CNPP students are expected to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities of advanced practice nursing skills and procedures throughout their practice education experiences. Students perform procedures with the understanding that:
- NP student involvement in clinical procedures and skills are under the direction of the approved preceptor.
- NP students may only practice under the guidance of the preceptor.
- The preceptor is responsible for any service provided by the NP student.
- The preceptor must co-sign all documentation related to procedures.
- NP students may perform procedures under the guidance of a preceptor including:
- Skin and wound management: minor puncture wounds, animal and human bites, minor burns, soft tissue foreign body removal including fishhook removal, simple wound closure.
- Management of nail and nailbed conditions: ingrown toenails, subungual hematoma, paronychia.
- Incision and drainage procedures: subcutaneous abscess, pilonidal cysts, Bartholin’s cysts, obtaining specimens for culture and sensitivity.
- Examination of treatment of common eye conditions: foreign body removal, chemical substance irrigation.
- Examination of treatment of common ear conditions: cerumen removal, foreign body removal.
- Examination and treatment of common reproductive conditions: pap smear, vaginal/rectal examinations.
Students or preceptors should contact the Clinical Faculty if the procedure is not listed.