- The student develops a learning plan to guide progress in the course and is responsible for actively partnering with you to work on goals.
- At the beginning of each set of shifts, the student should review learning needs and strategies for meeting learning goals with you; more frequently if required.
- The course outcomes have been organized according to the Professional Standards for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners (CRNBC, 2012) so you will be familiar with student expectations.
- Clinical Practice Indicators organized under the professional standards define knowledge, attitudes and skills required to meet each course outcome.
- Clinical evaluation standards and practice indicators.
- Students complete assignments that demonstrate their learning and map their progress towards meeting course outcomes. A reflective journal in Practice of Nursing 10 relates to nurse agency.
- These assignments provide the student with opportunities to reflect upon and analyze their practice, and, provide an avenue for ongoing dialogue with their instructor.
- Students may choose to share their assignments with you, and specific situations may be discussed during midterm or final instructor visits.
- Daily feedback on the student’s practice is most important and helpful.
- Set time aside each day for a quick discussion about what is going well and what needs to be improved.
- Avoid letting concerns or problems build into serious concerns or potential conflicts.
- You may want to consult with the Educator for your unit, and definitely the BCIT instructor for input to clarify your perceptions.
- Look for patterns of behaviour when judging overall ability.
- Try not to let a single incident or episode (positive or negative) bias your overall assessment of the student’s progress.
- Incidents though, are sometimes cues to problems that, when attended to early, are easy to resolve.
Clinical techniques (skills)
- When supervising clinical techniques, initially focus your feedback to the principles involve; at later times input re efficiencies will be helpful.
- The student may have a different way of completing the skill that still follows principles.
- You should feel free to supervise any clinical technique the student performs until you have confidence in the student’s competency.
- Check out A Quick Guide to Preceptoring Nursing Students [PDF]
- If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the BCIT instructor.
The BCIT instructor is responsible for recommending the final grade in the course.