4 Credit Hours
In the first part of the clinical practicum, the student provides in-depth care in family practice, clinic, or internal medicine/ office setting. This course focuses on the development of clinical decision-making and advanced practice skills by analyzing the specific needs of a vulnerable population of clients/patients. The student will experience advanced assessment, diagnosis, planning, and evaluation of clients/patients and their families with complex problems specifically related to a vulnerable population. Students are mentored by preceptors that are experienced in leadership roles in complex health systems. The student is required to select and complete a mentored clinical experience with only a Masters level RN clinician as preceptors. The faculty must approve each preceptor and site before starting this clinical. 48-hour clinical time is required.