Nursing Field Education Coordinator

Minneapolis, MN
commensurate with experience
Apr 16, 2012
May 16, 2012
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Nursing Field Education Coordinator

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The School of Nursing within the College of Health Science is seeking a full-time staff member. The Nurse Field Education Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the practicum/field experience processes for the School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences. This is a full-time position that will report to the Supervisor, Nurse Field Education Coordinator and work closely with academic leadership, faculty, as well as other administrators in the college, and the Central Office of Field Experience.

This position will be based out of our Minneapolis, MN office.


  • Assist School of Nursing students in completing and gaining faculty approval for practicum application materials and locating field placement sites as needed.
  • Approve preceptor applications in collaboration with Associate Dean, Program Directors, Coordinators, and faculty.
  • Liaise with the Central Office of Field Experience to facilitate timely completion of affiliation agreements and to coordinate with FEC across the university.
  • Interface with academic partners to ensure clear understanding of program elements such as admissions requirements, course curriculum, program outcomes, and professional accreditations.
  • Help to hire, train and mentor new team members.
  • Arranges clinical placements in a variety of settings across a variety of nursing programs (BSN, MSN, DNP).
  • Operates from a solid understanding of nursing education and practice, combined with knowledge of the organizational environments where nurses practice.
  • Responsible for the identification and assessment of concerns related to clinical experiences; facilitates appropriate intervention with faculty and program coordinators.
  • Track and maintain student field education files, field education applications, field placement site information, and preceptor database.
  • Develop and/or maintain mechanisms to communicate practicum experience policies and procedures to students, academic advising, program directors, and faculty/specialization coordinators.
  • Manage and administer student survey tool to monitor student practicum progress and satisfaction.
  • Update field education forms and website materials as necessary. Where practicum forms/documents are lacking, the coordinator will assume initiative with developing them.
  • Maintain a field education manual outlining the mission, purpose, and objectives of the field experience as well as description of all field training policies and procedures.
  • Ability to travel as business needs require.


  • Assist with updating the field education forms and website materials as necessary.
  • Operates from a solid understanding of nursing education and practice, combined with knowledge of the organizational environments where nurses practice.


  • Master of Science in Nursing degree required.
  • At least three years of experience in nursing that includes: an understanding of the educational experiences of undergraduate and graduate student needs, an understanding of the clinical practice of nursing, students, and a knowledge of the diverse organizational environments in which nurses practice.

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