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  • Graduate Clinical Experiences

    A Hands-On Approach

    In the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, you'll do more than learn theory. Clinical experiences play a significant role in your education. The hands-on experiences you will receive prepare you to practice in a specialty role to meet the health care needs of individuals and families across the life span.

    "The goal with the program is that our students can leave here and be ready to practice anywhere they want to practice, no matter where that may be."

    Amy Snow, CRNA, MNA
    Director of Clinical Services, Department of Nurse Anesthesia

    Whatever your specialty, we will design experiences that help you answer your calling. For example, in the nurse anesthesia program, students spend 16 months focused on clinical experiences in a variety of metropolitan and rural settings in almost any specialty. Every eight weeks students rotate to new clinical sites, giving them an opportunity to experience a variety of settings with many different types of equipment.

    But not all clinical experiences involve direct patient care. Nurse educator and health systems management and leadership students spend considerable time working with experienced professionals in a variety of settings to hone their skills. Regardless of the degree you pursue, much of your time will be spent actively working in the field.

    We want to make sure the schedule is appropriate for the student and considers where they want to practice. Some programs just give you a schedule and you take it and go. Here, we sit and talk to students to find out where they want to practice so we can tailor-make their clinical schedule.

    Because we've educating nurses for more than 90 years, our administrators and professors have deep relationships with clinical sites throughout the country. We are able to place students, wherever they are, in settings where they can get the hands-on experience they need.