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Website for Information & Updates for COVID-19 for Walden University

Link for nursing students in field experience: academicguides.waldenu.edu/covid-19/field-experience/nursing

 

College of Nursing Town Hall Meetings:  Watch the recordings of the town hall meetings held August 5th for updates to nursing practicum courses due to COVID: 

  • Aug 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. Central. -  Watch
  • Aug 5, 2020, 6:00 p.m. Central. -  Watch

The College of Nursing Office of Field Experience continues to experience high volume due to the impact COVID-19 pandemic has had on practicum.   As you know, changes related to practicum are to ensure the safety of our students during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to meet academic requirements.  We realize how important practicum courses are to you and your success in your nursing program.  Thank you for your patience as the Office of Field Experience work diligently to support as many students as possible with changes in practicum due to COVID-19.  Please continue to monitor your email, Meditrek system, and the COVID-19 FAQ page

Late Practicum Applications for Fall 2020 term
Due to the challenges of securing preceptors/mentors during the pandemic, we are accepting applications for the fall term after the deadline through June 29th.The application deadline for fall 2020 was June 1, 2020. After June 29th, please contact nursingfield@mail.waldenu.edu to explore your options.  

Applications Approval for Fall 2020 term

We are currently reviewing practicum applications for the fall 2020 term in the order they are submitted in Meditrek.  Students may monitor their application approval in Meditrek.  Review this guide on how to check your application status in Meditrek Here:

Thank you for your ongoing patience, stay safe, and healthy. We look forward to connecting with you soon.

Tele-Health

 

COVID-19 Waiver in Meditrek Tutorial

 

NP Practicum Announcements due to COVID-19 - Summer 2020 Term:

  • For approved students for tele-health, (NOTE:  Can you fix the formatting of this on the website as there are 2 bullet points for 1 sentence)  students will be able to log up to ½ of their practicum hours via tele-health.  PMHNP students will be able to log up to 100% of their practicum hours via tele-health if they have an approved tele-health application in Meditrek. 
  • Students must have an approved application for tele-health in Meditrek.

NP Practicum Announcements due to COVID-19 - Fall 2020 Term & Winter 2020:

  • For approved students for tele-health, students will be able to log up practicum hours via tele-heath based on their program and course as follows:
    • PMHNP courses:  100% hours/patients
    • AGAC: 25% of hours/patients
    • FNP & AGPC courses:
      • 6531:  50% of hours/patients
      • 6540:  50% of hours/patients
      • 6541:  25% of hours/patients
      • 6551:  25% of hours/patients  NOTE:  All OB patient encounters must be completed in non-telehealth visits.
      • 6565:  50% of hours/patients
  • Students must have an approved application for tele-health in Meditrek.
  • Students must be in communication with their preceptor and administration at the site periodically to monitor ability to complete practicum with the site due to the changing environment related to COVID-19 pandemic.  

Fall & Winter 2020 Term:  If you are unable to secure a preceptor/mentor due to COVID-19, the following options are available to you:

  • Work with an approved preceptor/mentor remotely/virtually.  Students may work with an approved preceptor/mentor remotely or virtually (e.g. phone, Skype, Zoom, Teams, etc.) if unable to be onsite for the practicum experience due to COVID-19 for the Fall & Winter 2020 term. 
  • Work with a faculty for the preceptorship/mentorship:  Contact the Office of Field Experience at nursingfield@mail.waldenu.edu  to request an application to work with a faculty for the preceptorship/mentorship.  This option is only available for the Fall & Winter 2020 term.  The Office of Field Experience will open a special application in Meditrek for you to complete and submit.   This request must be made by November 20th for Winter 2020 term.   

Student Tutorial for Alternative Learning Assignments 

Time Logs for Faculty as Preceptors 

Nurse Education - Alternative Learning Assignments

Nurse Executive - Alternative Learning Assignments

Nurse Informatics - Alternative Learning Assignments

Nursing Public Health - Alternative Learning Assignments

Fall & Winter 2020 Term:  If you are unable to secure a preceptor/mentor due to COVID-19, the following options are available to you:

  • Work with an approved preceptor/mentor remotely/virtually.  Students may work with an approved preceptor/mentor remotely or virtually (e.g. phone, Skype, Zoom, Teams, etc.) if unable to be onsite for the practicum experience due to COVID-19 for the Fall 2020 term. 
  • Work with a faculty for the preceptorship/mentorship:  Contact the Office of Field Experience at nursingfield@mail.waldenu.edu by August 17th to request an application to work with a faculty for the preceptorship/mentorship.  This option is only available for the Fall 2020 term.  The Office of Field Experience will open a special application in Meditrek for you to complete and submit.   This request must be made by August 17th.    

Time Logs for Faculty as Preceptors

Fall & Winter 2020 Term:  If you are unable to secure a preceptor/mentor due to COVID-19, the following options are available to you:

  • Work with an approved preceptor/mentor remotely/virtually.  Students may work with an approved preceptor/mentor remotely or virtually (e.g. phone, Skype, Zoom, Teams, etc.) if unable to be onsite for the practicum experience due to COVID-19 for the Fall & Winter 2020 term. 
  • Work with a faculty for the preceptorship/mentorship:  Contact the Office of Field Experience at nursingfield@mail.waldenu.edu  to request an application to work with a faculty for the preceptorship/mentorship.  This option is only available for the Fall & Winter 2020 term.  The Office of Field Experience will open a special application in Meditrek for you to complete and submit.   This request must be made by November 20th for the Winter 2020 term.    

News and Notes

Upcoming Deadline - November 30th, 2020:  If you plan to take a practicum course during Spring Quarter (March 1st, 2020), you will need to submit your application by November 30th, 2020 via Meditrek. Please take the time to review the appropriate preceptors and field sites for your course as well as the application process. You can find manuals, FAQs, Webinars and any required forms here

Meditrek Credentials:  If you are beginning your first practicum Winter Quarter you should have received your Meditrek login information. If you have not received your account information, please contact us so we can ensure you receive it with plenty of time to have your application in by November 30th, 2020.

Practicum Manuals:   The Practicum Manuals have been updated for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The Practicum Manuals are effective beginning the Fall 2020 term. Please find your program-specific manual to review: 

https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/fieldexperience/son/formsanddocuments#s-lib-ctab-3870501-0PMHNP students should utilize the Addendum to the MSN-NP Practicum Manual beginning for the Winter 2020 term. 

PMHNP Program Updates Beginning Winter 2020 Term: The PMHNP program and curriculum has been updated.  The PMHNP practicum courses are changing with some changes beginning Winter 2020 term. This does impact all PMHNP students planning on practicum courses on or after Winter 2020 term.  Please review the changes in the Addendum to the MSN-NP Practicum Manual:  https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/FEUpdates/PMHNP 

 

COVID-19 Updates: The College of Nursing Office of Field Experience continues to experience high volume due to the impact COVID-19 pandemic has had on practicum.   As you know, changes related to practicum are to ensure the safety of our students during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to meet academic requirements.  We realize how important practicum courses are to you and your success in your nursing program.  Thank you for your patience as the Office of Field Experience work diligently to support as many students as possible with changes in practicum due to COVID-19.  Please continue to monitor your email, Meditrek system, and our website for quarterly updates:  https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/fieldexperience/son/home#s-lib-ctab-23363896-0

Contact:  Due to COVID-19, we are experiencing very high call phone volume and live chat.   We are working diligently to support as many students as possible with changes to due COVID-19.  The best way to contact the Office of Field Experience is to send an email to nursingfield@mail.waldenu.edu.   We do have a minimum of a 2 business day response time.

College of Nursing - Office of Field Experience

Welcome to the new College of Nursing Field Experience website! We are so thrilled to now have this site so information, forms, documents etc. can all be located in one area. Please click on the side navigation panel to find more specific information in regards to your practicum experience. We welcome any comments and suggestions for this site, please email them to us here and we will try to incorporate as much as we can to better assist you, the student. 

College of Nursing - Office of Certification, Licensure, and Compliance

The Office of Certification, Licensure, & Compliance (OCLC) assists students and graduates with most nursing licensure, certification, and compliance questions. We process certain certification, licensure-related, and miscellaneous documentation by request. Students nearing the end of their nursing degree program or graduates who have questions or need assistance with educational verification or practicum hours verification should reach out to us. For more information about our office click here. 

About the College of Nursing

The College of Nursing at Walden University offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion program, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, post-master’s certificates in nursing (Nursing Education, Nurse Executive, Nursing Informatics), post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate programs (PMNPCPs), a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and a PhD in Nursing program.  Walden’s nursing programs meet rigorous standards for academic quality and integrity, and the School of Nursing teaching faculty all hold doctorates. Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. These programs also offer curriculum aligned with American Association of Colleges of Nursing guidelines.

As Dean, Dr. George Zangaro oversees the organizational and governance structure within the school. Dr. Zangaro also oversees program directors and academic coordinators in full-time faculty positions who provide curricular and faculty oversight and supervision to doctoral prepared faculty teaching didactic courses and clinical faculty who hold master’s degrees with certification in needed specialty areas.

College of Nursing students, faculty members, and alumni demonstrate Walden‘s mission of social change using their knowledge, skills, and integrative abilities in both professional and personal pathways as they impact the healthcare system and healthcare needs of society. Nursing students and faculty alike connect to social change mission.

Mission and Vision

Vision
The College of Nursing envisions recognition as a preeminent 21st-century school of nursing in which the contributions of nursing, health, and related sciences will transform the provision of nursing services along the continuum of care and across the human life span to meet the needs of individuals and local and global communities.

Mission
The College of Nursing provides academically rigorous and culturally and contextually relevant educational programs, based in the scholar-practitioner model, for a diverse array of nursing professionals seeking enhancement of critical thinking skills, abilities to select and implement evidence-based practices, and core and specialty nursing knowledge in order to transform society.

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