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Undergraduate Nursing Practicum
Practicum is an intensive clinical experience providing application of content from all previous courses. In this 4 credit course, students experience six weeks of clinicals working closely with a preceptor to learn the role of the professional nurse. The practicum coordinator will meet with students prior to semester 5 to discuss the process for clinical placement as well as possible clinical sites. Upon direction from the practicum coordinator, students will apply for practicum rotations. The practicum coordinator will communicate with the student throughout the placement process.
When can I request a clinical site for my practicum experience?
The Practicum coordinator will provide details when meeting communicating with students in semester 3 or 4 when preparing to complete their request form. Download the student request form for an available practicum site - Practicum Request Form.
What are the requirements for Practicum?
Each agency has different requirements for immunizations as well as for orientation. The practicum coordinator will communicate requirements to you as your choice is confirmed. An absolute requirement is that verifications and CPR (as outlined in UND Nursing policy) must be current and submitted to the student's folder on Blackboard in Practicum Prep.
What am I allowed to do at my clinical site while in Practicum?
Students follow agency policy while in clinicals. A number of agencies supply guidelines and some orientation materials in advance that you will need to complete before arriving there. Others provide instruction and orientation once you've arrived. You will have a preceptor and another contact person within the agency to answer questions about what students are allowed to do.
What clinical sites are currently available for practicum?
Clinical sites are determined by availability of qualified preceptors and agency ability to accommodate students. Clinical site availability will be communicated to the students by the practicum coordinator.