CLINICAL EXPERIENCE LOG guide

The ACM40418 Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing has a requirement for a minimum of 240 hours of clinical experience to be logged across all the areas of veterinary nursing covered by the ACMVET4xx units before you graduate. We have divided these hours up across all the necessary units.

You are required to record the clinical hours you perform in each of the key clinical areas of veterinary nursing related to this subject until you have recorded the minimum hours stated on the form.  Over these hours, you must also indicate what broad clinical tasks you performed, with at least each key clinical area being covered once per Clinical Experience Log.

You can log more than the required minimum hours if necessary, as long as the minimum hours are met, and each key area has been recorded once.

We cannot award you any units relating to this subject until we receive the completed Clinical Experience Log form. DO NOT sit on these forms for too long, you should aim to record the hours at the same time you are studying the subject and have it complete when you hand in your last assessments.

Please submit this Clinical Experience Log as soon as all the Key Clinical Areas have at least one tick in each column and the minimum hours have been logged – even if you are still studying the subject.

Sample CLINICAL EXPERIENCE LOG

Click on the button below to download an example completed Clinical Experience Log

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Handy Tips

  • Download and print your clinical experience form as soon as the subject has been opened to you
  • Take your form with you to work to remind you to fill it in
  • Complete the form as you go and have your mentor sign it after each completed shift
  • Review and double check your completed form prior to submission to ensure it is not missing any required information

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR CLINICAL EXPERIENCE LOG?
  • Navigate to the ‘Practical Assessments’ section of your unit in your learning centre
  • Follow the link to download your clinical experience log
  • Don’t forget to include your name on the top of the page
  • Complete the form as you go
  • Include the date that you performed each shift/role
  • Include the total hours spent in each shift/role
  • Tick each column applicable to the shift/role you are performing
  • Sign each completed row
  • Have your approved mentor sign each row to verify your hours
HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR CLINICAL EXPERIENCE LOG?
  • Complete your clinical experience log
  • Navigate to the ‘Practical Assessments’ section of your unit in your learning centre
  • Follow the link to ‘Clinical Experience Log for XXX’
  • Upload your submission like a normal assessment.
MY FILE IS TOO BIG TO UPLOAD

If you have pictures in your file, that is likely the culprit. Just resizing them on the screen does not reduce the data size of the file. You will need to compress images to reduce the file size.

If you are unsure how to do this on your computer, google “compress images” and the name of your software. Eg “compress images microsoft word for mac”.

DOs & DON’Ts OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCE LOGS

DO

  • Include your name at the top of the form
  • Check the hours required at the top of the form
  • Cover all clinical areas at least once
  • Ensure your mentor has been approved and signs all of the appropriate boxes to verify your hours

DON’T

  • Use an unapproved mentor
  • Submit an incomplete form
  • Wait until the last minute to submit these forms