NURS 540 — 6 graduate quarter credits
This course is graded as Credit/No Credit. To earn 6 graduate quarter credits and receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Washington Wound Management Education Program, the student must:
- Complete all ONLINE course activities including all practice tests, evaluations, one clinical example assignment and one PICO assignment by specified due dates.
- Complete all ONSITE course activities and receive passing grades in each of the following areas:
- Part 1A: Theory/Examinations
- Part 1B: Project/Assignments
- Part 2: Precepted Clinical Experience
Part 1: Didactic
Part 1 A: Theory/Examinations - A minimum average score percentage of 75% out of 100% is required on the three written exams. Exam scores are weighted as follows:
- Exam #1* 20%
- Exam #2* 20%
- Final Exam 60%
*Warning Card: A warning card will be issued after Exam #1 and/or Exam #2 if the student’s exam score is below 75%. The warning card will include course faculty recommendations and strategies to help students improve and the plan will be discussed and agreed upon by the faculty and student.
Part 1B: Projects/Assignments - A minimum average grade of 75% is required on the following assignments:
- Case Study
- Role Implementation/Teaching Project
Part 2: Precepted Clinical Experience
To pass the clinical portion of the course the student must have met the following criteria:
- Completed 40 hours of precepted clinical experience.
- Received a minimum average clinical performance rating of 2.0 on all items assessed on the Preceptor Evaluation of Student form and a minimum rating of 2.0 on the highlighted critical skills. Average ratings will be based on combined preceptor evaluations of the student’s performance.
- At the completion of 18-20 hours of clinical, the student is required to meet with one of the program Co-Directors if, on average, the student’s performance falls below 2.0 on any evaluation item on the Preceptor Evaluation of Student form. Together the student and Co-Director will review the areas of clinical performance with ratings below 2.0 and develop a plan designed to assist the student in meeting course requirements.