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College of Nursing

Clinical Placements

Charting

Through your classes, you will become familiar with the principles of documentation. During your clinical experience, you must follow charting policies of the specific agency, including the use of agency specific abbreviations. Most agencies have manuals dealing with charting specific to that particular agency. You should familiarize yourself with the manuals in the area of your clinical experience. When charting, use the letters NS (Nursing Student) after your name when it is necessary to identify your designation.