Learn on Demand Nursing program utilizes Typhon Group's Nursing School Student Tracking System, also called NSST. It is an internet-based system, so you can log in from anywhere you have internet access. It is an integrated evaluation tool and to maintain a log of a student's competencies and skills achieved during clinical rotations. Other attributes of this system includes: electronic student portfolios, external document management, customized evaluation and surveys, student biographical information, clinical site/clinical faculty databases and student scheduling.
This valuable tool, used throughout the program during lab/clinical courses, is available to the Program Coordinator, Clinical Coordinators, Instructional Facilitators, and students (up to three years post-graduation). Entering students are required to complete a tutorial during this orientation.
You begin by going to the web address www.typhongroup.net. When you get to this page, you can click on Student Tracking Systems, then NSST. You can also enter your school's web domain after typhongroup.net for a quicker login.
Try it: http://www.typhongroup.net/kctcs
You will choose the Data Entry Login. Upon enrollment of the first LPN-ADN course, you will receive an email providing the login, password, and link to the Nursing Student Tracking System. Be sure to bookmark this login page for future reference. Then, just enter your login and password information and press log in to continue.
In case you forget your login and password, to the right of the password box is a link that says "forgot login or password". All you have to do is click on this link and enter your e-mail address and press “submit”. The system will verify that you are a student and will immediately e-mail your login and password information to you.
The tutorial videos will show everything that the NSST system offers. The video assumes we have logged in to the system already.
Play the in-service tutorials: http://www.typhongroup.net/nsst/videos/students.htm
The very first time you log in to the system, you will need to accept the end-user license agreement and set up your default choices. This includes your current course, semester, preceptor and clinical site. If your preceptor or site is not listed, e-mail the Project Team Lead. You can choose another item temporarily until it is added to the system, then go back and edit the cases to pick the correct item.
There is a learning curve... This is a lot of information to collect. Most students say that the first few days it may take 5-10 minutes to enter each encounter, but that drastically drops by the end of the first week and by the end of the second week that time is less than half that per encounter.
You should always try to enter today's cases today - don't wait until the end of the week to enter them. If you average 5 minutes per encounter, and 10 encounters per day times 5 days per week... Do the math and you'll spend most of your weekend entering cases -- not good! Get ahead of the learning curve and you'll be online less than 30 - 45 minutes per day by the end of the first month. If you get in the habit of doing today's cases today, you won't have to worry about a deadline, and it will help you get past the learning curve more quickly.
Don't forget about printing and using the "blank case log worksheet" to help remind you of the data for each patient.
Don't forget to monitor your "missing information" screen. Clear it each day while the data is still fresh in your mind.
When you complete your data entry for the day, be sure to log out. This ends your session on the server. If you are at a community computer (like a clinical site or a library), it's also a good idea to log out, plus close the internet browser. This will prevent the next person from pressing the "back" button to see what you did.
If you have a technical problem with the system, go to your main menu and click "Support Tickets". Fill out a support ticket and Typhon group will respond to you directly by the next business day.
If you have a clinical question, please contact your clinical instructor; however any questions related to use of the Nursing Student Tracking System should be referred to the Project Leader at Jefferson Community and Technical College (do not contact Typhon group):
Dr. Margie Charasika
Academic Program Coordinator/Master Advisor
KCTCS Online: Learn on Demand LPN-ADN Program
Jefferson Community and Technical College
109 East Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40299