How do I select patients for students?

The selection of patients will reveal the student’s abilities to manage patients in a variety of practice education situations. Consider the following when selecting patients for the students:

    • Understand and know the clinical objectives and CNPP Practice Education Performance Indicators for the clinical placement.
    • Allow the student to gain confidence before assigning complex patients.
    • Begin with a reduced workload so the student can manage and then quickly increase caseload as they integrate knowledge and gain confidence.
    • Gradually introduce new patients and experiences.
    • Observe how the student manages assigned patient presentations.
    • Consider selecting patients outside of the current caseload to meet the students’ clinical expectations.


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