Updates for Summer 2023 Term: Read the most recent practicum updates on application processing and registration for the Summer 2023 term.
Walden University recommends that all students who attend practicum experiences be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students must comply with their practicum sites policies, which may require COVID-19 vaccination and/or COVID-19 testing. Students should contact their practicum site to ensure compliance with the site’s vaccination and/or testing policies. Review Walden’s COVID-19 Policy at https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/covid-19/vaccination-policy . The College of Nursing will begin having students document their COVID-19 vaccination status in CastleBranch as part of the onboarding process beginning Winter 2022. Students should contact the Office of Field Experience with any questions regarding onboarding requirements in CastleBranch.
Upcoming Deadline - June 1st: If you plan to take a practicum course during Fall Quarter (August 28th, 2023), you will need to submit your application by June 1st, 2023 via Meditrek. Please take the time to review the appropriate preceptors and field sites for your course as well as the application process.
Students can now login to Meditrek using their Walden University single sign on credentials. To access Meditrek using single sign on, students should use the URL edu.meditrek.com/waldenu/student . Click here for video tutorial.
Since the Influenza vaccination is not available during the Summer term and the start of the Fall term, students do not need to complete the influenza (flu) requirement in CastleBranch to be approved for practicum for the Summer term and the start of the Fall term. Students completing practicum during the Fall term need to complete the influenza requirement in CastleBranch beginning September 1st. Students must complete the influenza requirement in CastleBranch and be compliant for the Winter term and Spring term for the current flu season.
The deadline is two months before the first day of the term. The deadline is to ensure onboarding requirements are compliant for the upcoming term and to meet the deadlines of practicum sites. For the May 29, 2023 term start, onboarding requirements must be completed by March 29, 2023.
The Practicum Manuals have been updated for the current academic year. Please find your program-specific manual to review:
The preceptor requirements for PMHNP practicum course PRAC 6645 has been updated in the Practicum Manual. The following preceptors are listed as inappropriate preceptors for PRAC 6645: PMHNP, PMHCNS and Psychiatrists. Students will be grandfathered in through the Summer 2023 term and will be allowed to use board-certified PMHNP, PMHCNS and Psychiatrists as preceptors for PRAC 6645. Beginning Fall 2023, students must follow the requirements outlined in the current Practicum Manual for appropriate preceptors.
For the 2021-2022 academic year, the MSN-NP program leadership will begin permitting telehealth options for select NP practicum courses as outlined below. Students must submit an application for telehealth in Meditrek and must be approved for telehealth prior to logging hours doing telehealth. Students must have approval from their nominated field site to complete practicum via telehealth. See instructions below for how to submit a tele-health application and the required telehealth questionnaire to be completed by the preceptor.
Telehealth permitted for the following courses:
Link to Telehealth Questionnaire
Link to Telehealth Information Sheet
Walden’s Practicum Pledge™ is an exclusive new service offered by Walden’s College of Nursing to support you on your educational journey. We know that finding a site or preceptor can be challenging. To better ensure a successful placement, we’ve developed a truly collaborative process. It involves you, practicum sites, and preceptors while Walden supports you to navigate that process. If you get stuck – we’re here to help! If you have worked to identify your own site and preceptor but are not able to do so, Walden’s Practicum Pledge™ will match you with a site and preceptor.
Click here for more details and information about the Practicum Pledge
Welcome to the 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.
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.
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