ABSN Clinicals at Local Healthcare Facilities

Clinical rotations are a critical learning component of nursing school, allowing students to apply their theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in the real world. When it comes to our accelerated nursing program, you will get started on your ABSN clinicals during the first semester. And, as you progress through the program so will your level of clinical practice.

At the start of your clinicals, for example, you will probably look up every medical term, patient diagnosis, and medication type. Later on, your efforts will evolve into performing in-depth research on a specific medical diagnosis and treatment.

Over the span of 16 months, you will complete 588 hours of clinical practice at different, local healthcare facilities. Under the supervision of a licensed preceptor/clinical instructor, you will assist in the safe, ethical delivery of patient care in specialty areas that include:

  • Adult Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Acute Care
  • Mental Health
  • Community Health
  • Health Promotion

Clinicals Explained: Learning in the Real World

Building off of your simulation lab experiences, accelerated nursing clinicals provide a deeper learning and understanding of the nursing profession. Through clinicals, you are able to further develop your nursing skills by working with different patients in diverse medical settings. You also get to experience the day-to-day intricacies involved in today’s complex healthcare environments.

Clinical practice teaches you how to:

  • Apply nursing theory and clinical skills in patient care,
  • Exhibit caring behaviors when treating patients,
  • Apply appropriate communication strategies,
  • Perform safe therapeutic interventions,
  • Employ ethical perspectives in patient care.

“I love clinicals, it’s my favorite part of the program.”
Kristin K., ABSN student

Local Healthcare Partners

Our clinical ties with several healthcare facilities in the Syracuse/Liverpool and Albany areas of New York give you unprecedented access to diverse patient care experiences. While we cannot guarantee when or where your clinical rotations will occur, our students typically complete their practice hours in a variety of medical settings.

If you would like more information about clinicals or where they will occur, contact our admissions team.

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