I currently work at a hospital but not as an RN yet. Am in school to hopefully become one. Anyway, our hospital just sent out letters to us stating that effective Jan. 1, 2010, the following criteria will be used for promotions to RN or LPN positions and one of the criteria I am a little unclear about. It states:
"student clinical experiences in a tertiary setting."
What does that mean exactly? Meaning in a large hospital like ours? In a teaching hospital like ours? I wonder if all the schools around us qualify under that - somehow I am thinking not or why else would they specify that?
Thanks for any help in interpreting this!