How Nursing Schools Can Improve the Outcomes of Student Clinical Rotations
Hospitals Are Sensitive to the Quality of Students' Work
Clinicals are the most valuable part of the nursing school experience. For students, these are both a time of tremendous professional growth and a time of great stress.
For clinical faculty, too, the burden is substantial. It is a challenge to communicate with precision what performance objectives are expected, to evaluate progress, and to keep up with all those busy people.
The institutional stakeholders are the hospital and the school. The hospital seeks to be a benevolent member of the medical community, nurturing new nurses, yet without risk to its patients nor impediments to staff efficiency. The school seeks placement of its students in rotations at local hospitals and hopes its students are perceived as high achievers and effective ambassadors.