ABSN Clinical Placements

The accelerated BSN clinicals take place in a wide variety of diverse healthcare facilities within and outside of the metropolitan Boston and Charlotte areas, in settings such as teaching and community hospitals as well as outpatient and community healthcare settings. Whether in a big or small facility, in a bustling metro or quiet town, your clinical placements will afford you top-notch patient care experiences and valuable exposure to potential employers.

During clinical rotations, you practice alongside clinical instructors and preceptors, assisting them in patient care. They will teach and support you in applying the nursing skills you learned online and during your nursing simulation labs.

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Clinical rotations create diverse nursing experiences in the following specialty areas:

  • Adult Health
  • Obstetrics and Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Acute and Critical Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Management and Leadership

Because of our university’s close community ties, our students have access to a wide variety of high-quality clinical settings within and outside of the metropolitan Boston and Charlotte areas.

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Clinical Expectations

When it comes to accelerated BSN program clinicals, your clinical instructors and preceptors often set the tone for the type of experiences you will receive during your rotations. It is important to build rapport and trust with these individuals and be respectful of their time and efforts. Therefore, you should always be punctual and professional.

Your clinical instructors and preceptors will teach you the critical-thinking and decision-making skills required to succeed in clinical practice. And, because everyone learns and retains information differently, it is important to have open communications with them so they understand how you best learn. Also, if you are struggling with certain content, do not hesitate to ask for clarification.

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Our ABSN program guide includes everything you need to know about the accelerated path to nursing.

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