It is important that students plan their success in completing the 50 hours of community-based direct clinical practice, 50 hours of leadership-based direct clinical practice, and 25 hours of indirect clinical experience.
For the ISP, students will need to work together with their faculty members and preceptors in order create a timeline and plan that details the specific steps needed to complete program requirements. It may involve scheduling clinical practice, selecting appropriate clinical sites and communicating with mentors and preceptors.
Along with the requirements for clinical practice, the ISP will also need to outline the work required in order to meet program competency standards. It may be necessary to create a schedule for the completion of coursework, attend seminars, workshops and engage in independent studies to enhance key program competencies.
Finally, the ISP should also include work associated with completion of the student’s capstone project change proposal. It may be necessary to identify a particular area of interest for the project. You can also develop a hypothesis or research question.
ISP assignments require careful planning, collaboration with faculty members and preceptors and the development of critical competencies in the study field.