Nursing informatics practicum

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    Hello everybody!

    I am presently taking my MSN in Nursing Informatics online and will need to find a preceptor for my practicum soon. Does anybody know of any hospital in Southern California accepting such arrangements?
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    ANALYNEB,

    Your best bet is to contact the staff development/nursing education dept. of an academic medical center, since they are used to providing practicums for students, of all disciplines. If they have an Informatics dept, they can assist you. If they don't yet have this dept., the staff development or IS depts that work with clinical systems will be your next point of contact.

    Hope this is helpful,
    Sunflower3
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    What area of southern California? Your school should already have signed contracts with healthcare organizations to provide preceptors since it can take a few months to complete all the paperwork.

    I recently finished my Masters in nursing leadership so I have some idea of facilities that accept students for preceptorship.
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    Don't limit your practicum experience to the hospital setting.
    Informatics practicum opportunities exsist at vendor organizations, in home health agencies, within physician practices and in the outpatient clinic setting.
    Try posting this query to the ANIA-CARING listserve. Contacting an exprienced informatics professional directly instead of an organization may be your best route. As another poster wrote your school should also be able to directly you to practicum experiences.
    I'm currently on a consulting engagement in northern cali as the project manager for a nursing, bar code medication adminitration and CPOE implementation project.
    Good Luck!

    Quote from ANALYNEB
    Hello everybody!

    I am presently taking my MSN in Nursing Informatics online and will need to find a preceptor for my practicum soon. Does anybody know of any hospital in Southern California accepting such arrangements?
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    Quote from rninformatics
    Don't limit your practicum experience to the hospital setting.
    Informatics practicum opportunities exsist at vendor organizations, in home health agencies, within physician practices and in the outpatient clinic setting.
    Try posting this query to the ANIA-CARING listserve. Contacting an exprienced informatics professional directly instead of an organization may be your best route. As another poster wrote your school should also be able to directly you to practicum experiences.
    I'm currently on a consulting engagement in northern cali as the project manager for a nursing, bar code medication adminitration and CPOE implementation project.
    Good Luck!
    Hi rninformatics!
    I am thinking of starting the MSN program through Walden and I am quite new to the Nor Cal area. Is it difficult to find a mentor for the practicum?

    Thanks!
    Kat
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    To my knowledge Walden has an excellent reputation for providing both a good education and connecting students to mentors for practicums experiences.
    Good Luck!
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    Huntington Hospital and Cedars I are great places


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