Journal of Nursing Education

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Educational Innovations 

An Interventional Radiology Clinical Rotation to Enhance Student Learning

Jason Powell, MSN, RN, ENC(C), CEN

  • Journal of Nursing Education. 2007;46(10)
  • Posted October 1, 2007

Abstract

ABSTRACT

To achieve the goal of adequately preparing graduating nurses for entry into practice, an undergraduate clinical nursing curriculum was enhanced by including an interventional radiology clinical rotation. The author describes the basics of this experience and the planning steps prior to implementation, including hospital approval, preceptor selection, and evaluation of the overall clinical experience.

AUTHOR

Received: April 13, 2005

Accepted: January 20, 2006

Mr. Powell is Professor of Nursing, University of New Brunswick/Humber Bachelor of Nursing Program, and Program Coordinator, Practical Nurse Program, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, School of Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is also a PhD student in nursing education, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Address correspondence to Jason Powell, MSN, RN, ENC(C), CEN, Program Coordinator, Practical Nurse Program, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, School of Health Sciences, 205 Humber College Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 5L7; e-mail: jason.powell@humber.ca.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

To achieve the goal of adequately preparing graduating nurses for entry into practice, an undergraduate clinical nursing curriculum was enhanced by including an interventional radiology clinical rotation. The author describes the basics of this experience and the planning steps prior to implementation, including hospital approval, preceptor selection, and evaluation of the overall clinical experience.

AUTHOR

Received: April 13, 2005

Accepted: January 20, 2006

Mr. Powell is Professor of Nursing, University of New Brunswick/Humber Bachelor of Nursing Program, and Program Coordinator, Practical Nurse Program, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, School of Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is also a PhD student in nursing education, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Address correspondence to Jason Powell, MSN, RN, ENC(C), CEN, Program Coordinator, Practical Nurse Program, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, School of Health Sciences, 205 Humber College Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 5L7; e-mail: jason.powell@humber.ca.

ABSTRACT

To achieve the goal of adequately preparing graduating nurses for entry into practice, an undergraduate clinical nursing curriculum was enhanced by including an interventional radiology clinical rotation. The author describes the basics of this experience and the planning steps prior to implementation, including hospital approval, preceptor selection, and evaluation of the overall clinical experience.

AUTHOR

Received: April 13, 2005

Accepted: January 20, 2006

Mr. Powell is Professor of Nursing, University of New Brunswick/Humber Bachelor of Nursing Program, and Program Coordinator, Practical Nurse Program, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, School of Health Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is also a PhD student in nursing education, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Address correspondence to Jason Powell, MSN, RN, ENC(C), CEN, Program Coordinator, Practical Nurse Program, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, School of Health Sciences, 205 Humber College Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 5L7; e-mail: jason.powell@humber.ca.

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