Nurs 84L Medical-Surgical Nursing II: Care of the Older Adult Clinical
"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." ~ Marcel Proust
- Mondays/Tuesdays, 6:30am - 2:30pm
- Locations: El Camino Hospital (Mountain View campus) and San Jose Regional Medical Center. Students will be assigned to one site for the entire quarter. Each location has a mandatory orientation. Students must attend all orientation days in their entirety.
- 5 Units
- Lead Instructor: Sherri Cozzens
- Lead Instructor email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Part-time instructor: Jessie Smolin
- Instructor phone numbers - best contact numbers and emails for clinical instructors will be given on first orientation day.
STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING AWARE OF AND KNOWING ALL PAGES AND INFORMATION ON THIS SITE! Consult with Lead Instructor in a timely manner for any questions you may have.
Open invitation to all students!
Students are invited to attend and participate in all monthly department faculty meetings, and regularly scheduled department Curriculum and Policy committee meetings. We welcome your input and ideas! See instructor for more information.
Clinical Sites, orientation, and rotation information
CLICK HERE for Information for incoming Q4 students - includes mandatory pre-work directions, orientation info, important reminders! Read early! Then read again prior to start of Quarter 4!!
- Re-read this document (above) prior to entering Q4. It contains instructions about your orientation
- You will need a Quantiferon Gold test completed prior to the start of Quarter 4
- For more information about all required health documentation, see your Student Handbook.
- Do your 2nd year background check/drug screening 2 to 3 weeks prior to your Q4 start date. See Nursing Student Handbook for information about this.
- Turn in a copy of all health and/or CPR updates to Marge specifically for the Nursing Department. This is in addition to any documentation required by your clinical agency.
- San Jose Regional Medical Center
- Required paperwork/training - complete and submit via email by December 3rd, following directions below and in the "Information for Incoming Q4 students" link above. This means your health and/or CPR updates must be completed and you have results/CPR card in hand before December 3rd (Fall quarter flu shots are the possible exception, as the vaccine may not be available until after deadline).
- Onboarding instructions
- Please note: All health data and CPR must be current. You will need to have your 2nd year QFT drawn and resulted PRIOR TO submitting your data. (If it is Fall quarter and the flu vaccine is not yet available, use last year's vaccine and date.)
- You also MUST submit a second copy (hard copy) of all health updates to the Nursing Office. Copies submitted to instructor for onboarding go directly to the hospital, and are not recorded by our nursing department.
- You do NOT have to get another physical - they will accept the one you did prior to starting the program. However, DO send the pdf of your physical with your other required paperwork.
- Use the date of your LAST background check/drug screen. They know you will be doing another one shortly before beginning Q4.
- Orientation packet - read all pages. Bring last page, signed, to Orientation Day 1 with you
- Badge and parking form - complete and bring to Orientation Day 1 with you
- Scavenger Hunt - bring to Orientation Day 1 with you
- Computer Keyboard Guide - bring to Orientation Day 1 with you
- Computer Notes - bring to Orientation Day 1 with you
All items below will ALSO be on the Catalyst site. A student can use EITHER site to obtain templates, requirements, and/or tips for completing assignments. Examples of assignments, however, will only be on Catalyst.
See Catalyst for examples of acceptable paperwork. A complete assignment must have all required components submitted on the due date. Due dates will be assigned by each clinical instructor within the first two weeks of the rotation. Be sure to include BOTH grading rubrics on all written assignments.
- Student Professional Behaviors Agreement - due 1st Thursday in theory class
- Required paperwork for N84LOPEN AND READ THIS, AND THE LINK JUST BELOW THIS, BEFORE PREPARING TO SUBMIT ALL ASSIGNMENTS!
- Homework Tips(to help you be successful with your assignments) - read prior to submitting each assignment!
- Be sure to submit two Rubrics for each written assignment (Developmental PLUS CTW). This applies to BOTH clinical sites!
- You should also include your daily clinical worksheet, completed lab and med sheets, and H&P information
- Clinical evaluation tool- on Catalyst; also add the skills documentation sheet AND all Anecdotal Notes (they're right under this link!)
- Skills documentation sheet - part of Clinical evaluation tool; on Catalyst (STAPLE to CET!)
- Weekly anecdotal notes. To be completed daily and turned in each week. These are also part of your Clinical Evaluation and all notes must be turned in with your CET.
- Concept Maps- will be presented following a hand-off report in a postconference as assigned by instructor
- Critical Thinking Worksheet template
- Examples of CTW & Concept Maps available on Catalyst
- Critical Thinking Day packet - only if assigned
- Medication Sheet template.To be completed for each patient, each clinical day. Staple to all written assignments. In the implementation column, side effects alone are not enough. Include what you need to monitor, follow up on, or teach too!
- Laboratory Analysis template.To be completed as pertinent for each patient, each clinical day. Staple to all written assignments.
- NOTE: Labs need to be trended. Interpretation and implementation for YOUR patient is mandatory. An arrow up or down is not acceptable. The words "WNL," "elevated" or "decreased" alone are not acceptable.
- Weekly anecdotal notes.To be completed daily and turned in each week. Must have a comment in sections marked by "*." Must have comments in all other sections at least 5 times per quarter. These are also part of your Clinical Evaluation and all notes must be turned in with your CET.
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