The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division require successful completion of a clinical rotation for Nurse Refresher programs. Clinicals are arranged at various medical facilities in the greater Omaha area. Every effort is made to provide a diverse professional experience for Nurse Refresher students.
Clinical experiences are built into the semester. You will be provided with a detailed schedule upon registration. Clinical dates may be subject to change. You will be informed of all changes as far in advance as possible. The clinical objectives are as follows:
- Become familiar with the clinical setting so as to provide safe and effective patient care.
- Maintain a professional approach to patient care.
- Apply effective communication strategies when working with clients, significant others, health care team members and clinical instructors.
- Utilize the nursing process in the delivery of safe patient care.
- Safely carry out the diagnostic and therapeutic regimens of the duly licensed Practitioners authorized to so order such regimens in accordance with state and federal regulations.
The following items must be on file in the Professional Development office before a student may participate in a scheduled clinical experience.
- Proof of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider certification.
- Proof of completed immunization requirements.
- Receipt of a temporary nursing license permit if not currently licensed.
Required Equipment for Clinical Rotation
The following equipment is needed for clinical:
- Watch with a second hand
- Nurses scrubs (navy blue, no specific brand)
- Clean, white closed-toe shoes
- Fanny pack or lab coat
- Purses, beepers, etc. are not allowed on units
Students are expected to attend all clinical sessions for which they are scheduled, and to be prepared to actively participate in Skills Lab day and the clinical experience. Because absences from clinical can seriously hamper students’ learning, students are to notify the clinical faculty at least one-half hour prior to the scheduled clinical if unable to attend. Arriving late or leaving early is discouraged. Regular or repeated absences will result in failure. Availability of clinical make-up time cannot be guaranteed. The course coordinator and director will determine availability. In the event that time is not available, the student will be notified and is administratively withdrawn from the course.