Message from the Office of Nursing Programs
Regional Clinical Education Networking Events Planned in Response to Symposium
Over the past decade, efforts to both decrease costs and provide options for individuals to receive care in the setting of their choice, have reduced the proportion of care received in acute settings. Combined with an increase in health professional education programs, this has resulted in an insufficient number of traditional clinical placement sites. While there are numerous other healthcare provider organizations willing to accommodate students in need of clinical education sites, shifting training to non-acute care settings requires a restructuring of the model for clinical education that was reliant on 24-7 services provided in a single location with an abundance of both patients in need of healthcare services and licensed provider resources to serve as preceptors. In response to a top priority identified at the statewide Undergraduate Clinical Placement Symposium held in June of 2019, the ONP will be holding regional clinical education networking events throughout FY 2020. The regional events will focus on facilitating increased use of non-acute, community-based, and other alternative clinical sites statewide. These events will bring together interested representatives from nursing education and practice to forge new partnerships for the clinical education of undergraduate nursing students.
Northwestern Regional Undergraduate Nursing Clinical Education Networking Event
Our inaugural undergraduate nursing clinical education regional networking event was held in the northwest region of the state in September of 2019. To set the stage for networking opportunities, the event began with presentations of newer models of clinical education developed in non-acute care settings in the region. A link to the presentations is provided on this website. Forty-two individuals networked with one another to identify potential, future clinical education partnerships. The attendees included representatives from one community college, seven baccalaureate nursing education programs and 17 unique practice organizations. Nine individuals from nursing academia that returned completed evaluation surveys indicated that they had identified a total of 49 new potential academic-practice partnerships for the clinical education of their undergraduate nursing students. See results from the evaluation survey completed by 28 attendees in the chart below.
- Shari Carson, RN, BSN, NHA, IP-BC, CDON
Corporate Compliance Officer, Illuminate HC
- Joann Hoganson, RN, MSN
Community Wellness Division Director, Kent County Health Department
- Karen Daley, PhD, RN
Dean, College of Health Professions, Davenport University
Co-Presenter: Linda Bos, Nurse Coordinator Medical Group
Metro Health – University of Michigan Health
PRIOR MESSAGES FROM THE ONP