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 (NP) and where required a physician. They will be required to develop a collaborative competency based learning contract. A two day residential school will support their learning process.
This 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 and confirmation. This experience is outside normal nursing working hours unless the registered nurse is in a NP transition role.
The student will discuss with the academic mentor the logistics of this professional experience. The professional experience supervisor and the academic mentor will liaise with the student to explain the professional experience supervision requirement, review the Professional Experience Supervisor Handbook and the objectives of the professional experience.