Oak Point University is committed to providing a diverse hands-on clinical experience that prepares students for their nursing career. Students will apply their theoretical and practical skills in a clinical setting by working alongside nursing professionals.
Clinical practice is the core method of learning in the nursing profession. The clinical experience provides hands-on learning where students will apply their theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge, and be confident when working with patients in any healthcare-related setting.
Oak Point University has established strong partnerships with hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, palliative care facilities, public school systems, specialty camps, and professional community healthcare institutions. Each of these clinical partners is committed to supporting the Oak Point University curriculum and provides a rich learning environment for all students.
Nursing students will receive their clinical placement assignment from the Clinical Placement Office prior to the start of each clinical term. Clinical schedules mirror the experience of a registered nurse and are not adjusted to accommodate work or other commitments outside of school.
Role Transition is designed to assist students with transitioning to the professional nursing role through a preceptor-based clinical experience. The Role Transition clinical was designed to allow students to shadow a Bachelors-prepared RN who serves as their preceptor.
A clinical instructor from Oak Point University oversees the preceptor-student relationships for a group of Role Transition students placed at one of our partnering facilities. Students are required to complete 160 clinical hours. The day and evening/weekend students can be scheduled for any shift, any day of the week, which could be the following shifts: