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Field Experience: School of Nursing: Appropriate Preceptors and Field Sites

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Practitioner

Course-Specific Preceptor/Field Site Requirements

NURS or NUNP 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan

• Types of Patients: Ages 18 and older in the primary care setting for primary care.

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of primary care.

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Primary care MD, DO, PA, FNP, AGNP. Family practice MD, DO, PA, FNP, AGNP. Internal medicine MD, DO, PA, FNP. The preceptor’s practice cannot have a specialty. 

• Possible Site Choices: Family practice, internal medicine practice, or primary care clinic. Additional sites that may be acceptable include health departments and retail clinics (e.g., CVS) that provide primary care.

• Nonacceptable Sites: Acute care facilities (hospitals, surgery centers, EDs, emergent or urgent care clinics), specialty clinics, long-term care facilities, university health services, hospice care centers, pain management centers, home care, and cancer centers. 

NURS or NUNP 6541 - Primary Care of Adolescents and Children

• Types of Patients: Patients must be children or adolescents from newborn to 17 years of age. Students must see two patients in each age category: newborn, infant, toddler, preschool, school age, and teenager.

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of primary care of children and adolescents. Must see patients in a pediatrics setting and must see both well and sick children/adolescents. • Possible Preceptor Choices: Pediatrician MD or DO. FNP, PNP, and PA in pediatrician’s office.

• Possible Site Choices: Pediatrician’s office, family practice, primary care clinic, or health department clinic.

• Nonacceptable Sites: Acute care facilities (e.g., hospitals, surgery centers, EDs, emergent or urgent care clinics), specialty clinics, long-term care facilities, university health services, hospice care centers, pain management centers, and cancer centers. 
 
Note: All patients seen must be children or adolescents in a pediatrics (newborn to 17 years) practice, well and/or sick or family practice.

NURS or NUNP 6551 - Primary Care of Women

• Types of Patients: Focused on the care of women. Focuses on the reproductive healthcare and primary care services to women of all ages.

• Types of Services: Provide obstetrical and gynecological care. Focuses on women’s healthcare, family planning, and reproductive services.

• Possible Preceptor Choices: OB and/or GYN MD, DO, Nurse Midwife, FNP, PA, WHNP.  Certified Professional Midwife may be acceptable to log the required 40 OB hours.   

• Possible Site Choices: OB and or GYN practice, family practice, internal medicine practice, primary care clinic, or health department clinic. Field site must provide a minimum of 50% women’s care, including prenatal and postnatal care, GYN services, Pap smears, birth control, perimenopause, menopause, and STDs.

• Nonacceptable Sites: Urgent care clinics; EDs; weight management/loss clinics; skilled facilities with primary care focus or specialty clinics such as dermatology, infertility clinics, hormone clinics, menopause clinics, ear, nose and throat, etc. 
 
Note: FNP students complete obstetrics (OB) and gynecological (GYN)/reproductive health clinical hours. Of the practicum hours, at least 40 hours must be related to prenatal and postnatal care. Students are not to be involved in or observe births or surgeries. Experience with internal vaginal exams, breast exams, etc. is required 

NURS 6565 - Synthesis in Advanced Nursing Practice of Complex Patients in a Primary Care Setting 

• Types of Patients: Care of patients across the life span.

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of acute and chronic health conditions of patients across the life span.

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Primary care MD, DO, PA, FNP. Family practice MD, DO, PA, FNP. Internal medicine MD, DO, PA, FNP. The preceptor’s practice cannot have a specialty.

• Possible Site Choices: Family practice, internal medicine practice, primary care clinic. Additional sites that may be acceptable include health departments and urgent care facilities that provide primary care.

• Nonacceptable Sites: Acute care facilities (e.g., hospitals, surgery centers, EDs, emergent care clinics), urgent care, retail clinics, specialty clinics, long-term care facilities, university health services, hospice care centers, pain management centers, and cancer centers

Course-Specific Preceptor/Field Site Requirements

NURS or NUNP 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan

• Types of Patients: Ages 18 and older with acute illness or exacerbation of chronic diseases.

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of acute illness or exacerbation of chronic diseases.

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Internal medicine ANP, AGPCNP, ACNP, AGACNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA; or hospitalist ANP, AGPCNP, ACNP, AGACNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA.

• Possible Site Choices: urgent care center or clinic, long-term acute care facilities, and hospitals (only with a hospitalist or NP/PA working in a hospitalist role).

• Nonacceptable Sites: Specialty clinics or specialty hospital practice, critical care units, emergency departments (EDs), Cancer Centers of America, family practice outpatient clinics or offices, retail health clinics, and state or local health departments. 
 

NURS or NUNP 6540 - Advanced Practice Care of Frail Elders 

• Types of Patients: Ages 65 and older with acute illness or exacerbation of chronic diseases.

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of acute illness or exacerbation of chronic diseases, recommendation of appropriate immunizations for elders, medication management with focus on unique needs of the geriatric patient, and assessment and facilitation of functional abilities in consideration of chronic and aging limitations.

• Possible Preceptor Choices: ACNP, AGACNP, ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA, or hospitalist.

• Possible Site Choices: Inpatient hospice/palliative care, inpatient comprehensive rehabilitation unit, hospital or inpatient long-term acute care facility, ACE (acute care for elderly) unit, intermediate care unit, or step-down unit.

• Nonacceptable Sites: Surgery centers, EDs, urgent care center or clinic, critical care units, and dialysis clinics. 
 
Note: Only patients over the age of 65 should be seen and logged for this course. 

NURS or NUNP 6550 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings I 

• Types of Patients: Ages 13 and older with acute, critical, or significant exacerbation of preexisting disease states.

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of acute or critical disease states which may require airway management, pulmonary support, cardiovascular intervention, intravenous medication management, infection disease intervention, renal intervention, neurologic/neurosurgical management, or abdominal pathology management.

• Possible Preceptor Choices: ACNP, AGACNP, ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, MD, DO, PA, intensivist, or hospitalist.

• Possible Site Choices: Acute care hospital setting, critical care units, EDs. The following in-hospital specialty rotations will be considered based on the services provided: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology (excluding dialysis units), Neurology/Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, Surgery, Transplant, and Trauma.

• Nonacceptable Sites: Dialysis units, palliative care units, Cancer Centers of America, and family practice clinics/offices or retail health clinics.

NURS or NUNP 6560 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II 

• Types of Patients: Ages 13 and older with acute, critical, or significant exacerbation of preexisting disease states.

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of acute or critical disease states which may require airway management, pulmonary support, cardiovascular intervention, intravenous medication management, infection disease intervention, renal intervention, neurologic/neurosurgical management, or abdominal pathology management.

• Possible Preceptor Choices: ACNP, AGACNP, ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, MD, DO, PA, intensivist, or hospitalist.

• Possible Site Choices: Acute care hospital setting, critical care units, EDs. The following in-hospital specialty rotations will be considered based on the services provided: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology (excluding dialysis units), Neurology/Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, Surgery, Transplant, and Trauma.

• Nonacceptable Sites: Dialysis units, palliative care units, Cancer Centers of America, and family practice clinics/offices or retail health clinics. 

Course-Specific Preceptor/Field Site Requirements

NURS or NUNP 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan

• Types of Patients: Ages 13 and older in the primary care setting for primary care. 

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of primary care.

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Primary care ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA. Family practice ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA. Internal medicine ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA. The preceptor in the practice cannot have a specialty. • Possible Site Choices: Family practice, internal medicine practice, or primary care clinic. 

• Nonacceptable Sites: Surgery centers, EDs, emergent care clinics, acute care facilities, specialty clinics, specialty practices, or long-term care facilities.

NURS or NUNP 6540 - Advanced Practice Care of Frail Elders 

• Types of Patients: Age 65 and older with primary care issues.

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of primary care, recommendation of appropriate immunizations for elders, medication management with focus on unique needs of the geriatric patient, assessment and facilitation of functional abilities in consideration of chronic and aging limitations.

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Primary care ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA. Family practice ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA. Internal medicine ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA.

• Possible Site Choices: Family practice and internal medicine if patients meet the age requirements, long-term care, hospice, or assisted living/Alzheimer’s facility. 

• Nonacceptable Sites: Surgery centers, EDs, home health, acute care facilities, emergent care clinics, and dialysis clinics.

Note: Only patients over the age of 65 should be seen and logged for this course.

NURS or NUNP 6551 - Primary Care of Women 

• Types of Patients: Women ages 13 and older in need of women’s primary healthcare including reproductive healthcare.   

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of women’s healthcare needs, Pap smears, GYN management, STD management.

• Possible Preceptor Choices: MD, DO, FNP, PA, WHNP, ANP, AGPCNP.

• Possible Site Choices: OB/GYN Clinic, any family practice, internal medicine practice, primary care clinic, health department clinic, or Planned Parenthood. Field sites that provide a minimum of 50% women’s care, which should include GYN services, Pap smears, birth control, perimenopause, menopause, STDs.

• Nonacceptable Sites: Urgent care clinics; EDs; weight management/loss clinics; skilled facilities with primary care focus or specialty clinics such as dermatology, infertility clinics, hormone clinics, menopause clinics, ear, nose and throat, etc. 
 
Note: AGPCNP students only complete gynecological (GYN) or reproductive health clinical hours. There is no obstetrics (OB) component for AGPCNP students. Experience with internal vaginal exams, breast exams, etc. is required 

NURS or NUNP 6565 - Synthesis in Adv. Practice Care of Complex Patients in a Primary Care Setting

• Types of Patients: Ages 13 and older in the patient’s primary care medical home. 

• Types of Services: Assessment and management of primary care related illness or exacerbation of chronic diseases. 

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Primary care ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA. Family practice ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA. Internal medicine ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, PA. ANP, AGPCNP, FNP, GNP, MD, DO, and PA. 

• Possible Site Choices: Family practice, internal medicine practice, or primary care clinic, Post-Acute, Long-Term Care and Assisted Living serving new and established patients with health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, patient education, and the diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses and acute exacerbations of chronic disease. 

• Nonacceptable Sites: Acute care facilities (e.g., hospitals, surgery centers, EDs, emergent care clinics), urgent care, retail clinics, specialty clinics, long-term care facilities, university health services, hospice care centers, pain management centers, and cancer centers. 

Course-Specific Preceptor/Field Site Requirements

Preceptors for PMHNP practicum courses must have a master’s or doctoral degree in the area of practice.  
Note: It is acknowledged that a variety of factors will influence the number of clients seen, but students should strive to see as many clients possible each clinical day. The clinical experience must be scheduled to last for a duration of no less than 8 weeks to increase the likelihood that students will be exposed to a wide range of clients with different mental health care needs. Over the course of that 8 weeks, no fewer than 80 patients/clients should be seen. 

NURS or NUNP 6640 - Psychotherapy with Individuals 

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (who engages in psychotherapy—not only medication management; if the preceptor is seeing patients for 15-minute medication checks, this is not psychotherapy and this preceptor is not acceptable), psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, psychiatrists (who engage in psychotherapy—not only medication management; if the preceptor is seeing patients for 15-minute medication checks, this is not psychotherapy), licensed social worker, license mental health counselor/professional counselor, licensed psychologist, other appropriately licensed/certified mental health professional.

• Possible Site Choices: Private practice, community psychiatric center, college counseling center, employee assistance program (EAP) sites, or assisted living/Alzheimer’s facility; hospital or specialty care facility, drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers, crisis centers, community counseling centers, long-term care, hospice, palliative care, or any other site where individual therapy takes place (to be determined on an individual basis).

• Nonacceptable Sites: Home health and tele-psychiatry. 

• Nonacceptable Preceptors: FNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP. or any other NP other than a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner. No PAs. Licensed graduates, interns, or associate counselors or social workers are not acceptable if they are required to be supervised as part of their licensure requirement. No preceptors that are “spiritual” or “religious-based” counselors will be permitted unless they possess a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and are licensed to provide psychotherapy services in their state. 

NURS or NUNP 6650 - Psychotherapy with Groups and Families 

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (who engages in psychotherapy—not only medication management; if the preceptor is seeing patients for 15-minute medication checks, this is not psychotherapy), psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, psychiatrists (who engages in psychotherapy—not only medication management; if the preceptor is seeing patients for 15-minute medication checks, this is not psychotherapy), licensed social worker, license mental health counselor/professional counselor, licensed psychologist, other appropriately licensed/certified mental health professional.

• Possible Site Choices: Private practice, community psychiatric center, college counseling center, employee assistance program (EAP) sites, or assisted living/Alzheimer’s facility; hospital or specialty care facility, drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers, crisis centers, community counseling centers, long-term care, hospice, palliative care, or any other site where group and family therapy take place (to be determined on an individual basis).

• Nonacceptable Sites: Home health and tele-psychiatry.

• Nonacceptable Preceptors: FNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP or any other NP other than a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner. No PAs. Licensed graduates, interns, or associate counselors or social workers are not acceptable if they are required to be supervised as part of their licensure requirement. No preceptors that are “spiritual” or “religious-based” counselors will be permitted unless they possess a master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning and are licensed to provide psychotherapy services in their state 
 

NURS or NUNP 6660 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role I: Child and Adolescent 

• Possible Preceptor Choices: PMHNP or a child/adolescent psychiatrist.

• Possible Site Choices: Pediatric hospice/palliative care, hospital or specialty care facility, private practice, community psychiatric center, high school/college counseling center, drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers, crisis centers, community counseling centers, any other site where psychotropic medications are prescribed to children or adolescents (appropriateness of sites to be determined on an individual basis).

• Nonacceptable Sites: Home health and tele-psychiatry.

• Nonacceptable Preceptors: FNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP or any other NP other than a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner. No PAs. 
 
Note: All patients seen must be children or adolescents below the age of 18.

NURS or NUNP 6670 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II: Adults and Older Adults 

• Possible Preceptor Choices: PMHNP or an adult/geriatric psychiatrist.

• Possible Site Choices: Private practice, community psychiatric center, college counseling center, employee assistance program (EAP) sites, or assisted living/Alzheimer’s facility; hospital or specialty care facility, drug/alcohol rehabilitation centers, crisis centers, community counseling centers, long-term care, hospice, palliative care, or any other site where psychotropic medications are prescribed to adults/older adults (appropriateness of sites to be determined on an individual basis).

• Nonacceptable Sites: Home health and tele-psychiatry.

• Nonacceptable Preceptors: FNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP, or any other NP other than a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner. No PAs. 

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Specializations

Course-Specific Requirements

Following are suggestions, listed by specialization, for students to consider when choosing a preceptor and site for each required practicum course. Students can also consult the course descriptions in the Walden University Catalog as a guide. 

NURS 6600 - Capstone Synthesis Practicum

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Registered nurses with a PhD, DNP, MSN (Nurse Executive), MHA, MBA, and/or MPH degree. 

• Possible Site Choices: Hospital, clinics, health department, school of nursing

Course-Specific Requirements

Following are suggestions, listed by specialization, for students to consider when choosing a preceptor and site for each required practicum course. Students can also consult the course descriptions in the Walden University Catalog as a guide. 

NURS 6341 - Specialty in Clinical Nursing 

The purpose of NURS 6341 is to provide nurse educator students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the science-driven courses of pathopharmacology (NURS 6301) and advanced health assessment (NURS 6512). The course, through online classroom discussions and on-site practicum experiences, provides students with the opportunity to apply these sciences to advanced direct patient care. Preceptors are required to have been prepared at an advanced level in the application of these sciences and must be engaged in delivering advanced patient care in a specialized field. Advanced patient care is defined as the management of complex disease processes in a specialty beyond the basic bedside nursing care to a specific group of patients. For example, students might select to learn more about the pain management of oncology patients or the management of hypertensive patients. Other examples of student experiences may be learning the management of complex nursing care delivery involving the work of a clinical nurse specialist, experiences with a wound specialist, or hospice care. To achieve these learning experiences, students must propose a practicum site that allows them direct contact with patients. Acceptable preceptor and site choices include the following: 

• Possible Preceptor Choices: (Clinician) clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, physician, or physician assistant who provides advanced direct care (not bedside nursing). 

• Possible Site Choices: Community clinic, emergent care clinic or hospital, and/or nursing home or hospice that provides direct contact with patients. 
 
The focus of this course is not on educating patients, students, or staff. A college, university, or staff development department is not an appropriate site and will not help students achieve the objectives of this course. Also, supervising nursing students in a clinical setting would not be an appropriate activity for this course. In addition, individuals in educator roles are not appropriate preceptors for this practicum unless they have expertise as clinicians and can provide students with access to direct patient contact. 

 

NURS 6351 - Role of the Nurse Educator 

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Nurse educators in an academic setting, hospital, or clinic in the role of academician, staff developer, or patient educator. 

• Possible Site Choices: Academic setting that educates nursing students or allied health staff. Hospital, clinic, or other community-based facility that has health education needs for patients and staff.  

Course-Specific Requirements

Following are suggestions, listed by specialization, for students to consider when choosing a preceptor and site for each required practicum course. Students can also consult the course descriptions in the Walden University Catalog as a guide. 

NURS 6431 - Evaluation Methods for Health Information Technology

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Registered nurses employed in an informatics role with a PhD, DNP, or MSN (e.g., senior nursing informatics officer [SNIO], chief information officer [CIO], chief medical information officer [CMIO]). Nominated preceptors who have a nursing informatics role but who do not have an advanced degree in nursing may be acceptable if students have a co-preceptor or mentor. NURS 6431 must be successfully completed prior to taking NURS 6600.

• Possible Site Choices: Hospital, clinic, health department, or organization providing support for electronic health record systems. 

NURS 6600 - Capstone Synthesis Practicum 

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Registered nurses employed in an informatics role with a Ph.D., DNP, or MSN in nursing informatics (e.g., senior nursing informatics officer [SNIO], chief information officer [CIO], chief medical information officer [CMIO]). The preceptor for NURS 6431 and 6600 must be the same.

• Possible Site Choices: Hospital, clinic, health department, or organization providing support for electronic health record systems

Course-Specific Requirements

Following are suggestions, listed by specialization, for students to consider when choosing a preceptor and site for each required practicum course. Students can also consult the course descriptions in the Walden University Catalog as a guide.

 NURS 6720 - Population-based Public Health Nursing Interventions

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Registered nurses employed in a public health role with a PhD, DNP, MSN, or MPH. Nominated preceptors who have a public health role but who do not have an advanced degree in nursing may be acceptable if students have a copreceptor or mentor.

• Possible Site Choices: Local, state, or national public health departments; community centers or agencies (including voluntary, nonprofit, and/or nongovernmental organizations) focused on population care, environmental health, disaster management, and health education; public schools (school nursing)

NURS 6730 - Public Health Nursing Leadership

• Possible Preceptor Choices: Registered nurses employed in a leadership role in the public health or community health environment with a PhD, DNP, MSN, or MPH. Nominated preceptors who have a public health role but who do not have an advanced degree in nursing may be acceptable if students have a co-preceptor or mentor. 

• Possible Site Choices: Local, state, or national public health departments; community centers or agencies (including voluntary, nonprofit, and/or nongovernmental organizations) focused on population care, environmental health, disaster management, and health education. 

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Practicum Information

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program consists of 8 credits of required practicum for 576 hours and an option to take an additional 1-6 credits of field experience to meet the required 1,000 hours. 

The DNP requires a minimum of 1,000 post-BSN practicum hours, with at least 500 hours at the DNP level. Students who need more practicum hours to meet this requirement may take this course for additional credits (up to six times). Each credit hour is equal to 72 practicum hours to help students reach a total of 1,000 practicum hours.

NURS 8410: Best Practices in Nursing Specialties (1 credit practicum 72 hours)

NURS 8400: Evidence Based Practice I: Assessment and Design (1 credit practicum 72 hours)

NURS 8500: Evidence Based Practice II: Planning and Implementation (3 credits practicum 216 hours)

NURS 8510: Evidence Based Practice III: Project Implementation, Evaluation, and Dissemination (3 credits practicum 216 hours)

NURS 8600: DNP Field Experience (1-6 practicum credits 72-432 hours)

The preceptor must be involved in healthcare or have experience and expertise in the practice setting relevant to the student’s area of interest. Additionally, the preceptor must currently work in a role consistent with the students’ goals for the practicum experience. Doctoral education is preferred; however, some other form of graduate education may be acceptable if the preceptor’s experience and responsibility are clearly related to the student’s practicum goals (e.g., a senior administrator for a student interested in leadership and management). Note: It is not always necessary that the preceptor be a professional nurse or have the DNP or Ph.D. credential. Under circumstances in which the DNP student’s areas of expertise intersects with a more interdisciplinary focus, the preceptor may, for example, be an industry leader, a policymaker, a physician, or an informatics specialist. 

Practicum experience and field experience cannot be in an educational setting.

Students must submit a new application for each practicum and field experience course, regardless if they are using the same preceptor and field site. Applications and approval set up your time logs and your evaluations.

Please review the Practicum Manual for more information.

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Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN and RN-BSN-MSN Tracks) – Field Experience is Required

  

The BSN Completion program requires students to participate in two (2) 6-week practice experiences and activities for 72 field experience hours. The faculty supervise and evaluate the students' work as they complete their projects. Students are divided into groups and discuss their practice experience projects each week for 6 weeks. Students create a final PowerPoint presentation to share with their practicum group and the professional in their community. Faculty oversee and facilitate the discussions.

NURS 4210/4211: Practice Experience 1The practice experiences in this course provide the opportunity for students to apply  and integrate population-based health promotion and disease prevention thereby integrating this new knowledge and skills into their practice. Students choose a common health problem found in their practice in their community. Through community assessment and selected on-site collaboration with a variety of professional colleagues and other stakeholders in their community, students develop a possible evidenced-base intervention plan to promote the health of a specific population at the community level.

NURS 4220/4221: Practice Experience 2: The practice experiences in this course provide the opportunity for students to apply and integrate leadership and management theories into their practice. Students propose and develop a potential evidence-based change project using change theory, organizational and systems theory, and quality improvement theories. Through selected on-site collaboration with leaders and managers in their present work environment, students formulate a possible leadership change project that specifically addresses quality improvement and safety in the health care setting.

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NEW Field Site Search Feature on Meditrek!

We are pleased to release the new Field Site List!

Students can now search active agreement that Walden University has with various field sites for programs throughout the university in Meditrek. Walden actively pursues affiliation agreements with new field sites whenever possible, so please contact the appropriate field experience representative for your program to discuss options if your desired field site is not listed here. Some field sites may not be appropriate for some programs/specializations and an active agreement between Walden and the field site will not require a site to take on any particular Walden student, as space and programs may be limited. You will need to work directly with the field site to ensure their willingness and ability to take you on as a student during the time period that aligns with your course. You will also need to complete the application process as required for your program. The presence of an active agreement with a field site does not imply automatic approval of your field experience plans.

To access the Meditrek Affiliation Agreement search you will need to sign into Meditrek using your Meditrek credentials. 

Login to into Meditrek  as normal. You will see the option to "Search Affiliation Agreement". Click Here.

You will then see the new search feature in Meditrek. You can search by the program, field site name, city, or state. Start with a wide search and then narrow in to the site that is best for you.