This subject contains a 10 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.
Students will be mentored in their clinical practice for 80 hours (10 days) by an experienced Nurse Practitioner and physician where necessary. They will be required to develop a collaborative competency based learning contract. A two day residential school will support their learning process.
The professional experience must allow the nurse to see patients under supervision, formulate differential diagnoses, formulate treatment plans and present patient cases (in real time) to the Professional Experience Supervisor for advice and guidance confirmation. This experience is outside normal nursing working hours unless the nurse is in a Nurse Practitioner transition role.
The student will discuss with the Academic Mentor the logistics of this professional experience. A Professional Experience Supervisor will liaise with the Academic Mentor to explain the professional experience supervision requirements, review the Professional Experience Supervisor Handbook and the objectives of the professional experience.