Information for Students & Faculty
Summer 2015 Student Evaluation of Clinical Experience
Please take our online survey.
All clinical students are now required to have a photo ID badge from Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare while they are in a rotation at one of our facilities. Consult the Badge Process (PDF) document on how to obtain a student badge.
Student/Faculty oneChart Information
Student Single Sign On – Reset your password with SSO. Anytime you forget your password you can use this feature to reset it.
Establishing a New Custom PAL – Student User-Guide for Cerner One Chart Patient Custom List
Student Background Checks and Drug Screenings
A background check is required for all clinical students within 12 months of entry of start of clinical rotation at a MLH facility. A ten-panel urine drug screen is also required no greater than 30 days prior to the date of commencement of service at facility. Each student participating in a clinical experience at Methodist’s Olive Branch and other Mississippi facilities will be required to comply with Methodist policy and procedure which may include fingerprint background screening and additional fees.
Our vendor of choice for these items is Verified Credential. Visit the Verified Credential website to purchase required background check and to pay for ten-panel urine drug screen.
Nursing Student Clinical Experience Guidelines - Nursing Student Policy (PDF)
Patient Identification and Armband Use Policy
Patients are identified using two patient identifiers prior to any of the following interactions. The patient or, as appropriate, a family member is asked to state the patient's name whenever possible and the patient name AND patient financial / billing number are used as the two patient identifiers.
- Specimen Collection
- Medication Administration
- Blood/blood product administration
- Placement of a patient "condition" armband
Patients receiving the above interactions, not issued an armband or FIN is not readily available, shall be identified by name and date of birth. In the event there is a question about patient identification, non-emergent interactions as listed above will be delayed until the question is resolved. Policy attached here.
oneChart Cerner Electronic Medical Record
All faculty must have attended Cerner training PRIOR to bringing students to clinical. Training sessions are typically offered at the beginning of each semester. Faculty are NOT allowed to supervise students in the clinical setting without first attending this training.
BarCode Medication Administration (BCMA)
All faculty** must have attended BCMA training class at Wilson Hall PRIOR to bringing students to clinical. Training sessions are typically offered at the beginning of each semester. Faculty are NOT allowed to supervise students in the clinical setting without first attending this training.
**Faculty at Le Bonheur will not be required to attend BCMA training until Le Bonheur has implemented BCMA (TBA).
Faculty & Student Access
Students and faculty should use the Cerner Access Request Form to request a CERNER login ID and password. This form is the most up-to-date Cerner request form. Older versions of the form are no longer accepted. In order to receive the Login IDs, the form must be emailed to Rochelle.Beaver@mlh.org and the email should include:
- The instructor’s name
- The date the instructor must have the logins/IDs back (take into consideration time to have badges made)
- Form must be completely filled out with student graduation date in the form of mm/dd/yy (Correct: 05/16/15. Incorrect: May 2015) per MLH IS department
- The entire form must be one page only. If it prints out in two pages, then adjust back to one page document BEFORE sending.
The earlier you send these, the more likely we can have them processed and back to you by your requested date.
- Date of Expiration - Ideally this form be filled out only once for each student and faculty member. Please make sure the student fills out the area which requests graduation date. If the correct graduation date is written, the login will be active until that time. Day, month and year are required for date of graduation; if exact date not known, list the last day of the month. Faculty members can list a "fake date of graduation" which can be up to two years out to ensure that they will have continued access.
- Complete the entire form - All areas must be complete in order to process form (excluding the bottom marked "For Methodist Le Bonheur Clinical Programs only"). If all areas are not filled in, this will delay processing of the student's login ID. Faculty members are encouraged to thoroughly check all forms before submitting to avoid delays.
- Login not working or inactivated - If a student or faculty ID is not working, please log a Help Desk Ticket on MOLLI listing a phone number (preferably cell) where Information Systems can get back in touch with the faculty member or student within the next 30 minutes. The ticket number that comes with the CERNER ID should be retained and used when submitting a help desk ticket. The ticket number will cause the ticket to "jump ahead" of those that do not have a previous ticket number. If you know a student's login is expired or will expire soon, notify Rochelle Beaver to request a reactivation or extension of the login.
- Single Sign on to oneChart - Student Single Sign-On to oneChart - The OneSign Self-Service Portal is a web tool that allows you to enroll or update your self-service profile and reset your primary password. Students must perform steps 1-4 of the Single Sign On process before logging in to CERNER.
The Daily Patient Charting Guide (PDF) is meant to be a guide to the faculty member to assist students with charting requirements.
RN Faculty Review of Student Documentation
Faculty should observe all medication administration by the student nurses. A computer should be taken to the bedside when medications are administered. At the end of your shift, review the MAR to ensure that all medications have been administered and documented. Faculty should document review of Iview documentation using the RN Review section located in the VS Band. Indicate each section reviewed in the RN bands/ forms reviewed section. Review of multiple Iview bands can be documented with one entry.
Annual Student Orientation on the TN Clinical Placement System (TCPS) Web site
All clinical students are required to complete an online orientation on the TCPS website on an annual basis. Many of our academic partners are also partners with TCPS and are already requiring their students to do this. For those who are not partners, your students can access the online orientation. Once the students complete the orientation module they should complete the online quiz. All students should submit their passing quiz results to their nursing instructor. The school should develop their own tracking mechanism for the test results.
Guidelines for Students and Faculty performing Point of Care (Blood Glucose) testing
Students are allowed to perform blood glucose testing point of care (POC) on patients as long as the POC testing protocol is followed.
Accu-Chek POC Testing Protocol
Accu-Chek Tips: Pediatric Accu-Chek Study Guide
Adult Accu-Chek Inform II Study Guide
Training Material: Accu Chek ADULT Test and Accu Check ADULT Key
Accu Chek PEDS Test and Accu Chek PEDS Key
Annual Faculty Requirements
The Faculty Information Form should be submitted at the beginning of each academic year by the school to Rochelle Beaver.
Emergency response codes for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare – for faculty and student review.
Information for students coming to a Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Facility
Required documentation for student observation or participation--student should fill out the following two forms which must be kept on file with the school or college. This documentation must be maintained and readily available if such documentation is required by state or other credentialing agencies.
- Confidentiality agreement
- Observation & Educational Participation Application
- The student or the school will need to provide the following information before the student is allowed to observe in the clinical setting.
- Proof of immunity to measles
- Proof of a negative TB skin test
- Proof of immunity to chicken pox - unless history of the disease
- Proof of vaccination against disease
- Proof of flu vaccination
- Online Orientation - The student will need to complete the online orientation at the TN Clinical Placement System website.
- Student should read and adhere to the Methodist Healthcare Social Media Policy (PDF)
Parking for Students and Faculty Members
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Each student is responsible for filling out the Student Parking Form. All Le Bonheur nursing students and faculty are to park in the employee lot located at 850 Poplar. Each nursing student is responsible for coming to security and obtaining a parking permit prior to attending classes. Faculty can facilitate this process by bringing all forms at one time. You may contact Le Bonheur Security at 901.287.4456 for questions.
All nursing students and faculty should park on the top level of the Pavilion parking deck.
Students and faculty may park in the lower east parking lot on the north end of the east lot which is closer to the main entrance (circular driveway).
Students may park in the white colored parking spaces in the MH North parking lots. All yellow spaces are for patients/visitors. Map for North Parking Lot.
Methodist Olive Branch
Students and faculty may park in the associate parking lot behind the helipad. Use the associate entrance at the rear of the hospital.
Students and faculty should park in the Associate Parking Garage on Bellevue.