Practicum and Lab Experiences

As a student in the RN to BS Nursing Program, you will explore various practicum experiences to enrich your nursing practice in community/public health, care management, and leadership. Students collaborate with their course instructor to plan individualized practicum experiences that meet their learning needs and professional goals. Students must verify they have a current, unencumbered nursing license for the state where they intend to complete their practicum hours and meet health clearance requirements before engaging in practicum courses.

Students complete a total of 135 hours of practicum experience as follows:


  • NUR 444 Transformational Leadership: Learners complete a 45-hour practicum with an approved clinical nurse manager/leader as their mentor.
  • NUR 475 Public Health Nursing Science: Learners complete a 67.5-hour practicum with an approved community or public health facility.
  • NUR 478 Care Coordination and Management: Learners complete a 22.5-hour practicum with an approved health care organization.


Other Program Features

Online Health Assessment Lab

  • NUR 314 Comprehensive Health Assessment: The lab component of this course allows learners to advance their real-world clinical skills during synchronous (virtual) lab sessions with a mock patient.  

Culminating Seminar

  • NUR 490 Culminating Seminar: Learners have the opportunity to focus on real-world problems by creating and presenting an evidence-based project related to a select clinical practice issue.


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