While you follow the same duty schedule as your preceptor, you could receive training in such areas as patient assessment, planning of patient care, nutrition maintenance and feeding techniques, range of motion and mobility, medication administration, emergency procedures, intravenous (IV) therapy, and other special techniques.
Partnership in Nursing Education Programs award academic credit for this program. And by the end of the summer, NSTP will have shown you a preview of the real world of nursing, developed your professional skills and given you valuable insights into your abilities.
NSTP provides nursing students an opportunity to practice leadership and clinical skills between their junior and senior year of college. The seven week camp is divided into two phases.
-Field Phase: Seventeen days of field training. Nursing students were evaluated on basic military skills, which consisted of orienteering, water survival, leadership, and basic rifle marksmanship.
-Clinical Phase: Nursing Cadets work in an Army hospital in the West or over seas (Hawaii, Washington, Texas, Arizona, or Korea). Each student is assigned to a preceptor (Army RN) to guide them through the nursing process for five weeks, and the students learn valuable management and leadership skills in which they will apply in the health care environment.