FNP student clinical evaluations

FNP clinical evaluation

Objective feedback identifies a student’s strengths and challenges and assists in the growth of skills and knowledge. Students appreciate honesty as they all truly want to do their best and what is in the best interest of the patients. From the first clinical course through the last, twice each semester preceptors will use the NONPF-based FNP evaluation form to evaluate a student's progression toward competent practice by graduation. Faculty will visit students and preceptors at the clinical site once during the semester to evaluate the student during the clinical visit. Faculty will use the same competencies for this evaluation. If a student is not meeting expected competencies, additional visits will be arranged.

It is the student’s responsibility to provide the evaluation form to the preceptor. Please see sample image below.  Once the evaluation form is completed, reviewed, and signed, it is also the student’s responsibility to submit the form to the school by the due date.

About the SCAR

Preceptors are required to evaluate students twice each semester according to the following guidelines:

  • Course-specific competencies are listed in the FNP Student Competency Achievement Report (SCAR). Preceptors are required to evaluate students at mid-term and at the end of the semester.
  • Ratings are based on NONPF guidelines and shown in the table's rating legend.
  • Unshaded areas signify performance expectations at mid-term and semester final points of evaluation. Some students will perform higher while others may function at a lower level.
  • When a student is performing outside of the expected level, preceptors should check the appropriate box in the shaded area and provide feedback (positive or constructive) in the comment box (see sample below) on the back of the form.
  • When a specific criterion is unobserved in a clinical experience, preceptors should check "N/O" box.
  • Preceptors should re-evaluate any competency areas from prior semesters to ensure there is continued progression to competent practice.