Clinical Participation

A clinical experience provides students the ability to navigate within a direct patient care environment with the guidance of an instructor or preceptor. The environment may be a Long-term Care Facility, Hospital, or Ambulatory setting. Nurses who are employed and have adequate experience in practice offer their knowledge to guide students in direct patient care experiences. Students can practice professionalism and gain confidence in themselves in these environments. Additionally, students are able to work in teams and build upon refining their teamwork and collaboration skills that are heavily relied upon when providing nursing care.

Clinical Participation Requirements
"The experience these nurses have is invaluable to our learning. I was able to pick up a lot of tips for my clinical reasoning which helped expand my acute care skills quickly. You definitely get back what you put into clinical so insert yourself into situations where there’s an opportunity to learn... Initiative will get you far in the clinical setting... Have the courage to make mistakes."
- Bellevue College ADN Student

Clinical Placements Northwest

Clinical Placements Northwest

Clinical Placements Northwest (CPNW) is a not-for-profit corporation working to facilitate clinical placement for the Health Professions student, to increase availability of student placement opportunities, and to improve communication among healthcare organizations and nursing education programs in Washington State and Northern Idaho.

Clinical Placements Northwest. (2021). About Us.

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Last Updated May 14, 2021