Looking for Informatics Nurse Preceptor for MSN

Nursing Students General Students


Specializes in Mental Health and in school for Informatics.

Hello! I am looking for an Informatics Nurse who would like to precept me sometime during the next semester (April 2024-September 2024) or following semester (October 2024-March 2025). Precepting can also be reimbursed! Please look at your state and your job site to see if you qualify so you can be paid for your time. I can help fill out what you need from my side. 

I go to Western Governors University and work as a Registered Nurse in Washington (so I have a compact license!) Pennsylvania and Rhode Island have passed legislation to become an NLC state but have not yet enacted it, as of August 2023. Massachusetts has pending legislation to join the NLC. Alaska, California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York and Oregon do not participate and do not have pending legislation. So if you are working not in Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York or Oregon and are interested please let me know! 

Preceptor must be a Master's prepared (or higher) RN with an active license in the U.S. Preceptor must hold an unencumbered license in the state where the Host Site is located or hold a multi-state license in another state, which allows Preceptor to practice in your Host Site state. Must have 2 years or more experience with health informatics.

Examples of experience with health informatics may include:
Use a health information system, manage and analyze data to support clinical decision making , involved in the design, development, implementation, or evaluation of applications and technologies ensuring safety, quality, effectiveness, efficiency, and usability.

Students must also hold an active unencumbered license in the state where the Host Site is located or hold a multi-state license in another state, which allows the student to practice in your Host Site state (I have a compact license).

Why:  The WGU MSN Nursing Informatics program is preparing me to assume a role as a nurse informaticist by participating in Field Experience & Capstone clinical practice experiences (CPE) in a setting that uses a health information system (HIS). These experiences provide me with an opportunity to apply what I have learned during my nursing informatics specialty program in a real-world setting.

What:  These experiences are structured learning activities that help me develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the role of a nursing informaticist. During the CPE, I will be analyzing an existing HIS, identifying a gap and proposing a system optimization to improve an organization's ability to measure and report Triple Aim objectives.

This is not considered research and is not a research project. This project is experiential and does not require implementation. All of the deliverables I produce can be provided to the organization to implement if and when they wish.

When: I am required to complete 140 hours of clinical/practice experiences; 90 hours in Field Experience and 50 hours in Capstone courses. My goal is to have these completed by [date].  As my preceptor, you are not obligated to spend a certain number of clock hours with me or that I shadow you.  You and I can agree to communicate in person or via technology at whatever times work for both of us. 

How:  The activities for this project will be completed in collaboration with my preceptor, and additional organizational stakeholders who agree to participate. This ensures the system optimization proposal is aligned with the organization's needs. I will complete the required activities in this clinical practice experience (CPE) for the system optimization change, improvement, or innovation proposal that addresses an identified need or gap. The deliverables from these activities will be used by me in my Field Experience/Capstone system optimization proposal paper. 

Cannot be a member of the student's immediate family or have a financial, business, or professional relationship in conflict with the preceptor's duties.

Preceptor must be an employee of the student's chosen host site.
Students must complete CPE hours outside of their own regular work hours. During your time with your preceptor, you are considered a student and not an employee.

This link has more information and I can answer any questions you may have.  https://westerngovernorsuniversity.sharepoint.com/sites/MSNNursingInformaticsPlacementApplication


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