Hospital-based Clinical Rotations at Saint Thomas Health
Our ABSN program in Nashville provides unprecedented clinical experiences within different areas of Saint Thomas Health, an integrated health care system consisting of nine hospitals and a comprehensive physician-led medical group. You can expect to begin your rotations during the first semester.
Gain Real Experience
During your clinical rotations at Saint Thomas Health, you will be under the supervision of an experienced preceptor as you learn how to provide holistic patient care. While the length and location of your rotations will vary, you can expect to work in specialty areas that include:
- Adult Health
- Obstetrics and Pediatrics
- Acute and Long-term Care
- Mental and Behavioral Health
Your first clinical on nursing fundamentals will begin during the first semester, with medical surgical, critical care, and leadership clinicals to follow. These rotations also serve as great job networking opportunities, allowing you to develop relationships with key team members at one of the top health care employers in Nashville.
Apply Holistic Care
Saint Thomas Health, like Marian University, is a faith-based entity that believes in the power of holistic patient care, which treats the mind, body, and spirit. As you participate in your clinical rotations, you’ll learn the importance of spiritually centered care as nurses teach you how to:
- Exhibit genuine caring behavior,
- Engage in appropriate communication,
- Perform safe therapeutic interventions,
- Employ ethical perspectives.
You’ll also get to experience the daily intricacies of working in an advanced health care setting, from following patient charting protocols to learning how to be a team player in a multi-faceted environment.
The clinical rotations are my favorite part of the program—learning new, exciting procedures is fun when you’re surrounded by friendly classmates and staff.
—Jessica Barr, Class of December 2017
Beyond the Bedside
We strive to develop transformational leaders in nursing—taking you beyond the bedside and exposing you to the administration component of complex hospital operations. During your fourth semester, our highly unique leadership and management course will give you the opportunity to job shadow a leader(s) within the Saint Thomas Health system.
Contact us to learn more about our clinical rotations at Saint Thomas Health.