Prior to becoming a RN, nursing students spend hundreds of hours applying their newly acquired clinical skills at hospitals and other clinical facilities. Such activities are commonly referred to as "Clinical(s)."
Clinical assignments in the RN-BSN program may include activities like: journaling, preparing and presenting presentations, participating in discussion boards, completing rotations with a clinician, writing reports, writing and submitting evaluations, etc... The following four RN-BSN courses require clinical components: NURS 327, 400, 449 & 450.
|Course||Recommended Facilities||Rotation Hours*|
|NURS 327: Physical Assessment||Clinics or Doctor's Offices||48|
|NURS 400: Advanced Nursing Concepts||Hospital, Long Term Acute Care Facility, Assisted Living, Hospice||60|
|NURS 449: Community Nursing||Public and/or Community Health Facilities||12|
|NURS 450: Nursing Leadership||Any Facility||25|
*The above hours only refer to the time spent at a facility with a preceptor and/or clinician. Other clinical assignments are not factored here. Note the 25 hours for NURS 450 the maximum time one is expected to spend with a preceptor and/or clinician.