Undergraduate Clinical Experiences
Preparing Nurses Who Care
In the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, learning extends far outside of the classroom. Clinical experiences play a significant role in your educational foundation. These hands-on experiences prepare you to practice in a variety of settings to meet the health care needs of individuals and families across the life span.
We work with some of the best, most reputable clinical agencies in the country, so that your clinical experiences will be both meaningful and relevant to your career goals. Because we are located in Birmingham, we are surrounded by people and organizations on the cutting edge of medicine. You'll have the opportunity to work with skilled preceptors in almost any specialty.
We work with some of the best, most reputable clinical agencies in the country, so that your clinical experiences will be both meaningful and relevant to your career goals.
You'll also work with some of the most advanced simulation technology in the world. In 2010, we introduced a state-of-the-art human simulation center that has transformed your learning experience. Our simulation center allows the faculty to recreate common health care situations that will challenge you to provide nursing care in a safe setting without putting patients at risk. Our students enter the clinical environment confident in their skills.
The simulation center features numerous patient care areas, including an operating room, adult medical surgical suite, pediatric suite, labor, delivery and post-partum suite, newborn nursery area, observation room and control rooms. A major component of all undergraduate clinical courses, the simulation center provides a unique learning experience. Take a quick tour of our simulation center.
In addition to the simulation lab, you will complete at least two clinical courses every semester. Our students are exposed to clinical rotations including mental health, pediatrics, childbirth, the community, and medical, surgical, and critical care units. We strive to keep our clinical groups smaller than required by the board of nursing. The smaller group size allows our faculty more time to interact with each student to ensure we create competent, professional nurses.
Preceptor and Clinical Associates Orientation