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Akron General Nursing - Information for Instructors and Coordinators

Whether you are a nursing instructor or coordinator, you will find all the information you need to facilitate processes involved with student clinical experiences at the Akron General Health System. If you have any questions please contact Teresa Westerheide-Haller, professional development specialist and student education coordinator, at 330-344-6178 or via email at teresa.westerheide-haller@akrongeneral.org.

Affiliation Agreement

An affiliation agreement is required for placement of students at the Akron General Health System. Contact Kim Kerr at kimberly.kerr@akrongeneral.org to check on the status of an agreement between Akron General Health System and your school.

Affiliation agreements are not meant to be completed by individual instructors or students. A sample Akron General Health System agreement, which provides minimum expectations, is made available for the nursing coordinator or school official.

Instructor Affirmation/ Attestation

A compiled affirmation/attestation log must be verified annually each school year by the nursing coordinator or a school official for all instructors who will be assigned to Akron General Health System for student clinical rotations and submitted via email to teresa.westerheide-haller@akrongeneral.org or mailed to:

    Teresa Westerheide-Haller
    Staff Development – Student Coordinator
    Akron General Medical Center
    400 Wabash Avenue
    Akron, Ohio 44307

Student Affirmation/ Attestation

It is expected that your School shall ensure that all participants assigned to Akron General Health System are in compliance with Health Requirements prior to commencement of assignment. Participant’s health records will stay with the School and be available to the training Site upon request. To that end, we do not need health or influenza vaccination records, but need to know they are being verified by the school annually.

Please submit a list of students with a documented declination for receiving influenza vaccination via email to teresa.westerheide-haller@akrongeneral.org by the following dates:

  • Oct. 1 for Fall Semester placements
  • Jan. 1 for Spring Semester placements

A sample Akron General Health System student influenza declination log is made available for the nursing coordinator or school official to use or you may communicate via methods convenient for your program.

Clinical Requests/Placement of Students

Clinical requests are to be submitted via email to teresa.westerheide-haller@akrongeneral.org by the following dates:

  • May 15 for Fall Semester placements
  • Oct. 15 for Spring Semester placements
  • April 15 for Summer Semester placements

Clinical requests cannot be guaranteed if the requests are not submitted by the time frame indicated. The request must indicate: unit requested, number of students, level of students, start date, stop date time and any exception dates.

Preceptorship Program Placements

Preceptor requests are to be submitted via email to teresa.westerheide-haller@akrongeneral.org. The form must be completed by the following dates:

  • May 15 for Fall Semester placements
  • Oct. 15 for Spring Semester placements
  • April 15 for Summer Semester placements

Preceptorship placements will be contingent upon availability of volunteer preceptors and units. The Ohio State Board Preceptor Qualification Form will be utilized for recruitment and distribution to the staff by the Student Education Coordinator unless otherwise specified.

Orientation of Faculty to Akron General

  • New faculty must have an introductory session with Teresa Westerheide-Haller, professional development specialist and student education coordinator. To schedule an appointment contact Teresa at 330-344-6178 or via email at teresa.westerheide-haller@akrongeneral.org.
  • In addition, a walk-through orientation and unit specific orientation is required. Teresa will provide contact information for the unit director. New faculty may also tour Akron General with an experienced faculty colleague.
  • Continuing faculty will receive appropriate updates from Staff Development.

Required Paperwork

Faculty Badges

Nursing Faculty are required to wear an Akron General ID badge when working with students or performing duties related to students.

  • The ID badge is obtained from the Badging Office located in the reception office of the Human Resource Building on Akron General's main campus. The contact phone number is 330-344-2199.
  • The Badging Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. This ID badge allows for faculty access to McKesson Horizon Clinicals documentation for reading purposes. Students’ activities should be performed by the student and not by faculty.

Hospital policy and practice also allows the nursing student access to the Medication Administration Dispensing Unit to administer medications. This access is not provided to the faculty who should not directly administer medications.

Student Badges

Students are required to wear an Akron General ID badge when working with patients or picking up assignments.

  • Teresa will provide ID badges to you for your students prior to the rotation beginning.
  • Please be sure to make arrangements by contacting Teresa at 330-344-6178 or via email at teresa.westerheide-haller@akrongeneral.org to pick up your badges in a timely manner.

This ID badge allows students to document in McKesson Horizon Clinicals. Students’ activities should be performed by the student and not by faculty.

The student badges allow the nursing student access to the Medication Administration Dispensing Unit to administer medications. This access is not provided to the faculty who should not directly administer medications.

Scheduling Rooms

Student Education

  • General Student Orientation can be accessed here.
  • Student orientation for documentation can be accessed here.
  • It is expected that faculty will review education modules that students are required to complete.
  • In addition, faculty are to give a unit specific orientation to their students highlighting information regarding student roles.

Evaluations

All instructors/coordinators and students should complete an evaluation of the clinical experience at the end of the semester or clinical.

The staff here at Akron General Health System will also be completing an evaluation of the student learning environment. The information and responses will be collated from all of the evaluations and will be shared with the directors, staff on the units and schools.




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