Advanced Practicum Placement

Through the Advanced Practicum Placement (fieldwork) courses you will apply theoretical ideas examined throughout your course of study to enhance your skills and competencies in advanced nursing leadership roles while serving particular populations of interest.

The total hours/credits required for 505 fieldwork are identified within the approved Scholarly Project and Curriculum Plan. Approximately 33 hours of activity satisfies 1 505 credit hour. The degree requires a total of 100 hours of fieldwork per WA State Nursing Commission and Washington State Administrative Code.

You will work with your faculty advisor(s) to identify goals, objectives, field placements, and assignments related to fieldwork or practicum hours. It is expected that you will initiate contact with your faculty advisor(s) to plan credits around electives and fieldwork.

BNURS 505 Registration Guidelines

You must complete the Health and Safety Requirements, before being allowed to register for independent study in BNURS 505. 

You must also complete an introductory section of BNURS 505 for 2 credits which will provide further guidelines on how to develop degree focus and fieldwork planning. 

  • Additional Requirements: Your tuition bill will reflect a one-time $35 clinical course fee charged for BNURS 505. The fee will be added to your tuition statement during the first quarter you are registered for this course. Certain agencies may have additional requirements pertinent to their mission. Some possibilities include: proof of current auto liability insurance; FBI background checks.
     
  • Need for an Automobile: Since BNURS 505 sites are highly individualized and can be scattered throughout multiple counties, assignments convenient to public transportation cannot be guaranteed. Access to an automobile is essential for the clinical portion of the program.

Examples of Approved Fieldwork

  • Observe and Participate in Sigma Theta Tau conference.
  • Participate in SeaMar Community Health Center, a community health fair to explore WA State's Hispanic population regarding eye health care.
  • Observe and Participate in the development and implementation of WA Center for Nursing's state-wide nursing recognition event.
  • Assist with planning, implementing and evaluating clinical groups of Nursing students at Everett Community College.
  • Participate in a study abroad trip to experience first hand the educational and healthcare systems and how it compares and contrasts with the U.S. system.
  • Develop Skills in Data Collection by attending team meetings and trainings in data collection and conduct data collection at Marysville Care center.