ABSN Clinical Rotations throughout Central New York

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 second degree 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 healthcare facilities in Central New York. 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
  • Obstetrics and Pediatrics
  • Acute and Long-term Care
  • Mental and Behavioral Health

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.

Local Healthcare Partners

Utica College ABSN student in a clinical setting.Our clinical ties with several healthcare facilities in the Syracuse/Liverpool area 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 at these locations:

Contact us to learn more about our ABSN clinicals.

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Utica ABSN program offers rolling admissions for our three start dates a year, so you don't have to wait to be a nurse.

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