Practicum Log Requirements
1. Comments in each entry must be realistic and demonstrate the actual activity completed in the timeframe documented in the entry.
2. Provide practicum hour entries in no more than 4-hour blocks of time. Breaking up the timeframe allows for more accurate practicum activity documentation. You may record multiple entries for a single day based on your practicum activities.
3. Each entry must be aligned with the correct DNP Essential. Provide practicum hour entries in no more than 4-hour blocks of time. Breaking up the timeframe allows for more accurate practicum activity documentation. You may record multiple entries for a single day based on your practicum activities.
4. All notes must be in paragraph form and use standard English with correct sentence structure, grammar, spelling, and word usage.
5. All entries are complete and the quality of the notes validates the number of practicum hours claimed.
6. It is recommended that you enter your practicum experiences at the end of each activity or as soon as possible. All entries for your required hours must be completed and approved by the assignment due date.
Students are responsible for ensuring the total cumulative hours are entered and approved for each course. The cumulative hours include the required practicum hours the student entered plus the allocated hours that may have been provided for the student’s Master’s degree.
The final grade will be based on the cumulative approved hours at the end of each session, as follows:
Course Cumulative Hours
NR702 256 hours
NR705 512 hours
NR707 768 hours
NR709 1024 hours
If you have received prior clinical hours from your MSN transcript review, these hours will be added to your log by the Registrar or Student Services. The hours granted for the master’s program are divided into 4 and a portion is allocated for each practicum course. Students are required to enter the practicum hours required for each practicum class based on the total hours granted for their MSN program. For example, if a student received 512 hours for their Masters’ degree, those hours are divided by 4 and a portion of those hours is allocated to each practicum course. So in NR702 the student has 128 hours allocated for NR702 and is required to enter 128 hours for NR702. The guide below should be used to estimate the hours to be logged in each course. If no hours are granted for the Master’s program, the student is required to log 256 hours. All hours must be approved to be counted in the cumulative hours for the course. Locate the letter following your course number to determine the approximate hours required to be logged in this course.
Course A* B* C*
Practicum Hour Log
Total Points: 150