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Looking for Mentor/ Practicum Site in San Diego, CA for MSN Nursing Informatics (Expected start: September 2021)

  • 1.  Looking for Mentor/ Practicum Site in San Diego, CA for MSN Nursing Informatics (Expected start: September 2021)

    Posted 02-27-2021 14:15

    Hello all,

    My name is Lisette and I am a new member. I am licensed in California and currently practice at the VA in San Diego. Currently, I am enrolled in the Chamberlain University MSN program in Nursing Informatics and will be starting my track specific classes this week. I am in the search for a mentor and practicum site, which has proved to be a very difficult task.

    The requirements for my practicum are: "216 total practicum hours, over three courses – NR-640B: Informatics Nurse Specialist Practicum and the two practicum courses (NR-642; NR-643)."

    "An agreement between Chamberlain and the site is required and this process can take several weeks or longer to secure.  

    Mentors must have the following qualifications:

    1. Registered Nurse for five years.
    2. Master's degree in nursing; must have held for a minimum of two years.
    3. One year experience in their specialty area of nursing practice. (Nursing Informatics)
    4. Mentor must have direct supervision of personnel in the informatics areas within the organization (i.e., manager, director, executive director, VP, CNIO, Assistant CNIO, CNIQO, innovation VP). In addition, the mentor should have organizational responsibility for assigning large scale organization wide projects."

    Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!



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    Lisette Alicea Rivera, BSN, RN-BC SCRN
    VA San Diego Health
    La Jolla, CA
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  • 2.  RE: Looking for Mentor/ Practicum Site in San Diego, CA for MSN Nursing Informatics (Expected start: September 2021)

    Posted 03-03-2021 21:04
    Lisette,
    Contact me on my work email John.Lussier@Sharp.Com and we can see if we have anyone who can assist.

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    John Lussier FHIMSS MSN RN-BC
    Director Clinical Informatics
    Sharp HealthCare
    Rancho Mirage CA
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  • 3.  RE: Looking for Mentor/ Practicum Site in San Diego, CA for MSN Nursing Informatics (Expected start: September 2021)

    Posted 03-03-2021 21:06
    Lisette -

    Hey there!  Thanks for posting and reaching out.   Biggest suggestion is to join us for our next chapter meetings.   This will reach out to those who are in attendance so that you can mention this discussion post.

    Others can reply to this post, so hopefully someone can connect with you!

    Matthew
    President-Elect SD ANIA

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    Matthew Binder BSN RN CCRN CHTS-CP
    Critical Care Nurse
    Scripps Health
    San Diego CA
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