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 firsthand learning that is only possible through applying theoretical skills in practice.
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.
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.
About the Nursing Preceptorship Program
If you are a Nurse Practitioner, Physician, or Physician Assistant you can become a preceptor and help prepare our Nurse Practitioners of the future! Our accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree prepares nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and nurse administrators with a population focus of adult-gerontological or family health.
Benefits for you and your agency
- Adjunct Faculty Status (upon review) with access to UW-Eau Claire library resources and ticket discounts
- Recertification credit from ANCC
- Attract more providers to your agency through our preceptorship program - many NPs practice where they completed their clinical experiences
Resources for preceptors
I learned as much about new research and guidelines from students as they learned from me, so it was a shared learning experience.
About 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.