PRAC-6640-35 Practicum Week 1
This week, you begin preparing for your practicum experience by verifying your practicum preceptor and site information and beginning your first Practicum Journal.
Required Media – Library Resource
Sommers-Flanagan, J., & Sommers-Flanagan, R. (2012). Clinical interview: Intake, assessment, & therapeutic alliance [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net.
Petiprin, A. (2016). Psychiatric and mental health nursing. Nursing Theory. Retrieved from http://www.nursing-theory.org/theories-and-models/psychiatric-and-mental-health-nursing.php
Document: Practicum Site Information form (Word Document)
Document: Practicum Journal Template (Word document)
Note: This template is provided by the College of Nursing and is designated to document practicum activity. You are required to use this template for all journal entry submissions.
Document: NP Student Clinical Orientation (PowerPoint file)
Document: Practicum Manual (PDF). Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=7356923
American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Assignment 1: Practicum Site Information
Prior to starting the course, you should have applied for a practicum site following the guidelines for PMHNP practice. Now it is time to make it official. For this Assignment, you provide your Clinical Faculty with information about your practicum site, your preceptor, and your clinical calendar.
Verify that your practicum application has been approved by logging in to Meditrek.
Access the Practicum Site Information Form from the Learning Resources.
Complete the designated areas of the Practicum Site Information Form, including your practicum site and contact information, your preceptor and contact information, and a schedule of when you plan to engage in practicum activities onsite.
This assignment is asking you to provide your clinical faculty with information about your practicum site, your preceptor, and your clinical calendar. The Practicum Site Information Form is provided in the Learning Resources for you to complete.
To prepare for this assignment, you should first verify that your practicum application has been approved by logging in to Meditrek. Then, access the Practicum Site Information Form from the Learning Resources.
The form should include your practicum site and contact information, such as the name of the facility, address, phone number, and email address. You should also provide information about your preceptor, including their name, title, and contact information. Finally, you should provide a schedule of when you plan to engage in practicum activities onsite, including the days of the week and the hours you will be at the site.
It is important to note that you should follow the guidelines and instructions provided by the university and the College of Nursing in terms of the format, content, and submitting the form. You should also refer to the Practicum Manual and NP Student Clinical Orientation provided in the learning resources for more information about the practicum experience.