This course is designed to help student nurses tobegin to “think like a nurse”. Methods used to achieve this include workingone-on-one with a preceptor on varied nursing units and shifts at local areahospitals/agencies. The class will discuss topics including but not limited toethics, “ways of knowing”, communication, end of life issues, decision-makingprocesses along with test taking skills. The students will also be able toexplore specialty units that they may have been exposed to during their otherclinical courses. Students will be able to develop mentor relationships withexperienced nurses, gain experience in critical thinking, assess, organize, anddevelop a professional network. This course includes both classroom andclinical experience.
2 credit nursing course with focus on communication, specialpopulations, NCLEX questions, medical math and more
1 day per week spent in classroom (approx. 5-6 hours/week)
Work 32-40 hours/week
Choice of 2 clinical units for a 4 week rotation on each
At least 2 shifts spent on alternate shift (preferred)
Up to 4 special experience/observational days
Successful completion of at least 2 semesters of an ADNnursing program or Junior year of a BSN nursing program by May 2013 and be ingood standing (open to students from nursing programs outside of MU)
Overall GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale)
Completion of internship application, personal essay and 2references by application deadline
CPR certification through August 1, 2013
Submission of transcript from current nursing program (does not need to be official)
Upon acceptance will need to register for class at Millikin Universityand complete paperwork at respective facility.
**Chosen applicants will be notified and given information regarding registration for the course.**