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Updates for Winter Term 2021

Updates for Winter 2021 Term:  Read the most recent practicum updates on application processing and registration for the Winter 2021 term. 

Upcoming Application Deadline

Upcoming Deadline - November 29, 2021:  If you plan to take a practicum course during Spring Quarter (February 28th, 2022), you will need to submit your application by November 29th, 2021 via Meditrek. Please take the time to review the appropriate preceptors and field sites for your course as well as the application process.  

Meditrek Credentials

If you are beginning your first practicum Spring 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 September 30th, 2021.

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-3870501-0. PMHNP students should utilize the Addendum to the MSN-NP Practicum Manual beginning for the Winter 2020 term. 

PMHNP Program Updates

The PMHNP program and curriculum has been updated. The PMHNP practicum courses are changing with some changes implemented during the Winter 2020 term through Summer 2021 term. This does impact 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 .  PMHNP students who have already completed NRNP courses under the old curriculum should consult their Student Success Advisor to determine their course sequence, program of study to determine the practicum course sequence. 

COVID-19 Updates

Accommodations and adjustments to practicum due to COVID-19 end during the Summer 2021 term. The College of Nursing will return to all standard practicum requirements beginning Fall 2021 term. Students must abide by all requirements outlined in the Practicum Manuals. 

Telehealth Options for select Nurse Practitioner Courses

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:

      • AGACNP: Telehealth is not permitted.  
      • AGPCNP: 
        • 6531:  Telehealth is not permitted.  
        • 6540:  Telehealth is not permitted.  
        • 6552:  Only 25% of clinical hours/patient encounters are permitted to be completed via telehealth. 
        • 6565:  Only 25% of clinical hours/patient encounters are permitted to be completed via telehealth. 
      • FNP:
        • 6531:  Telehealth is not permitted.  
        • 6541:  Telehealth is not permitted.  
        • 6552:  Only 25% of clinical hours/patient encounters are permitted to be completed via telehealth. However, ALL OB patient encounters must be completed in non-telehealth visits.   
        • 6568:  Only 25% of clinical hours/patient encounters are permitted to be completed via telehealth. 
      • PMHNP: 

(NOTE:  Students applying for PMHNP practicum courses for the Winter 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 terms will be grandfathered and will be allowed to complete100% of practicum hours via telehealth. Students applying for PMHNP practicum courses for Fall 2022 term and future terms, must abide by the following policy for practicum completed via telehealth.)  

        • 6635:  Only 25% of clinical hours/patient encounters are permitted to be completed via telehealth. 
        • 6645:  Telehealth is not permitted  
        • 6665:  Only 75% of clinical hours/patient encounters are permitted to be completed via telehealth. 
        • 6675:  Only 75% of clinical hours/patient encounters are permitted to be completed via telehealth. 
      • PNP:  Telehealth is not permitted  

Link to Telehealth Questionnaire

Link to Telehealth Information Sheet

College of Nursing - Office of Field Experience

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. 

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.

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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COVID-19 Updates for College of Nursing

Accommodations and adjustments to practicum due to COVID-19 ended at the end of the Summer 2021 term. The College of Nursing will return to all standard practicum requirements beginning Fall 2021 term. Students must abide by all requirements outlined in the Practicum Manuals.  Students must also abide by all policies of their practicum site related to the practicum experience.  The Office of Field Experience is here to support you through the practicum experience.  Please review the COVID-19 Update message form the Provost and Chief Academic Officer.