Nurse Midwifery Clinical Planning FAQ
For acceptable clinical settings, refer to the clinical requirements document under "Program-Specific Information" on the Clinical Planning page.
Find resources on preparing for clinicals, including required tasks, networking tips and strategies, under "Clinical Planning Resources" on the Clinical Planning page.
- Students must submit critical requirements information to the university by following the instructions found on the Critical Requirements page. You may also be asked to provide them to your clinical sites for verification.
- All students must hold an active, unrestricted license in the state in which they intend to complete clinical activities. Complete any additional applications necessary well in advance of your clinical terms to prevent any delays waiting on a nursing board.
- Some clinical sites require an educational affiliation agreement for students to complete clinical activities with their organization. Please see below for more information related to this topic.
- Clinical sites might also ask for your critical requirements, liability insurance verification or a letter of good standing from the university. Please reach out to your clinical site coordinator with these requests to ensure your onboarding requirements are met and you are able to begin clinical on time.
- Refer to the networking tips & strategies document (specifically, the preceptor interview questions section) under "Clinical Planning Resources" on the Clinical Planning page to prepare as you engage in securing a clinical preceptor.
- Request your preceptor's CV.
- Inquire as to whether the clinical site requires an affiliation agreement; if you will be in a hospital setting, the clinical site will most likely require an affiliation agreement.
- Ask your Clinical Site Coordinator if the site has an affiliation agreement.
- For all Practicums, especially NM II & NM III, make sure you have a preceptor application in place for every preceptor and an affiliation agreement for every clinical site.
- Contact the Clinical Site Coordinator for the specified program via email and include the preceptor’s name to determine if the application has been received.
- When the preceptor’s credentials have been approved, you will be copied on a welcome email with instructions for how the preceptor can log into eMedley. This indicates that the preceptor and site would be appropriate for your clinical placement but does not indicate that you are cleared to begin clinical hours.
- 3-6 weeks before the start of the academic term, you will see your preceptor’s information published in your eMedley profile. This indicates approval of both preceptor and clinical site for the coming term and that you have completed all other requirements to begin your clinical experience.
If the clinical site requires an EAA first, contact the Clinical Site Coordinator for the specified program via email to facilitate. Include contact information, including email address, of the individual requesting the agreement at the clinical site.
Refer to the clinical requirements document under "Program-Specific Information" on the Clinical Planning page.
No. A nurse practitioner or MD can also serve as a preceptor. Refer to the clinical requirements document under "Program-Specific Information" on the Clinical Planning page.
Yes. Refer to the clinical requirements document under "Program-Specific Information" on the Clinical Planning page.
No, but preceptors with whom you spend eight hours or more must have all elements of the preceptor application completed so information can be entered in eMedley.
Please refer to the previous question's answer.
No. Students are responsible for tracking and maintaining critical requirements. You can log into CastleBranch to view and update current submissions. CastleBranch will send email reminders when items are due and notifications if items are overdue or rejected.
UC College of Nursing staff monitor critical requirements compliance and students must be compliant in order to attend clinical.
UC College of Nursing only requires you to wear a UC student ID. However, check with your clinical site for the proper clinical attire. Lab coats can be purchased at the College of Medicine Bookstore.
Find instructions under "Student ID" on the Registration, Textbooks, IDs and Calendars page.
Students are responsible for obtaining their student ID during their first semester.
Contact your clinical site coordinator.