Clinical Placement

As a Nursing@Simmons student, you will collaborate with our clinical placement team to find placement opportunities in your area of clinical interest within 100 miles of your location.

Download our clinical placement information sheet.

Our experienced team of specialists is devoted to assisting you in the placement process.

As of March 2018, we have assisted our students in securing:

NEARLY 3,700 TOTAL CLINICAL
PLACEMENTS


IN 48 STATES IN THE U.S. AND
THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS


9,200+ AFFILIATED SITES


4,000 PRECEPTORS

Your Personal Placement Specialist

You will work one-on-one with a clinical placement specialist who will partner with you to secure sites and preceptors for each of your clinical placement terms. Your specialist, who is specifically assigned to you based on your state of residence, has developed a network of contacts among health care providers in your state and can use this knowledge to help you identify high-quality placement opportunities.

Your Introduction Call

Six months before your first clinical rotation, your specialist will schedule a meeting to prepare you for the placement process. By this time, the outreach to health care networks and independent practices in your community will have already begun.

During this call, your specialist will outline our team’s policies and expectations. You will be expected to provide referrals of potential placements, and, while we cannot guarantee success, we will make every effort to ensure you have a rich clinical experience to fulfill your required hours.

The Vetting Process

Once you and your specialist settle on a potential placement, the placement team initiates the vetting process, which includes validating the preceptor’s credentials and processing all the necessary paperwork. We work diligently to ensure our clinical placements reflect the high standards set forth by Simmons School of Nursing.

Your Clinical Preceptor

At the start of each placement, you will be matched with a clinical preceptor who will help you develop a plan of action to meet your required clinical objectives. Your preceptor will assign you patients consistent with your level of experience, supervise your patient health assessments and treatment plans, and provide feedback on how you can grow as a nurse practitioner.

Take The Next Step

Interested in learning more about the online nursing degree programs with clinical placement assistance from Simmons School of Nursing? Request information today.