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Requesting a Specialty Area Practicum

Practicum Sub-Committee of Curriculum Committee

Policy: Eligibility Criteria for Requesting a Specialty Area Student Practicum

Description: A Specialty Area Student Practicum is one in which a student is placed in a site which is beyond the general adult medical/surgical focus of nursing. The opportunity to complete our BScN programs in specialty areas is supported for students who have demonstrated academic and clinical strengths. The following eligibility criteria will assist students in requesting a Specialty Area Practicum. This policy applies to integrated practicum (IP) and/or advanced nursing science practicum (ANSP).

Created: May 23, 2007
Revised: January 25, 2008, February 6, 2008, March 23, 2011
Approved by Curriculum Committee: February 6, 2008
Approved by School Council: March 19, 2008

Policy Overview:

1. Student must have successfully completed all of the prerequisites for IP/ANSP.

2. At completion of the third semester of Nursing courses, students must have a minimum of:
a) B+ average in all Nursing courses and
b) B+ in practicum courses.

3. Student must sign a release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity form.