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Outside the Classroom: Experiential Learning --> Student Supervision

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Supervision and coordination are very important.

Stablishing learning goals for the student.

Make sure that these goals are in accordance with the onsite coordinator.

Setting Goals and Outcomes Aid in Development.

Supervision and support go hand in hand. 

On-campus and on-site supervisors need to communicate to effectively guide the internship process for students. This communication includes visiting the students on site, work closely with the on-site supervisor and the student in case there are problems with a student. The on-site supervisor needs to be very organized. Clearly explain the intern the responsibilities, set up specific time to meet with intern, encourage and provide help. In case the intern does not take the internship seriously, the n-site supervisor should alert problems as soon as possible.  These observations should be described I the evaluation document that will help the students know their strengths and weaknesses.

An inturnship with feedback from both sides can help with critiquing the curriculum to better fit the career path in question.


Students need to be aware of the outcomes expected and how they are meeting those outcomes.

Set the proper expectations and goals are critical to the overall outcome.

The outcome of an internships is determined by organization, preparation, and planning.


Organizing the experience is key.  Supervisors are critical to the student as well as the clients experience


Student, employer and faculty shouw establish the student learning outcomes prior to the student starting their intership. 

Student supervision is important to their success and learning outcomes. Allowing for different styles of the work make differ depending on the person providing instruction. If we are able to offer students multiple varieties this would allow for the one that suits best for the student. 


Using a supportive site is crucial to student learning and growth. 

Supervisors should be supportive and provide guidance when needed

student supervision includes educator role, supportive role and manger role.

Hello Everyone!


Internship sites serve many roles.  Internship sites not only serve as managers, supervising these internships and ensuring they are learning and doing well at their site, but they also serve as mentors, supporting these internships, guiding them along the way.  Thank you!


An internship is a system that requires the company supervisor, the internship coordinator, and the student to work together to create the best learning experience for the student. This helps to keep minimize problems and improves the learning of skills and knowledge for the student.


Very important 


I have learned that the internship may be complicated by the fact that the intern must be supervised by both the academic organization as well as the organization employing him or her.  These two entities must work together to ensure things are going as expected. They must make sure the intern is completing all task as well as objectives. The supervisor will have to play many roles, such as the teacher, support person and the manager as each of these may overlap on any given day. Nevertheless, they are all in the effort of ensuring the intern gets everything they can from the internship. This information will be used to ensure future interns are provided with the tools needed to complete their rotation and complete the internship. 

Student supervision is a very important role and must not be taken lightly. Students need supervision from academic and employment perspectives and they are looking for educational opportunities , support for their roles and management of the experience . As Nursing instructors we need to make the connect between the nursing school and the place of work. We need to assess the students skills, introduce the students to the nurses and plan an exp[erience inwhich they can be excited to learn and grow in their new careers.   

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