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Nursing Student Placement

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center Division of Nursing supports educational programs in nursing and other healthcare fields by assisting nursing students to formulate a sound, positive and safe approach to the practice of evidence-based nursing. 

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Clinical Placement for Nursing Student Policy

All nursing student clinical placements, including pre​cepted experiences, are managed by the Nursing Student Site Coordinators at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. All instructor-led and precepted nursing student placement requests are to be sent by the College/School of Nursing Coordinator to the Medic​al Center Site Coordinators listed below.

Prelicensure Nursing Student Placement and Graduate Nursing Student Placement (CNS, CNL and HSM):

  • ​Terry Sikora, MSN, MA, RN, 614-293-9748, Teresa.Sikora@osumc.edu, for University Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, OSU Harding, University Hospital East

  • Janice Wilcox, MSN, RN, 614-292-4934, Janice.Wilcox@osumc.edu, for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

Graduate Nursing Student Placement for NPs:

  • ​Aaron Begue, MS, RN, FNP, 614-366-8030, Aaron.Begue@osumc.edu, for University Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, OSU Harding, University Hospital East and Ambulatory Services

  • Heather Brom, MS, RN, CNP, 614-366-3776, Heather.Brom@osumc.edu, for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

Prelicensure and Graduate Student Placement (CNS, CNL, HSM and NP) for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute:


Getting Started in the Nursing Student Placement Process

Nursing schools that intend to request clinical placement for their students must have a current "Clinical Education Affiliation Agreement/Contract" for student placement with Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center. Nursing Student Placement Coordinators and instructors must attend one of the following meetings annually.

  • Prelicensure Nursing Student Placement Coordinator Annual Meeting will be held Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, from 1 – 4 p.m. in Room 318 on the first floor of the Training Center at 660 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH 43210. Email Terry Sikora or Janice Wilcox with names of those attending from your school.
  • 2014 Prelicensure Nursing Instructor Orientation/Annual Update Sessions **Please note our nursing instructor orientation process has changed.

​In order to provide nursing instructors with the most time efficient method for completing the OSU Wexner Medical Center instructor orientation program, we have moved many of the program components online. Nursing School Placement Coordinators must send this completed spreadsheet via SECURE EMAIL to the medical center placement coordinator at least one month prior to the session. This step is required for nursing instructors to obtain necessary computer access.

  • Nursing Instructor and Student IS Access and ID Processing Spreadsheet
  • SECURE EMAIL
  • Computer IDs and password configurations for instructors will be sent to school placement coordinators so instructors may complete required computer-based learning (CBL) modules and IHIS training prior to attending an orientation session. The CBL and IHIS transcripts for the online training listed below must be printed and brought to one of the following 2014 nursing instructor orientation sessions:
    • Monday, April 21, 9 a.m.-noon, 660 Ackerman Road, Room 316, first floor of the training center

    • Monday, July 28, 9 a.m.-noon, 660 Ackerman Road, Room 316, first floor of the training center

    • Tuesday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, 660 Ackerman Road, Room 316, first floor of the training center​

    • 2014 Required Online Computer Based Learning Modules and Integrated Health

    • Information Systems Training for Nursing Instructors

Requesting Undergraduate Nursing Student Clinical Placement

Undergraduate nursing student clinical placement requests are due:
​Submission Deadline ​Clinical Placement Dates
October 15 ​January - April 
​March 1 ​May - August
​May 15 ​August - December 
 
Graduate nursing student clinical placement requests are due:
​Submission Deadline ​Clinical Placement Dates
September 1 ​January - April 
​March 1 ​May - August
​May 1 ​August - December 

Nursing Student Instructor-Led Clinical Placement Request Form

Nursing Student Precepted Clinical Placement Request Form​


Additional Information for Nursing Instructors:

  • ​​A separate placement request form needs to be completed for instructor-led groups and precepted requests.

  • There is no guarantee of receiving all days, shifts or placements requested.

  • While the Medical Center attempts to maintain consistency in clinical placement units, placements are not guaranteed from term-to-term or year-to-year.

  • Clinical Groups can be assigned to units only with the Nurse Manager or designee's approval.

  • All nursing instructors and prelicensure nursing students are asked to complete evaluations of preceptors and clinical units, in order to assist us in continuous improvement of the student placement experiences.

Nursing Instructor/Student Preceptor and Clinical Unit Evaluation


Graduate Nursing Precepted Experience

Nursing Graduate, Post-Graduate and Doctoral Students must complete the Graduate Nursing Student Precepted Clinical Request Form​ and contact the appropriate Medical Center Student Placement Coordinator to arrange placement.

Process for Requesting Graduate Nursing Student Clinical Placement

There must be an affiliation agreement in place between the medical center and school of nursing to proceed with placement of nursing students from that school. For more information regarding the initiation of an Affiliation Agreement, contact a medical center placement coordinator listed below.

Nursing school placement coordinators, instructors or students may email requests for graduate nursing student placement (CNS, CNL, HSM or NP) to:

  • Terry Sikora, MSN, MA, RN, 614-293-9748, for University Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, OSU Harding, University Hospital East

  • Janice Wilcox, MSN, RN, for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute

School placement coordinators must:

  • ​Send email verification that students have current background checks, drug screens and immunizations in compliance with the affiliation agreement.

  • Forward student information (student names, student type, preceptors, school, number of clinical hours, dates of precepted experiences and student contact information) on a spreadsheet via SECURE MAIL to the medical center placement coordinator. This is required to obtain computer access to CBLs, an ID badge and IHIS.

  • Nursing Instructor and Student IS Access and ID Processing Spreadsheet

  • SECURE EMAIL

  • The nursing school placement coordinator will be contacted regarding each graduate student’s specific need to complete CBLs and appropriate IHIS training based on their student role and whether they are a current OSU Wexner Medical Center nurse. NP students have specific additional IHIS training related to their prescriptive authority.

  • OSU Wexner Medical Center nurses who are also graduate nursing students will need student IHIS access and a student ID badge separate from their employee access and badge. They are required to maintain separate employee and student roles.

All graduate nursing students are asked to complete evaluations of preceptors and clinical units, in order to assist us in continuous improvement of the student placement experiences.

Nursing Instructor / Student Preceptor and Clinical Unit Evaluation


Preceptor Information for Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center Staff

Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center staff nurses/nurse practitioners/CNS/administrative staff who serve as a preceptor for a nursing student need to complete the following form. If the student is an OSU College of Nursing student, the Staff Nurse Preceptor Qualification Form for OSU College of Nursing will be sent to the staff member by the OSU College of Nursing placement coordinator. If the student is from a College/School of Nursing other than Ohio State, send the Staff Nurse Preceptor Qualification Form to the appropriate site placement coordinator for all other precepted students.

When notification has been received that the clinical placement is approved, the IS Access/ID Processing Request Form (spreadsheet) is to be submitted, via encrypted/password-protected spreadsheet or SECURE EMAIL (noted in the subject line) at least three weeks prior to the first date of the upcoming clinical rotation to the appropriate medical center site coordinator.


Additional Nursing Student Placement Resources​

Nurse Residency Program​

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