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MASTER ROTATION PLAN INTRODUCTION Overall plan of rotation of all students in a particular educational institution, showing the placement

of the students belonging to total programme (4 years in B.Sc., N and 3 years in GNM) includes both theory and practice denoting the study block, partial block, placement of student in clinical blocks, team nursing, examinations, vacation, cocurricular activities etc.

DEFINITION Master rotation plan is an overall plan which shows rotation of all the students in a particular educational institution. - (Nurses of India-Journal)

Master rotation plan shows the placement of the students belonging to various groups/classes in a clinical nursing as well as community. - (Nurses of India-Journal)

Master rotation plan denotes duration of the placement that includes theoretical block, partial block (Half clinical, half theory block) and clinical block. - (Nurses of India-Journal)

PURPOSES OF MASTER ROTATION PLAN r Availability of an advance plan before implementation of curricular activity during an academic year, for the entire programme. r All concerned are aware of the placement of students in clinical fields. r Co-ordination becomes more effective when theory, practice correlates and integrity exits. r Helps the students and teachers to prepare themselves for working in the areas. . r Effective co-ordination can be made for smooth running of organizational activities between the faculty and service staff. r Evaluation of the programme is more effective. r It helps to make tentative advance plans for leave or vacation.

PRINCIPLES OF MASTER ROTATION PLAN  Plan in accordance with the curriculum plan for entire course/programme.  Plan in advance for each students in the class for all years.  Plan the activities by following maxims of teaching.  Post the students based on their background preparation and the extent of guidance available.  Select areas that can provide expected learning experience.

 Plan to build on pervious experiences.  Acquaint the clinical staff/clinical supervisor with clinical objectives and rotation plan.  Provide each clinical experience of same duration to all the students.  Rotate each student through each learning experience or block.  Plan for all students to enter and leave at same time schedule.

FEATURES OF MASTER ROTATION PLAN 1. It shows the relationship between classroom teaching and experience. 2. Each area of clinical experience is indicated by a code to which a guide is attached. 3. The period of clinical experience vary in length each year but total duration of such experience is the same for all students. 4. Students of one class are divided into group and rotated through same clinical areas. 5. It is prepared in advance for the whole year. 6. It gives complete and clear picture about the students. 7. It must include period of vacation teaching block, preparation time, examination and vacation. 8. The teacher should be aware of the student's placement.

9. Overlapping particular area or shortage in particular area can be noted. 10. The teacher should follow Indian nursing council and university syllabus. 11. The teacher should consider all three domains. DOMAINS USED IN PLANNING A. Cognitive domain: It includes knowledge, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. comprehension,

B. Affective domain: It includes receiving, responding valuing organization and characterization. C. Psychomotor domain: It includes imitation, manipulation precision, articulation and naturalism. FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED i. ii. iii. iv. Objective of the courses Number of students in the class. Number of department or areas. Size of the department e.g.: Surgical ward, MSW, FSW & post operative ward. Duration of experiences. Number of persons available for supervision. Indian nursing council university requirements.

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RESPONSIBILITY OF TEACHING STAFF a) Correlate theory and practice. b) Participate in teaching, supervision and evaluation. c) Prepare the students in theory block before they enter the clinical block. d) Maintain adequate and regular attendance at both the class room and clinical areas. e) Report to the principal or concerned person for the any change or modification. f) Plan for regular meeting to evaluate the effectiveness of a plan

CLINICAL ROTATION PLAN INTRODUCTION Clinical rotation plan refers to regular successive and current postings of various groups of nursing students belonging to different classes in specific nursing fields. I.e. OPDS, specially, wards, OT, delivery room, clinical, community health fields-Clinics outreach centre, sub centre, health centre, schools. DEFINITION Clinical rotation plan is a statement which explains the order of the Clinical postings of various groups of nursing students belonging to different classes in relevant clinical areas and community health settings as per the requirements laid down by the statutory bodies. FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED IN PLANNING ROTATION The objectives of the course have to be clearly stated. Number of students in each class. Number and size of the departments, agencies, areas, technical units or wards where students will be, should give opportunity for giving clinical experience. Presence of students of others programme on the same field. The agency and authority s concern should be considered. The duration of clinical experience in each area. Number of person available for clinical supervision.

Indian nursing council requirements i.e. the individual schools have the freedom to organize the clinical experience the way they choose but all must meet the minimum prescribed by the council. Number of staff nurse employed to provide nursing services in the hospital/field. Sectors that is solely dependent on student services during day and night. Sequence of experience required. Select wards depending on learning experiences to be provided. Adhere to rotation plan. BASIC PRINCIPLES IN PLANNING CLINICAL ROTATION o The clinical rotation plan must be in accordance with the total curriculum plan. o It must be made in advance. o Theoretical instructions should precede closely as possible with clinical experience simultaneously the ward teachings, case presentations, bed side clinics etc can be conducted. o The teacher and student ratio will be 1:4 or as prescribed by INC or according to the types of patients nursed e.g.: in critical care unit 1: 1 o Select the type of learning experience from simple to complex. o Clinical supervisors must be familiar with the rotation plan; a copy of rotation plan should be available in each area.

o The students should be posted where they will get maximum supervision from clinical supervisors and qualified nursing staff o Each student should get all the experience on rotation wise. o Overcrowding in any clinical area should be avoided. o Avoid overlapping of work. o All students should enter and leave the particular clinical area at the same time and should complete the assignments in time. o Continuity in clinical area is needed.

ADVANTAGES 1. Every student should be exposed to all experiences. 2. Supervision will be easy. 3. Overcrowding can be avoided. 4. Reduce confusion among teachers and students. 5. Easy for evaluation 6. Students can fulfill all the objectives.

CONCLUSION It is prepared well in advance for the whole year so that it gives complete and clear picture about student s placement either in theory or field during an academic session. For each year, it can be prepared separately and or total programme one can be prepared so that every faculty will be aware of students' placements, Thus is helps both the students and teachers to prepare themselves for working in their consecutive areas.

BIBLIOGRAPHY 1. Neraja. K.P. "Text book of Nursing Education", Jayvee, Brothers New Delhi, 1st, edition, 2003, Pp 175-181. 2. S. Sankaranarayanan B, Sindhu B. Learning and Teaching Nursing, Barinfil publisher Calicut (2004), 1 st edition, Pp: 77-78.