Senior Practicum is the clinical portion of the nursing capstone course. Students will actively engage in a clinical partnership at a designated healthcare facility and a clinical leadership position with underclass nursing students. A weekly two-hour seminar involves group discussion and case study presentations to facilitate the merging of knowledge and experiences as students transition to their professional role.
This course provides an overview of the scope of practice for nurses providing infusion therapy to clients. Contemporary standards of practice are utilized to describe current best evidence guiding clinical practice. The course is designed to enable the student to identify the essential components of safe intravenous therapy. Concepts include, but are not limited to, ethical elements, legal aspects, documentation, infection prevention and safety compliance, equipment; vascular access insertion, care and maintenance; and infusion related complications. Students are expected to achieve basic skills in blood sampling and insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters.