Graduate practicums in nursing administration programs: Current approaches and recommendations

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Abstract

  • Based on the survey findings, it is apparent that extreme variability exists in nursing administration MSN and DNP practicum experiences. Diverse program requirements and outcomes are confusing to stakeholders, including prospective students, faculty, employers, accrediting bodies, and the general public. Although some variability is to be expected, for example, individualizing clinical practicums to students' learning needs, there is a need for additional guidance regarding what constitutes clinical experiences for bothMSN and DNP nursing administration programs. With that in mind, theCGEANTask Force sent draft recommendations to CGEAN membership for comment. The criteria forpractice hours inmaster's and professional doctoral programs for nurse executives (see Table, Supplemental Digital Content 8, http://links.lww.com/ JONA/A106) contain recommendations for graduate programs. Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health |Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 26462917
  • Author List

  • Androwich IM; Watson CA; Belcher JVR; Patrician PA; Sherman RO; Yoder LH; Vlasses FR
  • Start Page

  • 454
  • End Page

  • 457
  • Volume

  • 42
  • Issue

  • 10