Senior Practicum is a preceptorship experience for senior nursing students at an assigned healthcare setting. The preceptorship experience is based on the model from the National Council State Board of Nursing Transitions to Practice so as to help students prepare for the transition to professional practice.
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.