AURORA VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN
FIELD SERVICE POLICIES
Policy No: FS121
STUDENT NURSE POLICY
The Aurora Visiting Nurse Association in recognition of the importance of the education of future
practitioners of health care will enter into contract with area schools to provide quality learning
To define the scope of practice of a student nurse caring for patients within the Aurora Visiting
Nurse Association (AVNA)
Student Nurse is defined as a student currently enrolled in a Nursing program that provides direct
patient care during a semester clinical rotation.
Clinical hours refers to a preceptorship consisting of one student under the direction of a
Register Nurse caring for a group of patients
Nursing Students must be senior level to be eligible for participation in the preceptorship
program at AVNA unless in the BSN completion program
Prior to any student nurse practice at Aurora Visiting Nurse Association, a current contract
between the college and AVNA must be in place.
The RN caring for the patient or group of patients has ultimate responsibility for patient care, but
is not responsible for the actions of the student.
Review Aurora Health Care Student Clinical Placement website
(www.aurora.org/studentnursing) and complete necessary forms each semester prior to clinical
Students are to demonstrate safe medication practices
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All intravenous medications are to be prepared and administered under the direct supervision of
the RN caring for the patient
IV medication preparation includes reconstitution, aspirating medication from vials, confirming
premixed pharmacy doses and all infusions
Direct supervision is defined as being in immediate proximity
Students caring for patients receiving blood products are allowed to monitor vital signs during
the transfusion and sign the blood transfusion record as the second person to verify the blood
Students may monitor patients receiving chemotherapy but may not administer chemotherapy.
The RN caring for the patient will administer the chemotherapy.
Students may not document in the patient medical record
Students may perform clinical procedures under the direct supervision of the RN caring for the
Clinical instructor will send syllabus to and be in phone contact with AVNA supervising RN
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