The BSN and ABSN programs are foundations for basic nursing competence. You will gain essential clinical experiences to meet state board requirements, including a variety of clinical skills, patient care experiences, and decision-making skills. Your clinical placements may be in many different settings, including:
- inpatient and outpatient
- mental health
- public health agencies
- community agencies
- public schools
Your patients mirror society and you may care for individuals and families, infants through the elderly, individuals with acute, chronic and mental illnesses, patients able to afford health care and those without means to take care of themselves.
Clinical placements through the Consortium and non-Consortium sites are arranged within the greater Seattle area, including metropolitan Seattle, King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. Transportation to your clinical site is your responsibility. You may use your own car, public transportation, or carpool with other students in your group. Commute/transportation issues are not considered as part of the clinical placements.
Clinical Rotation Shifts
The majority of clinical rotations are schedules during daytime hours, however, some of them may be evenings and weekends. You should reserve the entire day for your clinical rotation (6:00am - midnight).
All clinical placements are at the sole discretion of the School of Nursing. The School of Nursing has the right to take immediate action and remove a student temporarily from a clinical course and/or clinical site if there are serious academic, Essentials Behavior or patient safety concerns necessitating investigation and resolution. The School will notify the student and training site in writing of the effective date of removal and reason for removal. During the course of the investigation, the student has the right to meet with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, appropriate Academic Services personnel, and relevant course faculty to contribute to fact finding. After the investigation is complete, the student will be notified in writing of reinstatement to the course or final removal from the course.
All students will be asked to follow the rules of the hospital in regards to their dress code. Some sites will not permit jewelry, body piercings, etc. Students must comply with the site request and remove any items during clinical rotations. If you arrive at the facility in unacceptable unaccepatable attire, you will be asked to leave the facility. Please direct any questions to your instructor or the manager of the unit you will be working on
Clinical Course Hours
|Clinical Course ||Hours
|NCLIN 302: Health Assessment
||30 hours skills lab
|NCLIN 306: Basic Skills of Nursing Practice
||30 hours skills lab, 64 hours clinical experience, 10 hours interactive in-class sessions, plus orientation and preparation hours
|NCLIN 403: Practicum - Pediatric Nursing
||12 hours orientation and onboarding, 70 hours clinical experience, 21 hours clinical prep, 12 hours pediatric labs and lab prep
|NCLIN 407: Practicum - Nursing Care of Ill Adults
||150 hours clinical & skills lab (includes clinical prep)
|NCLIN 409: Partnerships in Community Health
||20 hours seminar, 80 hours clinical experience, 20 hours independent work
|NCLIN 411: Transition to Professional Practice
||240 hours skills & clinical experience
|NCLIN 416: Nursing of Families: Childbearing and Childrearing
||120 hours clinical & skills lab
|NCLIN 418: Psychosocial Nursing
||120 hours clinical & skills lab
|TOTAL 890 hours