Allina: Advanced Practice Student Prep

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Failure to comply with expectations will result in delay or cancellation of clinical experience.

Approval Process

  1. Allina Health can only accept students from schools that have an active Clinical Affiliation Agreement with Allina Health.
    1. All APRN Faculty MUST have a current MN Nursing license. The preceptor is not the faculty.
    2. The Agreement requires that the college obtain a background check from the Minnesota or Wisconsin DHS (based on clinical site location) as required by state law. Some colleges decline to do this and as a result we must decline their students.
  2. Clinical and Project placement must be approved by Allina Health formally.
    1. READ THIS CAREFULLY: Academic Placement Tip Sheet for APRN-PA
    2. Allina Employees: It is required that you secure a preceptor outside your Allina employed unit and not with family members/friends.

Coordination and Onboarding Processes

  1. The school is required to send a preliminary roster a minimum of six weeks prior to the start of the clinical experience. The preceptor’s name and contact information must be listed on the preliminary roster.
  2. School/Faculty are the primary contact for questions related to onboarding. Follow directions below:
    1. Registration Directions for Students (APRN-PA)
    2. APRN/PA (MS- DNP) Project Guidelines – Contact site.
    3. If attending clinicals or projects at the following sites, review site-specific directions:
  3. All Students and Onsite Faculty, including Allina Health employees, must meet the Allina Health student requirements for immunizations: Infection Control Policy-Appendix G (Immunizations)
  4. All Students, including Allina Health employees, must complete a MN or WI DHS background study (based upon clinical location) through the school.
  5. Excellian/Electronic Medical Record Access:
    1. Excellian Access needs will be determined upon registration.
    2. Excellian Documentation Guidelines for Clinical Students (Employee students: be sure to read to the end of the document).
    3. Excellian issues on site: Call 612-262-1900.
  6. Review the frequently asked questions and additional resources as needed.
    1. Infection Control: Hand Hygiene
    2. Badges and Uniforms
    3. Cell Phone and Social Media Use
    4. If additional questions/issues arise, contact

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