Family NP Clinical Rotation Descriptions | Preceptor Guidebook | Kent State University

Family NP Clinical Rotation Descriptions

It is a requirement for accreditation that each preceptor working with a student in an APRN concentration have at least 1 year of clinical experience in the population-focused area of practice and role prior to providing clinical supervision (i.e., precepting).  

It is a recommendation that the preceptor-to-student ratio is 1:2 if the preceptor is not seeing his/her own patients and 1:1 if the preceptor is seeing his/her own patients.

Spring Semester

NURS 61292 Adult/Gerontology Primary Care I Practicum

Course Description: Practicum for the concepts introduced in Primary Care I: Across the Lifespan.

Course Objectives:

  1. Apply appropriate theoretical and evidence-based research to clinical practice.
  2. Demonstrate clinical reasoning in approach to management of common patient health/illness states.
  3. Advise patient and family regarding anticipatory guidance for age and developmentally appropriate stages.
  4. Manage, advise, teach and counsel regarding potential and identified risks, disorders and problems while addressing health related priorities according to evidence-based practice.
  5. Integrate knowledge of relevant standards of care into APRN practice.
  6. Consult and collaborate within a multidisciplinary approach to maximize the effectiveness of health care systems and community services.

Ideal Clinical Practice Site (150 hours):
The student should be looking for an outpatient general family or adult practice setting with a Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, or Physician.


Spring Semester

NURS 61692 Primary Care Pediatrics Practicum

Course Description: Practicum for Primary Care Pediatrics will be clinical experience with the content in the corresponding didactic course.

Course Objectives:

  1. Apply appropriate theoretical and evidence-based research to clinical practice.
  2. Demonstrate clinical reasoning in approach to management of common patient health/illness states.
  3. Advise patient and family regarding anticipatory guidance for age and developmentally appropriate stages.
  4. Manage, advise, teach and counsel regarding potential and identified risks, disorders and problems while addressing health related priorities according to evidence-based practice.
  5. Integrate knowledge of relevant standards of care into APRN practice.
  6. Consult and collaborate within a multidisciplinary approach to maximize the effectiveness of health care systems and community services.

Ideal Clinical Practice Site (150 hours):
The student should be looking for an outpatient pediatric practice with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrician, or Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatrics. We do not recommend pediatric specialty hours during this practicum.


Summer Semester

NURS 61892 Family and Adult/Gerontology APRN Role Practicum

Course Description: N61892 Practicum for the concepts introduced in Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Role. Includes 75 practicum hours. 

Course Objectives:

  1. Develop comprehensive clinical assessment skills, including cultural implications and management skills related
    to common problems and conditions in primary care.
  2. Identify and evaluate patient interventions regarding the goals of patient care and patient outcomes as a result of the NP care rendered.

Ideal Clinical Practice Site (75 hours):
The student should be looking for 35-40 hour specialty rotations with Cardiology and Endocrinology.


Fall Semester

NURS 62292 Primary Care II Practicum: Chronically Ill Adults

Course Description: Practicum for the concepts introduced in Primary Care II: Chronically Ill Adults Across the Lifespan.

Course Objectives:

  1. Using relevant evidenced-based interventions and strategies, manage and plan individualized primary care for adults across the lifespan to attain short and long term patient health care goals.
  2. Incorporate biological and behavioral patient parameters for the identification and application of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention measures in the clinical area.
  3. Integrate evidence-based research to decrease complications in patients with multiple co-morbid conditions across the lifespan.
  4. Demonstrate competence in evaluation and management of a variety of clinical presentations in simulated patient exam setting

Ideal Clinical Practice Site (150 hours):
The student should be looking for an outpatient Internal Medicine, Family, or Adult practice specializing in care of the chronically ill adult with an Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Physician.


Spring Semester

NURS 63292 Primary Care Family Health and Chronic Illness Practicum

Course Description: Practicum for the concepts introduced in Primary Care: Family Health and Chronic Illness Across the Lifespan (NURS 60325) didactic course.

Course Objectives:

  1. Perform in APRN role with a variety of patients across the lifespan in primary care settings utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to care.
  2. Demonstrate competence in direct primary care of patients across the lifespan with simple and complex, acute an
    d chronic health care problems and with their families.
  3. Synthesize an understanding of the transition to the professional role of the primary care Family APRN.

Ideal Clinical Practice Site (150 hours):
The student should be looking for an outpatient family practice setting that has a patient population across the lifespan with a Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician.  If the setting does not have a fair exposure across the lifespan, then an additional site may be necessary to cover all ages. Students may also include a specialty area (20 hours in
Dermatology, Orthopedics, Women’s Health) that may have been missed throughout the clinical rotations.

Last updated date

UPDATED: Sep. 06, 2018