Accelerated BSN Clinicals at Health Care Facilities in Norfolk, Virginia

During no other portion of your accelerated nursing education can you expect to have as many real-life patient care experiences than during clinical rotations. In the Averett University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program, you’ll learn what it takes to become a compassionate, competent nurse through 488 clinical hours at top health care facilities in Norfolk, Virginia, and Hampton Roads. In addition, you will complete 97 clinical hours via simulation at the Norfolk ABSN Learning Site. In total students will complete 585 clinical hours.

Due to our program’s condensed format, you can expect to begin clinical rotations during the first semester of our 16-month accelerated program. This grants you even more face-time with some of the area’s top health care professionals. In fact, you may even have the opportunity to connect with hospital leadership during the Transition to Practice I course in your final semester.

Female nurse examining the knee of a pediatric patient

Throughout your clinical rotations as an Averett ABSN student, you’ll gain valuable opportunities to interact with patients in a variety of specialties, including care of well and ill adults, women and children, the community, the critically ill, and those with mental health disorders.

Experiencing so many different areas of nursing will serve you well in your future nursing career, as it allows you to “find your fit” in the nursing world and network with health care professionals across a wide variety of disciplines. 

Real-World Clinical Experience

You can expect your clinical experiences to correspond loosely with what you’re learning in your online courses and labs, so no need to worry if you don’t have any prior experience working in health care settings.

For example, while the first semester typically involves learning how to interact with patients, in later semesters you’ll take on an increasing amount of responsibility in performing clinical tasks and developing patient care plans (under the guidance and supervision of instructors and preceptors, of course).

During clinical rotations, you can also expect to learn how to:

  • Advocate for your patients’ mental, physical and spiritual needs
  • Work alongside medical professionals across myriad disciplines
  • Navigate medical electronic records management systems
  • Understand the day-to-day intricacies involved in complex health care environments

Contact us to learn more about our clinical rotations.

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