the first class nur590a is a 3 week class where you develop a learning contract on what your practicum will be about. what your objectives are and how you will accomplish them i.e. strategies. i've attached what my first objective was, my practicum was developing a qa program for our research dept.
you have to put a total of 60 hours into the practicum and along the way between nur590a to nur590b you must submit a practicum journal on what you have done to complete your objectives. when you have completed everything you then sign up for nur590b which is a 2 week class and in this 2 week class you present all you have done for the practicum plus there is a powerpoint and paper due in the 2 week class. you have 14 months to take if need be between part a & b. you also must have your own msn mentor in order to do the practicum. hope this helps, please don't hesitate to ask if you have more questions.
1.0 1. analyze the clinical research coordinators (crcs) understanding of the standard operating procedures (sops) for the clinical setting in correlation with quality assurance principles
a) utilize an array of skills, techniques, and new technology to effectively develop, design, and evaluate nursing and health care education programs in a variety of settings
1a. literature search on the application of quality assurance, threats to quality in this type of clinical setting, and literatures that reflect the importance of qa to safety.
1b. develop power point presentation on the benefits of a qa program.
1c. draft, then review with qa expert, a manual identifying list of quality indicators that fulfill good clinical practice (gcp) through sop compliance.
1a. submit annotated bibliography of literature reviewed.
1b. submit copy of power point presentation developed for crcs describing the benefits of a qa program.
1c. document review with qa expert in practicum journal and reflect on the major changes or recommendations that the qa expert has suggested.
1d. submit completed manual identifying quality indicators that fulfill gcp through sop compliance.