Student Nursing Clinical Placement
2. PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (PHSW) requires all faculty
and students to wear an identification badge from our organization. Obtain a
clinical instructor badge from our ID Badges & Media Center Office (next to
Auditorium B in the Health Education Center) within one week prior to beginning
your clinical rotation. This badge will give door access in ‘caregiver’ only
parts of the Medical Center campus including some hallways, elevators, unit
kitchens and staff lounges. You must request special access for the Family
Birth Center, NICU and all scrub machines.
The process will be as follows:
§ The School of Nursing will send the completed
spreadsheet, a copy of the completed passport and all required forms via email
to StudentPlacement@peacehealth.org no later than 2 weeks prior to the
beginning of the term.
§ The student placement coordinator will send
the names to the ID Badges & Media Center Office. They must receive the
list to authorize badge distribution.
§ Faculty and students will go to the badging
office located in the Health
Education Center next
to Auditorium B for photo and badge activation no sooner than one week prior to
the beginning of the clinical rotation. Please bring picture identification
with you. The hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday with the office
closed from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
§ The name badge will have your photo, first
name, the term ‘clinical instructor’ and the nursing school name. Do not place
any pins in the name tag as this will destroy the scanning capability.
§ We will provide the first badge at no cost to
§ Both student and faculty badges must be
returned at the completion of the clinical rotation to the Education Department
via the clinical instructor, school of nursing representative or student. The
clinical instructor may keep their personal badge for the school year and
return it at the completion of the spring semester or quarter. Let us know if
you will be returning in the fall. We can then reissue and reactivate the same badge(s).
You will pick them back up from us.
§ If a badge is lost or misplaced, please
contact the Education Department at (360)514-2190 immediately.
§ There will be a $10.00 fee for a replacement
3. Complete the online general orientation program available
through StudentMax Connections once a year.
4. Complete the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center facility specific forms,
collect all the forms, batch per form type, and send to StudentPlacement@peacehealth.org.
§ Copy of Faculty Passport
(Washington Access to Criminal History) form if the school’s background check does not include the State of
o Name and Date of Birth option
PeaceHealth Confidentiality Agreement Please return both pages.
nursing students will not have
access to Pyxis and are encouraged to work with staff nurses or clinical
instructors for Pyxis education. Licensed nursing students and clinical nursing
instructors will be given limited Pyxis access based on the unit(s) they/their
students are assigned. The login will be limited to each quarter/term.
§ The initial login will be assigned by the
§ Faculty need to choose a password that is no more
than 7 characters or the Pyxis Medstation will lock you out.
Initial Pyxis and
Computer Logins will be emailed to the school of nursing representative.
computer training pending
ALL FORMS ARE DUE A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE
ROTATION. If deadlines
are not met, there is a possibility it may delay the start date of clinical
7. If planning on
checking blood sugars, complete the Nova Glucose Meter Computer Based Training (if not already previously completed). You
need to complete this training one time
only. The same directions apply to your students.
Fill in the following information in the module:
§ First Name:
Your first name
§ Last Name:
Your last name
Name of School
§ Employee ID:
§ Hospital Name:
Complete the training and print out your Certificate of
Completion. Please bring a copy of the certificate to the Education Office to
pick up your barcode. Clinical instructors (cohorts) should pick up the
barcodes for all your students. Other students may obtain their barcode by
coming to the Clinical Education Department during office hours; 8:00 am to
4:30 pm Monday-Friday.
All Students/Instructors will be assigned their own barcode to
use for the glucose meters.
§ Student barcode will be valid until they
§ Clinical Instructor barcode will not expire
§ Clinical Instructors must have students
perform a high and low QC with the meter
8. All faculty and
students must show documentation of Influenza Vaccination during flu season. You
will be required to wear a mask in all patient care areas during flu season if
you have not received the vaccine. Our Employee Health Department will provide
you this vaccine at no cost to you. If you decline the vaccine, you will need
to complete a declination form for our documentation.
9. Carry your clinical
faculty passport at all times at all clinical sites.
10. Click on this link for your Peacehealth Southwest Department Contact Information for nursing students in
precepting/ capstone/senior experiences.
11. We have added a Student Nurse Safety Orientation Checklist for the student to complete. There are
several items for the first day on the unit. Follow the directions on the
checklist for what to do with the completed form.
12. Parking Policy Most faculty/students are required to park in the North Parking
Lot of the PHSW campus (unless you arrive between 5:00 pm and 3:00 am.) Please
read the policy. There is very limited parking available for patients and
visitors. Our Security Department does patrol the parking lot and will report
you if you park in the wrong location. Here is a map of the campus.
13. Faculty should complete
a Clinical Site Evaluation for PMSW at the end of their clinical rotation. This
will be available on the StudentMax Connections website.
If you have any questions, contact the clinical placement
coordinator, Cheryl Snodgrass at email@example.com or (360)514-2023.
We welcome you to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and are
confident you are going to have an amazing time teaching and learning alongside