Nursing & Care


Utilizing a QSEN Based Clinical Orientation Checklist as a Standard for Orientation

Kimberly Silver Dunker DNP, RN, Karen Manning RN, MSN, CRRN, CHPN, Susan Knowles DNP, RN, WHNP-BC

The goal of this project was to provide clinical adjunct faculty members with tools to be successful in their role. This article will focus on a tool developed by the QSEN Academic Clinical Taskforce to assist faculty with standardizing the orientation for students to the clinical setting. This orientation checklist is essential to assist clinical faculty when orienting their students in all guided clinical rotations. The checklist is organized by defined QSEN competencies with adapted definitions for clinical nursing students. The checklist provides a guide for faculty members when orienting their student group to the clinical environment. Utilizing a standardized clinical orientation tool allows for continuity and creates a safer learning environment for nursing students.