Assignment: Clinical Hour and Patient Logs

Assignment: Clinical Hour and Patient Logs 

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Assignment 3: Clinical Hour and Patient Logs

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Clinical Hour Log
For this course, all practicum activity hours are logged within the Meditrek system. Hours
completed must be logged in Meditrek within 48 hours of completion in order to be
counted.
You may only log hours with Preceptors that are approved in Meditrek. Students with
catalog years before Spring 2018 must complete a minimum of 576 hours of supervised
clinical experience (144 hours in each practicum course). Students with catalog years
beginning Spring 2018 must complete a minimum of 640 hours of supervised clinical
experience (160 hours in each practicum course). By the end of Week 1, make sure you
confirm that your Preceptor and Clinical Faculty are set up in MediaTek.
Each log entry must be linked with an individual practicum Learning Objective or a
graduate Program Objective. You should track your hours in Meditrek as they are
completed.

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Your clinical hour log must include the following:
 Dates
 Course

 Clinical Faculty
 Preceptor
 Total Time (for the day)
 Notes/Comments (including the objective to which the log entry is aligned)
Patient Log
Throughout this course, you will also keep a log of patient encounters using MediaTek. You
must record at least 80 encounters with patients by the end of this practicum (40
children/adolescents and 40 adult/older adults).
The patient log must include the following:
 Date
 Course
 Clinical Faculty
 Preceptor
 Patient Number
 Client Information
 Visit Information
 Practice Management
 Diagnosis
Treatment Plan and Notes: You must include a brief summary/synopsis of the
patient visit. This does not need to be a SOAP note, however, the note needs to be
sufficient to remember your patient encounter.
By Day 7 of Week 1
Record your clinical hours and patient encounters in MediaTek.

What's Coming Up in Week 2?

Next week, you will coordinate contact with your Clinical Faculty and Preceptor for
orientation and onboarding, as well as to discuss goals and any related questions. You will
continue recording your clinical hours and patient encounters in MediaTek. You will also

engage with resources to bolster your confidence in assessing, diagnosing, and treating
patients.
Looking Ahead: Practicum Experience Plan (PEP)
Now that you have completed your self-assessment in Week 1, in Week 2 you will begin
developing your Practicum Experience Plan (PEP). Your self-assessment will inform your
plan.

Next Week

To go to the next week:
Week 2

Learning Resources

Required Readings (click to expand/reduce)

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. (2018). CPT code training module.
https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/docs/clinical_practice_center/business_of_pr
actice/cpt/2018_CPT_module_revised_March_2018.pdf

American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (2019). Discussion paper: Standards of
practice for nurse practitioners.
https://storage.aanp.org/www/documents/advocacy/position-
papers/StandardsOfPractice.pdf

American Psychiatric Association. (2020). Coding and reimbursement.
https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/practice-management/coding-
reimbursement-medicare-and-Medicaid/coding-and-reimbursement

American Psychiatric Nurses Association. (2013). Population-focused nurse practitioner
competencies. https://www.apna.org/files/Councils/Population-Focused-NP-Competencies-
2013.pdf
Note: Review the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Competencies.

International Council of Nurses. (2020). Guidelines on advanced practice nursing 2020.
https://www.icn.ch/system/files/documents/2020-04/ICN_APN%20Report_EN_WEB.pdf

MediaTek
https://edu.meditrek.com/Default.html
Note: Use this link to log into Meditrek to report your clinical hours and
patient encounters.

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
https://www.nonpf.org/

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. (2017). Nurse practitioner core
competencies content.
https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nonpf.org/resource/resmgr/competencies/20170516_NPCoreC
ompsContentF.pdf

Walden University Academic Skills Center. (2017). Developing SMART goals.
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=51901492

Walden University Field Experience. (2020a). Field experience: College of Nursing.
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/fieldexperience/son/home

Walden University Field Experience. (2020b). MSN nurse practitioner practicum manual.
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/fieldexperience/son/formsanddocuments

Walden University Field Experience. (2020c). Walden University School of Nursing:
Practicum orientation and resource guide for students: MSN—nurse practitioner.
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/StudentPracticum/NP_StudentOrientation

Document: Practicum Site Information Form (Word document)

Document: PMHNP Clinical Skills List (PDF)

Document: PMHNP Clinical Skills Self-Assessment Form (Word document)

Acknowledgment
Practicum Manual Acknowledgment
The Practicum Manual describes the structure and timing of the classroom-based and
practicum experiences and the policies students must follow to be successful in the nurse
practitioner (NP) specialties.
 Field Experience: MSN Nurse Practitioner Practicum Manual

Click here and follow the instructions to confirm you have downloaded and read the entire
MSN Nurse Practitioner Practicum Manual and will abide by the requirements described
in order to successfully complete this program

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What’s Coming Up in Week 2?

Next week, you will coordinate an email with your Clinical Faculty and Preceptor for orientation and onboarding, as well as to discuss goals and any related questions. You will continue recording your clinical hours and patient encounters in Meditrek. You will also engage in reading to bolster your confidence in psychiatric interviewing.

Looking Ahead: Practicum Experience Plan (PEP)

Now that you have completed your self-assessment in Week 1, you will begin developing your Practicum Experience Plan (PEP) in Week 2. Your self-assessment will inform your plan. Please take the time to review your PEP Assignment in Week 2 and plan your time accordingly.

Practicum – Upcoming Deadline

In the Nurse Practitioner programs of study (FNP, AGACNP, AGPCNP, and PMHNP) you are required to take several practicum courses. If you plan on taking a practicum course within the next two terms, you will need to submit your application via Meditrek .

For information on the practicum application process and deadlines, please visit the Field Experience: College of Nursing: Application Process – Graduate web page.

Please take the time to review the Appropriate Preceptors and Field Sites for your courses.

Please take the time to review the practicum manuals, FAQs, Webinars and any required forms on the Field Experience: College of Nursing: Student Resources and Manuals web page.

  • Field Experience: College of Nursing Quick Answers
  • Field Experience: MSN Nurse Practitioner Practicum Manual
  • Student Practicum Resources: NP Student Orientation

PRAC 6635 Assignment 3: Clinical Hour and Patient Logs

Clinical Hour Log

For this course, all practicum activity hours are logged within the Meditrek system. Hours completed must be logged in Meditrek within 48 hours of completion to be counted. You may only log hours with Preceptors that are approved in MediaTek.

Students with catalog years before Spring 2018 must complete a minimum of 576 hours of supervised clinical experience (144 hours in each practicum course). Students with catalog years beginning Spring 2018 must complete a minimum of 640 hours of supervised clinical experience (160 hours in each practicum course). By the end of Week 1, make sure you confirm your preceptor and clinical faculty are set up in MediaTek.

Each log entry must be linked with an individual practicum Learning Objective or a graduate Program Objective. You should track your hours in Meditrek as they are completed.

Your clinical hour log must include the following:

  • Dates
  • Course
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Preceptor
  • Total Time (for the day)
  • Notes/Comments (including the objective to which the log entry is aligned)

Patient Log

Throughout this course, you will also keep a log of patient encounters using MediaTek. You must record at least 80 patients by the end of this practicum.

The patient log must include the following:

  • Date
  • Course
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Preceptor
  • Patient Number
  • Client Information
  • Visit Information
  • Practice Management
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment Plan and Notes — Students must include a brief summary/synopsis of the patient visit—this does not need to be a SOAP note; however, the note needs to be sufficient to remember your patient encounter.

By Day 7

Record your clinical hours and patient encounters in MediaTek.

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