Accelerated BSN Clinicals at Diverse Health-Care Facilities

Starting second semester of the ABSN program, our Accelerated BSN clinicals let you see first-hand what it’s like to deliver safe and effective care to diverse patient populations. During these clinicals, you’ll work alongside an instructor and seven of your peers in various areas of nursing practice, such as:

  • Adult Health
  • Community Health
  • Family Health
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Mental Health

In the fourth and final semester of the ABSN program, you’ll participate in an intensive clinical Capstone course, titled Clinical Role Transition (CRT). During the CRT experience, you’ll be working under the guidance of an experienced nurse preceptor for 120 hours of concentrated clinical experience. CRT provides you with the opportunity to further refine your nursing skills; take an active role in the management of patients assigned to you and your preceptor; and contribute as an integral member of the health-care team. The CRT experience takes place in one of a variety of clinical sites and specialty areas, including medical-surgical nursing, critical care nursing, pediatric nursing or community nursing.

Clinical Placements

Accelerated nursing student taking the pulse of a patient during clinical rotations.

Thanks to Loyola’s robust network of clinical partners, you’re able to practice your nursing skills at some of the best health-care facilities in the Chicago area. All clinical rotations provide valuable real-world experience in a variety of health-care settings, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • School-based Health Centers
  • Mental Health Facilities

One of the great benefits of becoming a nurse is the diverse career opportunities available to you. By exposing you to different patient populations and diverse practice settings, Accelerated BSN clinicals allow you to see what area of the nursing profession best suits your personality and/or career goals.

Contact us to learn more about our Accelerated BSN clinicals in the Chicago area. Please be aware you are responsible for transportation to and from your clinicals.

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