Learning Objective 1: To provide the participant with a model of collaboration as an alternatives to increase enrollment through community partnership.
Learning Objective 2: To provide the participant with alternatives to faculty serving as clinical nursing instructors for students, based on declining faculty.
CaroMont Health provides students with an exclusive 2 years of clinical experience. Over the course of these two clinical years, CUSP students are assigned to clinically proficient RNs in each unit. A total of 35 BSN Students have successfully completed these clinical rotations. NCLEX pass rates for these students have been 97.14%. The employment rate for new graduate CUSP students at CaroMont Health is 45.94%.
Collaborative relationships such as CUSP suggest that involving a clinical facilitator can strengthen university clinical programs. This local partnership also brings a higher level of recognition and appreciation for expert clinical teaching. The CUSP program helps students feel connected with the health care team, and feel important and appreciated during their clinical education. Consequently these students learn faster, have higher levels of skills and self esteem, and are expected to bee more successful and stay actively engaged in the nursing profession for a longer period of time.