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Student Clinical Evaluations

In order to achieve quality student advising and instruction, every student participating in clinical course work must receive a written evaluation of clinical performance each quarter.

Clinical Evaluation of Graduate Students

All graduate level clinical courses are designed for students to achieve course objectives within the quarter in which they are registered for the course. Clinical evaluations by course instructors must reflect student achievement of course objectives within this standard time frame.

Instructors of graduate students participating in clinical course work must write quarterly evaluations of student clinical performance, discuss them with the student, and submit a copy to the student file. Instructors may use pre-designed clinical evaluation forms developed for the course, specialty, and/or program. These tools must be based on course objectives, specialty requirements, and/or national competencies and standards.

Clinical Evaluation of Baccalaureate Students

Required clinical evaluation forms for baccalaureate students are due in Academic Services (T310, Box 357260) when grades are due each quarter. For each student, the instructor must submit the following forms, depending on the course.

  1. Essential Qualifications Evaluation Form
    Instructor completes the form for every student in the section for NCLIN 306, 402, 406, 409, 411, 416, or 418.
  2. Clinical Performance Evaluation Form
    Instructor completes evaluation forms specific to NCLIN 306, 402, 406, and 409, linked to the course syllabus. Instructors of other courses such as NCLIN 411, 416, and 418 may use an existing evaluation form or develop performance evaluations appropriate to the course by listing course objectives and commenting on how the student has met those objectives, including areas of strength, unique attributes demonstrated in meeting course objectives, and areas needing practice and improvement. If a course uses two different clinical sites and/or has multiple instructors, each instructor should complete an evaluation form.
  3. Information for Employers of Student Nurses Form
    Quarterly, NCLIN 306, 402, and 406 instructors complete this form for each student in the section. This form is important to the student as well as to the student’s prospective employer. When applying for a Nurse Technician position, the student submits a copy of this form to his/her prospective employer to provide information regarding his/her clinical experience to date. Instructors of students in NCLIN 409 use an alternative Information for Employers of Student Nurses Form available on the course Web site.

Additionally, two forms are completed by each student in the clinical section on a quarterly basis, the Clinical Practicum Skills form and the Record of Clinical Practice form. Students submit these forms to their instructor for the student file. These forms are not required in the student files and do not need to be returned to Academic Services. However, this information may be useful if given directly to the students for their own review.

August 2011
Academic Services Memo No. 2