Prior to starting a clinical experience in an agency or office, nursing students at SLU must complete a formal contract or letter of agreement. In some instances, it may take up to three months to obtain approval, so plan accordingly.
Each preceptor also needs to be approved prior to beginning a clinical experience. Contact Kari Elbe at email@example.com or 314-977-8904 for assistance.
All nursing students must be compliant with University guidelines for immunizations, background checks, HIPAA, bloodborne pathogens and authorization to release forms prior to beginning clinical practicums.
By the end of the NURS 5810, you will demonstrate competencies in a majority of the specialties and subspecialties within the hospital environment, including: cardiology, pulmonology, gastrointestinal, orthopedics, emergency medicine, palliative care, geriatric care, surgical care, intensive care, hemoncology, renal, endocrine and neurology.
Information on clinical hours for additional coursework is detailed below. Remember, all clinical hours need to be hospital based. You must complete the process for obtaining a hospital contract prior to your first clinical course.
Your clinical hours must be distributed in a way that represents the populations of multiple care settings served by the specialty. By the end of NUR 5810, you should be able to demonstrate competencies in all the clinical areas below.
You will acquire your own preceptor if you complete your clinical hours out of town and with assistance if they are completed locally.