Clinical Rotations



Clinical Rotations
Clinical Rotations
Mrs. Shannon Croft, RN, BSN
Instructor: Mrs. Shannon Croft, RN, BSN
Phone: (817)547-3874
Email: [email protected]
I am a third generation Birdville ISD teacher and graduate. As a Registered Nurse, I have
worked in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and Nursery.
Birdville High School Graduate
University of Texas at Arlington- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Louisiana College- Master of Arts in Teaching (May 2014)
Texas Educator K-12 Certificate
Heath Science Technology Educator Certificate
State of Texas Registered Nurse
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Intermediate
Clinical Rotations I
• Health Science Clinical Rotations is designed for
students who are interested in pursuing a career in
the medical field.
• This course offers the opportunity for students to
observe various hospital units such as: labor &
delivery, operating room, emergency room and other
patient care areas at North Hills Hospital.
• The student will learn basic healthcare skills and
examine a variety of healthcare careers.
Patient Care Technician
• The Certified Patient Care Technician assists doctors, nurses
and other healthcare professionals in providing direct patient
care in a variety of healthcare environments. As a CPCT, you
may perform some or all of the following tasks:
Provide basic patient care including bathing, feeding, toileting and ambulating patients
Acquire and distribute patient care supplies
Change bed linens and process dirty linens properly
Perform safety checks to keep patient rooms clean and clutter – free
Maintain clear paths in hallways clear and return equipment that is no longer in use
Obtain EKG readings
Perform phlebotomy procedures
• Benefits to obtaining a Patient Care Technician Certification
may include: more job opportunities, an increased pay scale,
job security, and increased subject matter expertise
HOSA, Future Healthcare Professionals
• HOSA is a student-led professional association for
healthcare. It is endorsed by the US Department of
Education and is an integral component of Health
Science classes. HOSA develops future leaders for
the health care delivery system.
• Spring 2014- HOSA Regional- Irving, Texas
• HOSA State- San Antonio, Texas- April 2014
• HOSA National Conference-Coronado Springs- Walt
Disney World, Orlando, Florida -June 2014
• 1 Composition Notebook
• 1 Folder or binder to organize
• 1 pack of 100 count index cards
• 1 box of Kleenex or 1 roll of paper
• 30% Major test or project grade.
• 30% Daily grades which include
quizzes, class participation and
• 40% Clinical Rotation Grade is made
up of skills checklist, journals and unit
Late/Missed Assignments
• Please make arrangements with me if an
assignment is not submitted on time. Your
grade will be logged as a 0 until the
assignment is submitted. Point deductions for
late assignments are as follows:
– 1 day late: 10 points off
– 2 days late: 20 points off
– After 2nd day: highest possible grade 70%
Clinical Expectations
• Students must be dressed in BCTAL scrubs
and closed-toed, non-skid shoes.
• Undershirts or jackets must be white or
• Artificial nails or chipped nail polish are not
• Students are expected to remain in their
assigned unit for the entire time.
• No cell phone use allowed in the clinical
Program Cost- $100
Scrubs with Embroidery $22.50 each (2 sets)
Polo $20
HOSA dues $30
CPR certification $5
Parent Night
• September 4th at 6pm in the BCTAL Omni
• Parent Night is held to provide parents with
information about the program.
• Mandatory release forms will be signed.
• These forms are posted on my website;
please review these forms prior to Parent
• Payment is due at this time.
Important Dates
• Syllabus due back Friday August 30th
• Parent Night Wednesday, September 4th
6pm in BCTAL Omni Room Consents
• TB and Drug Screens Monday and
Tuesday, September 9th and 10th
• NHH Orientation Friday, September 20th
• Scrubs Orders- Thursday, August 29
BCTAL Expectations
• No Bells!
• Must wear BCTAL IDs at all times
– $10
• Student parking at the South end
– $10 parking pass
• Follow school dress codes- NO HATS
• Do not move the furniture in hallways
• The furniture at the entrance is for
guest only
• Write 3-4 sentences about:
• Introduce yourself (school, grade level
and activities)
• Why you are taking Clinical Rotations?
• Which area(s) of the medical field are
you interested in pursuing?

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