The theory that you have learned in the prerequisite courses will merge together in this practicum. The clinical area in which the student is placed is negotiated by the student and the Placement Coordinator and should meet the student's individual learning objectives. The arears that might be considered include a CCU, CVICU, Cardiac Step Down Unit, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Echo Lab, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Stress Lab, Heart Function Clinic, Pacemaker Clinic or Cardiac Rehab. The preceptorship model is used to assist the learner in gaining specific experiences which enable him/her to develop and enhance competencies in Cardiac Care. The student will develop his/her own objectives and the placement should facilitate the meeting of these objectives.