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
Coordination of all nursing student clinical placement, including precepted experiences is 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 Medical Center Site Coordinators listed below.
University Hospital, Ross Heart Hospital, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, OSU Harding, University Hospital East (Prelicensure, CNS, CNL, graduate except NP):
James Comprehensive Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (Prelicensure, CNS, CNL, graduate, NP):
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 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.
Nursing Student Placement Coordinator Annual Meeting
2013 Nursing Instructor Orientation/Annual Update Sessions
- Please note: all sessions will be held at the 660 Ackerman Road location on the first floor of the training center. Attendees should report to the computer lab (room 350) at the start of each class.
- April 22, 2013, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Rooms 316, 350 (Computer Lab)
- July 31, 2013, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Rooms 329, 350 (Computer Lab)
- Dec. 9, 2013, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Rooms 316, 350 (Computer Lab)
- Instructor Orientation/Update Registration Form
Requesting Instructor-Led and Precepted Nursing Student Clinical Placement
Student clinical placement requests are due by the first day of the following months on an annual basis:
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Nursing Student Instructor-Led Clinical Placement Request Form
Nursing Student Precepted Clinical Placement Request Form
- 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.
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 CON student, the Staff Nurse Preceptor Qualification Form for OSU College of Nursing will be sent to 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 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.
Personalizing the Journey from Nursing Student to Professional at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center offers unique transition to practice and professional development opportunities for nursing students and new graduates including:
- Nursing Externship Program (Resuming Summer 2014)
- UHC/AACN Nurse Residency Program
- All new graduate nurses participate in the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Nurse Residency, an evidence-based transition to practice and professional development program that guides you beyond the advanced beginner role by developing your leadership skills and competencies.
- Monthly seminars during the first year will be dedicated to professional development related to:
- Communication and Collaboration
- Creating a Culture of Safety
- Balancing Work-Life
- Nursing Ethics
- Ethical Decision Making
- Making a Difference in Patient Outcomes
- Medication Management
- Professional Practice and Patient Care Delivery Models
- Nursing Research, Quality, and Evidence-Based Practice
- Cultural Competence
- Nursing Accreditation and Regulatory Issues
- Stress Management
- The Poser of Emotional Mastery
- Best Practices in Managing Positive Patient Outcomes
- Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Politics
- Communication within the Healthcare Team
- Nurse Sensitive Quality Indicators
To learn more about our programs, contact email@example.com or search through a list of current openings.
- Nurse Residents are mentored and supported to thrive in the fast-paced, academic medical center environment and report a strengthened commitment to nursing, enhanced self-confidence and feelings of competency, a safe environment to share feelings and concerns, and support for your individual professional development plan.