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NURS 605/ Graduate Practicum II


CLASS MEETING TIME: This course does not LOCATION: Vancko Hall:
have any specified meeting times. It is entirely


Response time to emails: within 48 hours; to discussion forums: within 72 hours; for grading assignments/quizzes:
within 5 days.

This second course of a two-part capstone series provides the opportunity for learners to enact components of the
advanced practice role in academic settings, during a precepted practicum. The experience will be grounded in
professional standards, evidence, and recognized academic expectations for faculty. Content includes preparing for
employment, creation of an e-portfolio, and reflection on practicum outcomes.

PRE-REQUISITES: NURS 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 600, 601, 602, 603, 604; ALHT 500, 501


1. Provide the opportunity to plan experiences to develop a skillset in advanced practice and nursing
education roles through practicum experiences in a variety of academic settings.
2. Enable learners to reflect on and evaluate advanced practice roles developed during academic practicum
3. Provides learners the opportunity to link professional nursing standards and guidelines to graduate program
learning outcomes.
4. Provide learners with tools to prepare for future employment in advanced practice nursing.


1. Apply knowledge, evidence, professional nursing standards, and advanced nursing concepts to an academic
nursing education practicum.
2. Reflect on academic practicum experiences, achievement of practicum outcomes, and advanced practice
role development.
3. Link professional nursing standards and guidelines to graduate student program learning activities
4. Create a web based employment portfolio
5. Participate in a simulated interview for an advanced practice role in nursing education.

Program Student Course Course Student Learning Evaluation

Learning Outcomes Objectives Learning Activities
1. Integrate advanced • 1, 2, 3, 4 • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 • Readings • Learning Contracts:
knowledge, • Multimedia Resources initial, midpoint, final
technology, and • Library/database • Journals
theories from searches • Employment Planning
nursing and related • Webinars • Employment Interview
disciplines into the • Discussions • PSNG Table
advanced nursing • Professional Portfolio
role. • VoiceThread

2. Use scientific • 1, 2, 3 • 1, 2, 3, 4 • Readings • Learning Contracts:

inquiry and quality • Multimedia Resources initial, midpoint, final
principles to • Library/database • Journals
identify problems searches • Employment Planning
and apply system- • Webinars • Employment Interview
level processes to • Discussions • PSNG Table
improve care • Professional Portfolio
• VoiceThread

3. Apply advanced • 1, 2, 3 • 1, 2, 3, 4 • Readings • Learning Contracts:

knowledge of • Multimedia Resources initial, midpoint, final
leadership and • Library/database • Journals
management to searches • Employment Planning
effect change, and • Webinars • Employment Interview
influence health • Discussions • PSNG Table
policy to transform • Professional Portfolio
care delivery
• VoiceThread

4. Practice inter- • 1, 2, 3, 4 • 1, 2, 3 • Readings • Learning Contracts:

professional • Multimedia Resources initial, midpoint, final
collaboration to • Library/database • Journals
improve health searches • Employment Planning
outcomes in a • Webinars • Employment Interview
global population. • Discussions • PSNG Table
• Professional Portfolio
• VoiceThread

Professional Nursing Standards and Guidelines

This course’s student learning outcomes meet the professional nursing standards and guidelines of the Essentials of
Master’s Education in Nursing and NLN Core Competencies for Nurse Educators as follows, supported by individual
experiences in the practicum settings.
The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing Outcomes
Essential I Background for Practice for Science and Humanities 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Essential II Organizational and Systems Leadership 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Essential III Quality Improvement and Safety 5, 6, 7
Essential IV Translating and Integrating Scholarship into Practice 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Essential V Informatics and Healthcare Technologies 1, 5, 6
Essential VI Health Policy and Advocacy 4, 5
Essential VII Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population 1-5
Health Outcomes
Essential VIII Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health 1-5
Essential IX Master’s-Level Nursing Practice 1- 15

NLN Core Competencies for Nurse Educators

Competency 1 Facilitate Learning
Competency 2 Facilitate Learner Development and Socialization
Competency 3 Use Assessment and Evaluation Strategies
Competency 4 Participation in Curriculum Design and Evaluation of Program Outcomes
Competency 5 Function as a Change Agent and Leader
Competency 6 Pursue Continuous Quality Improvement in the Nurse Educator Role
Competency 7 Engage in Scholarship
Competency 8 Function Within the Educational Environment

A combination of methodologies will be used:

1. Learning Contract: initial, midpoint, and final submissions- (15%)

2. Practicum Journals (2)- (10%)
3. Discussion Forum: Week 2- (5%)
4. Employment Preparation- (20%)
5. Simulated Employment Interview- (20%)
6. Professional Nursing Standards and Guidelines Table- (10%)
7. Weebly e-Portfolio- (10%)
8. VoiceThread: Final Practicum Presentation- (10%)

GRADING CRITERIA: A letter grade is given in this course based upon numerical scoring:

Letter Grade Numerical Score Letter Grade Numerical Score

A 95-100 C+ 75-79
A- 90-94 C 69-74
B+ 86-89 D 61-68
B 80-85 F 60 or less

The nursing graduate student must obtain a minimum grade of 80 to pass this course. An overall cumulative index of
3.0 is required by the College in order to confer a degree in a graduate program.



• Assignments may not be submitted before the week in which they are due unless flexible turn-in applies.
• All submissions of coursework earn a 10% deduction for each day the assignment is submitted late (10% of 100
points per day).
• Coursework will earn a grade of 0 if submitted more than 5 days after the due date. All assignments must
adhere to the posted grading rubric to be counted as an assignment submission (except for Discussion posts, see
• No coursework will be accepted after the final day of class.
• All assignments must be submitted in order to pass the course.
• All assignments must be placed in the designated drop box by the due date to be eligible for grading. If you are
experiencing technical difficulty:
o Submit a ticket to the Help Desk.
o Email your instructor about the problem and attach the assignment.
o When the designated drop box becomes available, submit the assignment for grading.

• Discussion postings may not be submitted before the week in which they are due.
• The initial discussion post for the assigned discussion questions posted in the discussion forum will earn a 10%
deduction for each day the post is late (10% of 100 points per day).
• An initial discussion post that is more than 3 days late will earn a grade of 0.
• Discussion question postings will not be graded if submitted past the end of the online week (Sunday, 2359 or
Friday, 2359 in week 7).
• All discussions must be completed to pass the course.
• Content of discussion postings will be evaluated according to the Discussion Grading Rubric posted in each

Participation in discussions:

• Students are expected to post on a minimum of three days (10% deduction for each day of non-attendance; 10%
of the 100 points for the discussion)
• One day must be nonconsecutive (10% deduction if not met; 10% of 100 points)
• Posting more than 3 days in one week supersedes the above requirement for non-consecutive days

NOTE: Posting an assignment in a week also with a Discussion Question does not count towards attendance or
participation. Only posts made in the Discussion Forum count toward participation and attendance or participation.

Extra credit: There is no extra credit available in this course.

SUNY Delhi Academic Policies:

Practicum courses:

The following are required in order to receive a passing grade for graduate practicum courses

• Completion of approved practicum hours

• Submission of a satisfactory evaluation of the student by the preceptor by the last day of the course.

During this practicum course, the faculty agrees to:

• Guide the student in the preparation of the Learning Contract including communication with the student
prior to the first week of class.
• Contact the preceptor(s) to establish communication and provide information, and maintain communication
throughout the practicum as necessary
• Provide guidance, problem solving, and follow up as needed throughout the practicum experience.
• Send student and program evaluations to the preceptor(s), and preceptor evaluations to the student prior to
class completion.


Week 1 Assignment 1: Learning Contract (5%)

Plan for the practicum, creating weekly outcomes, learning activities, and evidence of accomplishments

Journal #1: Share practicum plans (5%)

Week 2 Discussion: Incivility and lateral violence in academic and clinical settings. (5%)
Live Webinar- Preparation for Week 3 (may take place in weeks 2 or 3; offered in each week)

Week 3 Assignment 2: Nurse Educator Employment Preparation (20%)

Register for Optimal Resume
Create a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and letter of recommendation

Week 4 Assignment 3: Midpoint Review and Evaluation of Practicum Experience (5%)

Journal #2: Reflection and Report on Academic Service (5%)

Week 5 Assignment 4: Professional Nursing Standards and Guidelines Table (10%)

Weebly Professional Portfolio (10%)

Week 6 Assignment 5: Live simulated Faculty Interview (20%)

Week 7 VoiceThread: Sharing the Academic Practicum Experience (10%)

Assignment 6: Final learning Contract (5%)



Note: the textbooks listed for NURS 605 are from previous education courses, and should be consulted as needed to
support individual practicum experiences. They may not all be necessary for individual practicum plans.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th
ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Bastable, S. B. (2019). Nurse as educator (5th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Billings, D. M., & Halstead, J. A. (2016). Teaching in nursing: A guide for faculty (5th ed.). St Louis: MO: Elsevier.

Gaberson, K. B., Oermann, M. H., & Shellenbarger, T. (2015). Clinical teaching strategies in nursing (4th ed). New
York, NY: Springer.

Iwasis, C.L., & Goldenberg, D. (2015). Curriculum development in nursing education (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA:
Jones and Bartlett:

Oermann, M. H., & Gaberson, K. B. (2017). Evaluation and testing in nursing education (5th ed.). New York, NY:
Please see weekly course materials for supplemental resources.


For participation policies, please see the section called ATTENDANCE and PARTICIPATION, above.

STUDENT CONDUCT IN THE COURSE: The instructor in the classroom and in conference will encourage free
discussion, inquiry, and expression. Student performance will be evaluated wholly on an academic basis, not on
opinions or political ideas unrelated to academic standards. However, in instances where a student does not comply
with the Code of Student Behavior or with an instructor's reasonable conduct expectations in the course, such non-
compliance can affect the student's evaluation and be cause for permanent removal from class or dismissal from

COMMUNICATIONS ETIQUETTE: The State University of New York at Delhi is committed to open, insightful
and relevant dialogue in all of its courses, especially those being presented via the Internet, as that is what
formulates the bulk of the course content and material. Diversity of thought, opinion, and values are created as a
result of this process and, as such, we encourage all students to be respectful of that diversity, thereby refraining
from inappropriate commentary. Should such inappropriate action occur, the instructor will intervene as each piece
of dialogue that takes place in the course is monitored. The student making the infraction will be notified and
appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. The following are sound guidelines to follow regarding communication

• Never post, transmit, promote, or distribute content that is known to be illegal.

• Never post harassing, threatening, or embarrassing comments.
• If you disagree with someone, respond to the subject, not the person.
• Never post content that is harmful; abusive; racially, ethnically, or religiously offensive; vulgar; sexually
explicit; or otherwise potentially offensive.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY: The nursing faculty abides by the College policy on cheating and the
Academic Integrity Policy of the School of Nursing. It is the student’s responsibility to read and fully understand
the Nursing Program Academic Integrity Policy posted in the Student Handbook

a student to be excused from any examination or study or work requirements because of religious holidays. Each
student must notify the instructor in advance so that an equivalent opportunity to make up any examination, study,
or work requirements he or she may have missed because of such absence may be given.

POWER OUTAGES/SYSTEM FAILURES: In the event of a power outage or system failure of the Delhi
systems, notification may be placed on the Delhi Logins page (
sent to all campus users via email. It is up to each individual instructor to decide whether certain activities will have
extended time or additional attempts following such an outage. If a student experiences a local outage in her or his
service area, the student will be expected to complete course work on time or communicate with the instructor to
make alternative plans.


provided to qualified students with documented disabilities. If you have a disability requiring accommodations,
contact the Coordinator of Access and Equity Services, Gabriella Vasta, at fax (607) 832-
7593 or call (607) 746-4593. Your request for accommodation will be reviewed and if determined to be reasonable,
you will be provided with a verification letter that must be delivered to your course instructor and sent back to
Gabriella Vasta.

Technical Requirements

INTERNET/COMPUTER/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: Please go to the Resources and Policies tab

found in the START HERE block on the home page of your course. A section of this page entitled "Technology
Requirements for Students" details what may be needed for participation in online nursing courses.

EMAIL: You will be expected to access your College e-mail account.

To find your email address: Log into Bronco Web, click ‘Personal Information’, then ‘View E-Mail Addresses’,
look under ‘SUNY Delhi Student E-mail System’. Your email address should be your initials followed by a number
and then (ex:

To login to your email account: Go to,, click ‘Mydelhi Students’ and click ‘Email’.
Enter your username (ex: gd23) or full email address. Your password is your Bronco Web PIN.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Please contact the Help Desk for assistance: or call 607-746-4835.