Clinical intensives are student learning opportunities required in a variety of settings such as acute care hospitals and community health agencies. Clinical intensive experiences provide students with clinical nursing education related to the clinical courses of the prelicensure baccalaureate nursing program and are a required component of prelicensure education. Before attending a medical-surgical clinical intensive, students must demonstrate competence in the clinical learning lab and must successfully complete (Pass) all previous courses. Successful completion of a clinical intensive is required for progression to the subsequent clinical course.
Students must successfully complete a clinical intensive, the duration of which is defined in each clinical course. Success is measured through evaluation by the clinical instructor in collaboration with the clinical coach. If a clinical instructor determines that a student requires an extension of clinical time in order to successfully demonstrate competence of the key behaviors, a request is submitted electronically to the Health Placement Specialist and the appropriate State Director of Nursing, no later than the end of the next to last shift of the clinical intensive. Requests are evaluated within one business day and the clinical instructor is notified of the outcome. If required, additional clinical shifts are completed as soon as possible following the scheduled clinical intensive, but no more than one week later without approval from the Health Placement Specialist and State Director of Nursing. Students who are not successful in meeting key behaviors upon completion of the extended clinical intensive will not progress to subsequent clinical courses.
Article Number: 20516, 2484