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The coordinator role for a nursing online graduate practicum.
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PMID:  24300259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although graduate students in nursing are adult learners and expert clinicians, they are often novices in the roles they seek upon graduation. Practicum experiences help students bridge the gap between theory learned in course work and beginning practice at the master's level. However, finding practica for online nursing graduate students at great distances is often a challenge. The value of having a point person for the coordination of students' practicum experiences in multiple settings is well known. What is less well known is how this coordination occurs across great distances in online courses that include a practicum component. The authors discuss the design and implementation of a practicum coordinator position in a graduate online program.
Dee McGonigle; Jennifer Alestock; Valda Upenieks; Lois Hine; Rebecca Sisk; Diana Meeks-Sjostrom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nurse educator     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1538-9855     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurse Educ     Publication Date:    2014 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701902     Medline TA:  Nurse Educ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-4     Citation Subset:  N    
Author Affiliations: Professor (Drs McGonigle and Upenieks), Practicum Coordinator (Ms Alestock), Associate Professor (Drs Sisk and Meeks-Sjostrom), MSN Online Program, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, Illinois; Program Director RN-BSN (Dr Hine), Department of Nursing, Eagle Gate College, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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