Applying for practicum can be a lengthy process. The Office of Field Experience recommends that you start the process early enough to remedy any problems that may arise before your application is due. Students must submit one application per practicum course and one application per field site and preceptor. Deadlines are firm.
Course-Based Students: Applications are due the first day of the term before you plan to start your practicum.
|Term||Term Start Date||Application Deadline|
|Summer - 1 - Weeks 1-6||May 30, 2022||April 11, 2022|
|Summer - 2 - Weeks 7-12||July 11, 2022||May 30, 2022|
|Fall - 1 - Weeks 1-6||August 29, 2022*||July 11, 2022|
|Fall - 2 - Weeks 7-12||October 10, 2022*||August 29, 2022*|
|Winter - 1 - Weeks 1-6||November 28, 2022*||October 10, 2022*|
|Winter - 2 - Weeks 7-12||November 28, 2022*|
Tempo-Based Students: Applications are due six weeks before you plan to start your practicum.
*Dates marked above with * are tentative dates. Dates are subjected to change based on the Walden University Academic Calendar.
What is Meditrek?
Meditrek, a product of HSoft Corporation, is a user-friendly online tool that will help you apply for, track, and manage your practicum experience. Meditrek will help you:
Log into Meditrek HERE
What do I need in order to submit my application?
From Your Mentor Nominee
From Your Field Site
For Webinars, FAQs, and Tutorials on how to submit your application, please go here.
Students who have officially been approved to change their specialization and/or program must request their Meditrek account be updated. Students may submit a request to update their Meditrek account by completing this online form: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/SON/ChangeOfSpecialization
Students enrolling in a different learning modality must request their Meditrek account be updated. Students may submit a request to update their Meditrek account by completing this online form: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/SON/ChangeOfSpecialization
Students needing to change their start date for their practicum application by two-weeks for courses in the Tempo program may request the change online by completing this online form: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/SON/TempoApplication
Students with an incomplete grade needing to log practicum hours during the next term must submit a request for a remedial application to be opened in Meditrek by completing this online request form: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/SON/RemedialApplication .
Applications will not be reviewed in the Incomplete, Incomplete-Started, Returned or Closed status. If you are planning to use an application in this status action is required. The email sent you from Meditrek on the date of the status change will give more information. If you have additional questions reach out to the Field Experience after you have read the Meditrek email and checked your Meditrek profile.
What Happens After an Application is Submitted
1. When you successfully submit your application, you will receive an automatic email from Meditrek stating it was submitted.
2. You should allow 2-3 weeks (3-4 during peak time) to receive a response from a Field Education Coordinator via your Walden Email.
3. The application and the affiliation agreement are two separate entities being worked on simultaneously.
4. You will receive an email reply with one of the following in regards to your application
5. We process applications as they come in and if we identify an error later we are able to override the approval.
6. You can log in to Meditrek at any time to see the status of your application.
BSN - Undergraduate (4210,4211,4220,4221):
Post Master's Certificate - Specialty:
MSN-Nurse Practitioner Specializations:
Post Master's Certificate - Nurse Practitioner Specializations:
Your mentor will receive an email with information about Meditrek and instructions for the final feedback process at the end of week 5 of the course. Your mentor is required to complete a feedback form in Meditrek before a final grade will be issued. It is required that the feedback be completed in Meditrek by Friday of Week 6 of the term.
If your mentor has not received an email with a link to complete the feedback evaluation by Monday of Week 6 of the course, and your mentor has checked spam/junk email folders, please submit this form to request the link be resent to your mentor: http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/emf/SON/FeedbackForm.
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