LOR Clinical Scholar Vs Clinical Instructor

  1. 0 I am a senior nursing student in Colorado, and I am trying to everything organized to start applying for jobs. Some of the hospitals I look at want letters from clinical instructors, is this the professor who taught the didactic portion of the class, or the nurse who supervised our group at clinical (my school refers to this person as the clinical scholar).
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    In your case, it would be your clinical scholar (the one who supervised during your clinical rotations).
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    Thanks!
    I have a friend that was having trouble with an out of state app because her clinical scholar was not part of the university faculty, (I guess they are at some schools?), but was employed by the hospital. This had me worried I am collecting letters of recommendation from the wrong people.
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    Thanks!
    I have a friend that was having trouble with an out of state app because her clinical scholar was not part of the university faculty, (I guess they are at some schools?), but was employed by the hospital. This had me worried I am collecting letters of recommendation from the wrong people.
    Oh! I see what you mean... My clinical instructors were employed via my school, although they may also work at other hospitals. I would call the place of employment and ask what specifically they are looking for. Or, get letters from both to be on the safe side. Usually hospitals are looking for your clinical instructor (scholar) since they see you in a clinical setting...
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    Also, do you have to submit letters with the application or bring them with to your interviews? You can gather both and have them prepared for interview purposes ad ask the interviewer which they would prefer (or offer both!).. Hope this helps!


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