Clinical Placements and Nursing Preceptors
Nursing@Georgetown’s clinical placement team partners with students to secure clinical sites and nurse preceptors near their home communities. These placements align with students’ program tracks and meet the high standards of Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS).
Nursing@Georgetown has a vast network of health care providers and settings, including:
locations throughout 49 states
nurse preceptors, 50+ who are Georgetown University alumni
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Clinical Student Placement
Nursing@Georgetown placement specialists, Clinical Faculty Advisors, and NHS faculty members are dedicated to helping nurse practitioner and nurse-midwifery students develop their skills as advanced practice nurses and health care providers.
The clinical placement process involves an ongoing partnership between the student and placement specialist, beginning at the point of enrollment.
Each of the program specializations offered through Nursing@Georgetown has its own clinical course requirements, preceptor needs, and objectives. For specific details, refer to each program’s curriculum.
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What to Expect in Clinical Rotations
In clinical rotations, students will gain direct experience treating patients under the guidance of a skilled nurse preceptor.
Students and nurse preceptors will both benefit from their experience in clinical rotations. Nursing@Georgetown students will build their clinical skills and confidence as a practitioner, while preceptors develop their mentorship abilities and assist the next generation of health care workers.
Students should embrace the opportunity to gain as much as they can from their clinical preceptors and fully participate in the learning experience.
The Role of Clinical Nurse Preceptors
Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies faculty review and approve all preceptors, who serve as highly skilled mentors for students. Nursing preceptors partner with faculty to provide clinical training, supervision, and evaluation of students in the clinical settings.
What Nurse Preceptors Do
Preceptors share valuable clinical knowledge while providing students with evidence-based clinical training and experiences that help them meet course competencies.
During students’ clinical rotations, nurse preceptors will:
- Review and discuss their students’ clinical objectives and how they will be accomplished.
- Assign patients consistent with their students’ education and experience level.
- Enable their students to perform health assessments, take histories, and perform physical exams.
- Aid their students in developing appropriate treatment plans.
- Help their students evaluate the appropriate management and treatment plans to best care for patients. This includes the interpretation of lab work and diagnostic tests.
- Provide formal evaluation and supervision of their students’ performance in practicum and clinical rotations.
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