Clinical Nursing/ Palliative Care / Practical Training & Field Experience

a-     Facilities and laboratories (include name of lab, its area and student’s capacity):

Two types of practice learning environments are available for nursing students at Master program including the SON training laboratories and various healthcare facilities. The SON training laboratories prove to be a rich practice learning environment for students to meet the program outcomes and student ILOs. Seven nursing training labs are located at the second floor of Health Halls Complex next to the SON building.  Three labs out of the seven Nursing labs are used for training master student. A description of the labs as follows:

1. Physical Assessment Lab (3): This laboratory is designed to help the students achieve the following:

·     Enable student to apply a systematic method of assessing the health status of an adult.

·     Help the student to gain skills to perform comprehensive Physical Assessment for each system of an adult in laboratory simulation setting.

·     Identify common abnormal findings of health assessment and physical Assessment simulated situation.

2. Computer simulation lab (6):  This laboratory is designed to help the students achieve the following:

·     Puts self-paced learning for the students by providing an interactive teaching tool.

·     Helps the student to enhance critical thinking and problem solving abilities.

·     Display professional behavior in simulated situations.

·     Offering step-by-step instruction on commonly performed procedures.

3. Critical Care and Simulation Lab (7):  This laboratory is designed to help the students achieve the following:

·     Basic CPR training course (adult)

·     Advanced CPR training course (adult)

·     First Aid training course ( Casualty and trauma manikin).

·     Physical examination course (simulation ECS METTI manikin) for undergraduate level.

·     Physical examination course (simulation ECS METTI manikin) for graduate level.

·     Maternity and child birthing simulation course (Computer interactive maternal and neonate simulator).

·     Basic CPR Training course (infant) .

·     Advanced CPR Training course (infant) .

Nurse students can have their training at various healthcare facilities including the Jordan University Hospital, the Ministry of Health facilities, Jordanian Royal Medical Services facilities, and various private healthcare facilities. Clinical training sites are selected to match student ILOs of the various courses and to support the achievement of BSc program outcomes. All clinical agencies are nationally accredited as services and teaching sites by the Jordanian Nursing Council (JNC), Jordanian Medical Council (JMC) and Health Care Accreditation Commission (HCAC). Each has its own quality improvement programs and patient-safety initiatives. As students’ progress throughout the curriculum, clinical sites and their patient acuities reflect increasing complexities of patient therapeutic nursing care needs. For example, during the second year, nurse students have their training in the general wards including medical wards, surgical wards, outpatient clinics, and day care clinics. On the other hand, during the third and fourth year, nurse students are introduced to some specialty environments and are challenged with higher patient acuities and loads such as emergency room, intensive care units, coronary care unit, and dialysis unit. Faculty members give support for students during their clinical experience to enhance students' learning and to facilitate students' transition to their professional role. The SON provides transportation for students to and from all training sites except for Clinical Nursing Training / Intense Clinical Training course . Table below shows the clinical agencies utilized for student learning experiences.

Usually, healthcare facilities are selected for student training based on the following criteria:

  • Jordanian Nursing Council (JNC) criteria for clinical training sites for nursing students of BSc programs
  • Compatibility between clinical site experience and course ILOs
  • Enough number of patients available for nursing students
  • Safe environments for students in clinical training
  • A signed contract between the healthcare facility and the University/School