Student Requirements: Therapeutic Services
The Therapeutic Services Department of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children accepts students for clinical rotations in:
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- speech-language pathology
Before proceeding, please verify that your academic institution is on our list of Affiliated Programs (PDF), then follow the instructions below carefully. You’ll need to gather a series of required screening and immunization documents and have your academic advisor certify that you have completed all steps outlined below.
Your fieldwork coordinator will receive a form to complete, sign and return to us to verify that you have obtained all required immunizations and clearances.
Gather Your Required Screening & Immunization Documents
We recommend starting to gather the required documents as early as possible — 4 to 6 months before your preferred affiliation start date.
- Please download the following document: Delaware Child Protection Registry Request Form (PDF).
- Fill out Part I of this form, sign and date.
- Email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Things to Note:
- Allow at least 15 working days for results to be processed.
- The form must be submitted within 90 days of signature date in order to be processed.
- Contact the state police in each state you’ve lived in for the last 7 years. Results should go to your academic institution.
- This report must have been completed within 12 months of placement.
- Contact the health service department at your academic institution or the independent lab of your choice. Many students use Quest Diagnostics .
- Results must be sent to your academic coordinator, who should sign the certification form before submitting it to us.
You must provide documentation of vaccination for:
Note: During flu season, students without proof of flu vaccination will be required to wear a mask when in patient areas.
You will have a photo ID taken the first day and are required to wear it at all times. You are required to return your badge to your supervisor on your last day.
Required Web-Based Training (WBT)
Students will receive an email from the education coordinator at Nemours approximately one week prior to affiliation. It will include a link for access to Nemours University, network login, temporary password, the courses required to complete and any additional information needed. The student should contact the education coordinator at Nemours via email if unable to access Nemours University.
The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children clinical staff use an electronic medical charting system to document each patient encounter. Students will be expected to complete both computer-based learning and instructor-led training once on-site to be knowledgeable on the system. Your clinical instructor will review the expectation for timely documentation of evaluations and progress notes. The clinical instructor must co-sign all notes in the electronic medical records.
Internet & Social Media Use
Use of the internet during work hours is specifically for educationally relevant and work-related tasks. No form of social media should be used during the workday. This includes but is not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Instagram and Tumblr. Personal cell phone use, including text messaging, during the work day is discouraged. To maintain confidentiality, no written or photographic information concerning a student’s affiliation at this facility will be shared on any social media.
Students will be required to complete one in-depth presentation. Your topic may relate to theory, an administrative need, creation of a piece of equipment or a research project.
The project could take a variety of forms, including a research proposal, developing a new form, a book critique or protocol. A written outline is required at midterm and must be discussed with the educational coordinator and your clinical instructor.
The completed assignment (including handouts, video, reference/bibliography) must be submitted to the clinical instructor for review 1-2 weeks prior to your presentation to staff, which is usually scheduled during the last 2 weeks of the affiliation.
Two final copies are provided to the clinical instructor for department resources, and the student file.