PMHNP Clinical Faculty Portal

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Role Responsibilities

The clinical faculty evaluates students during the clinical courses and provides both formative and summative feedback.

The evaluation is conducted through:

  • Evaluation of written documentation.
  • Observation of the student with patients in the clinical setting.

Clinical Evaluation of PMHNP Students

Clinical Faculty Instructions for On-site Evaluation

You will conduct clinical evaluation of students each semester and observe them conducting a session with a patient.

  • Review patient notes written by the student if available.
  • Gather feedback as available from the student’s preceptor in the areas of professional/therapeutic communication, interviewing/assessment skills, interpersonal NP patient relationship, formulation of diagnosis and treatment plan, critical thinking and application of Advanced Clinical Psychiatric Nursing Practice.
  • At the conclusion of the visit, give detailed constructive feedback to the student including areas for improvement.
  • If you have any concerns and need to make an additional site visit please discuss with course faculty prior to making that decision. 
  • Complete and submit all travel expense reimbursement forms to the Department of Nursing within 30 days.  All requests for reimbursement submitted more than 60 days post evaluative visit will NOT be accepted by the department.
  • Complete a final evaluation and summary of student’s performance that includes grades for journals, process notes, and self-evaluation. Submit this summary and final grade to Blackboard.

Communication with Preceptor and Student 

This WAC states that nursing faculty, as responsible for the overall supervision and evaluation of the student, must confer simultaneously (at the same time) with each primary preceptor, and student three times during the student learning experience:

(a) Beginning;

(b) Midpoint; and

(c) End.

Students will be expected to assume a leadership role in scheduling the 3 points of contact as outlined below:

First point of contact

This will occur at the beginning of the semester. Students are expected to coordinate a telephone meeting that includes the preceptor, clinical faculty member, and student. This should not take any more than 5-10 minutes and should be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you and the preceptor. This means the meetings may need to be scheduled prior to the start of a clinic day, at lunch, or at the end of the clinic day. The goal of this first meeting is to review the goals the student has set for the semester.

Second point of contact

The second point of contact will occur during the clinical faculty site visit. You will assess student development as well as student’s progress in meeting goals identified above.

Third point of contact

During the third (and final) point of contact, the preceptor will complete the preceptor evaluation with the student. You will join the conversation with student-directed self-reflection, review, and summarization of key learning points during the practicum experience.

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