Clinicals + Practica

Diverse clinical settings and experiences

Experience in a clinical setting is an integral part of College of Nursing and Health Sciences program. You will work side-by-side with nursing faculty and the best medical professionals in the region. You will benefit from the knowledge and hands-on learning that is only possible through applying theoretical skills in practice.

Clinical experiences begin in a spacious, well-equipped, and technologically advanced skills lab/ clinic/ and clinical simulation area. You will have many computer-assisted supports available throughout the curriculum and are encouraged to use the skills lab on an ongoing basis to continue developing the technical skills for practice. 

Clinical courses begin in the second semester of the professional nursing program, typically during the second semester of the sophomore year.

Nursing student taping up patient's forearm.

Variety of clinical settings and focuses

Clinical experiences are conducted in a wide variety of acute care and community-based clinical sites in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls and Marshfield. Practicums take place in public health departments, extended care and residential facilities, and schools.

For more information on clinical affiliations

Clinical Affiliations

Community partnerships are a key ingredient in getting students prepared for successful careers in nursing. We have many affiliations across the Midwest and the United States, allowing high-quality, flexible placements for clinicals and practica.

Female doctors talking.

Help prepare future nurse practicioners

Clinical preceptors are registered or advanced practice nurses or other appropriate healthcare providers who work in a one-to-one relationship and serve as teacher, role model, and on-site supervisor of the clinical learning experience.

Contact us to become a preceptor

I learned as much about new research and guidelines from students as they learned from me, so it was a shared learning experience.

Sarah Strahm | MSN, RN, FNP-BC NP Preceptor | Mayo Clinic Health Systems
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