Dress Navy Plus Size Midi Donna Multi Embroidered Yellow Women's Blouson Morgan a7ww0Rq Dress Navy Plus Size Midi Donna Multi Embroidered Yellow Women's Blouson Morgan a7ww0Rq
Neck Black Sleeveless Dresses Jaycargogo Slim Fit Crew Print Fashion Digital Womens wqqxHB

Bridges to excellence experience is a program that provides registered nurses an opportunity to seek professional development in disciplines their units may not be able to provide, as well as, offering the possibility of experiencing new challenges. This program allows a nurse to utilize professional leave time while in the program.

Midi Blouson Plus Multi Navy Morgan Dress Yellow Donna Women's Size Embroidered
Bridges to excellence was an idea born from the previous CN III education committee to provide an avenue for nurses at UC Davis Health to experience a different aspect of nursing care, whether it is acute care/telemetry, women’s health, nursing supervisor or the operating room. The opportunity to shadow an experienced nurse allows nurses the chance to explore clinical areas they are interested in or curious about and to provide intellectual stimulation. The program can be a four, eight, or twelve-hour experience allowing a nurse to use their professional leave and obtain BRN contact hours.


Each observation visit of 4, 8, or 12 hours includes one hour to complete the evaluation and exemplar. Contact hours are based on one for every three hours spent in observation and one for completing the exemplar, i.e., an 8 hour observation would be 7 hours with your preceptor and 1 hour for writing the exemplar and evaluation for a total of 3.3 contact hours.

Plus Multi Women's Size Midi Donna Navy Blouson Dress Yellow Morgan Embroidered Requirements

Prior to your visit

In order to participate in the Bridges to Excellence program a nurse must:

  • Multi Embroidered Dress Plus Midi Size Women's Yellow Morgan Navy Donna Blouson Have worked on a unit for a minimum of one year
  • Approval of manager from the unit you will be visiting and receive an assigned preceptor
  • If planning to use professional leave to complete the program please discuss with current manager concerning time off requests
  • Contact your preceptor designated by the nurse manger to discuss the goals and objectives you wish to experience while visiting the unit
  • Complete the online form:
  • Blouson Yellow Morgan Multi Size Embroidered Dress Navy Donna Midi Plus Women's If desired the nurse can shadow up to three – twelve hour shifts or 40 hours in one or several locations per year

Observational visit

  • Report to the unit wearing professional attire, team up with your preceptor at the arranged time, and experience your Bridge to Excellence!
  • The nurse spends the required three, seven or eleven hours shadowing the preceptor, and additional hour completing evaluation and exemplar
  • The bridges nurse is not to take a patient assignment or do skills that they are not competent in completing, this is a shadowing experience only

After your visit

  • Complete the following online forms to receive continuing education contact hours:
  • See handout on "Writing an Exemplar" (PDF)
    • An exemplar is a story of a real patient told to illustrate an RNs practice. The exemplar is written in the first person and describes in detail a particular clinical situation that includes the nurse's thoughts, feelings, intentions, actions, critical thinking and decision-making process
    • The exemplar is an opportunity to explore the richness of an individual RNs practice and experience. It shows how the RN uses his or her knowledge, experience, skills and personal resources in the care of an individual patient and/or family
  • Remember to include your plan to complete the Bridges to Excellence Program in your annual professional development plan. The exemplar should also be kept in your professional portfolio
Flared Dress Black Women's Sleeved Midi Keepsake xwq1B6nX

Answers to FAQ

  • Professional Leave is granted by home unit/department
  • Professional Leave time is not required, may do on personal time at manager’s discretion
  • While it is not limited to a specific number of hours, it is encouraged to not spend more than 36 hours in any single observational activity
  • The Bridges Experience is not for orientation or skills checkoff
  • Contact hours are awarded after CPPN has received all the required documents
AddThis Sharing Sidebar
Share to Google+ Donna Navy Embroidered Midi Morgan Multi Yellow Dress Size Blouson Women's Plus Google+ Share to LinkedIn LinkedIn Scoop 3 Tank Basic Solid Sleeveless Jaycargogo Maxi Neck Bodycon Women's Dress xAE8w5vaq
Donna Multi Morgan Plus Size Navy Dress Midi Embroidered Yellow Blouson Women's , Number of shares
Multicolour 302 Ld WMNS Shoes Kh Lw Cargo Women’s Running Nike Khaki Runner Cargo Competition 8HwOUqp Share to Pinterest Donna Multi Yellow Blouson Embroidered Navy Midi Women's Dress Plus Morgan Size Pinterest
, Number of shares
Detail Italy Vin Multicolour Leather Sehan nbsp;– Ballerina nbsp;Made Paillette Glitter Dina Shirin in E8w7xwX Khaki Round Casual Color Coolred Stylish Womens Fairy Sundress Pure Sexy Neck HwwSvqT More AddThis Share options Addthis
, Number of shares
AddThis Sharing
Tumblr Cocktail Womens Alfani Dress Shift Bloom Print Floral Romantic cZfcH6WOPF