As a Nursing@Georgetown student, you will participate in clinical placement experiences designed to help you meet clinical course competencies. Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies faculty and the Nursing@Georgetown placement team will partner with you to secure clinical sites and preceptors based upon your specialty and location. Your Nursing@Georgetown placement specialist and clinical faculty advisor will carefully monitor each of your placements to ensure they meet Georgetown’s high academic standards.
At the start of the placement process, you will be asked to provide suggestions or referrals of known clinical sites or preceptors in a reasonable proximity to your home. Your Nursing@Georgetown Placement Specialist will also network with Georgetown-established preceptors near your location. NHS faculty members closely review all sites based on criteria designed to ensure the highest-quality learning experience. These faculty-selected clinical placements enable us to organize clinical learning experiences that meet the high standards and curricula of NHS.
Each of the program specializations offered through Nursing@Georgetown has its own clinical course requirements and objectives. For specific details, please refer to your chosen program’s curriculum:
Master’s in Nursing Specializations
- Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP)
- Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
- Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Doctor of Nursing Practice Specializations
- DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
- DNP Dual Nurse Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP)
- DNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP)
- DNP Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Occasionally, a student may need to travel a significant distance, relocate, or delay his or her plan of study if placements are not secured in particular semesters. If this is the case for you, the clinical placement team will work with you to avoid any delays. Your ability to identify potential sites and preceptors in your community is integral to this process.
If you are interested in aiding Nursing@Georgetown students as a preceptor during their clinical placement experience, find out more information today.