help. It is a solution for
    scheduling nurse rotations that is cloud-based so
    requires no installation, but offers significant
    benefits for every person and institution
    involved in the process of drawing up a rotation
    schedule.

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  • It offers all that is required for setting
    clinical rotations including
  • The ability to track rotations Ensuring
    requirements are met on time Enabling schedules
    and hours to be uploaded from mobile devices
    The ordering of background checks The ordering
    of drug screenings Getting job references.
  • Rotation Manager is not only user-friendly but it
    also includes a mobile web-app that enables
    nursing students to access information about
    their instructors, shifts, and other relevant
    data from their mobile devices. Students are also
    able to request that they are referred for jobs
    by their hospital educators to hospital HR
    departments where their rotations are taking
    place.
  • An online clinical journal is among the benefits
    for nursing students. It enables them to make
    notes about their clinical experiences and allows
    them to give feedback to their instructors. In
    addition, its possible for them to request and
    store in a built-in vault any electronic letters
    of recommendation from their instructors.

10
  • Rotation Manager makes the challenge of
    scheduling rotations much easier and a lot more
    efficient.  By utilizing Rotation Managers
    functionality is among the easiest ways of
    preventing any compromised compliance standards
    and eliminating inefficient rotation scheduling.
  • Rotation Manager offers many benefits to Nursing
    Students, Hospitals, and Schools and has helped
    many nursing programs significantly reduce the
    paperwork that previously added to their
    problems. It has played a big part in helping
    eliminate audit failure.
  • By securely centralizing documents in a protected
    location accessible to all parties makes it much
    easier to track all of the important
    documentation needed at each step of the process.
  • Those hospitals and schools that have been using
    the Rotation Manager software agree that
    affiliations between all parties involved in
    scheduling rotations have been greatly
    strengthened.
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