Accelerated Nursing Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations are a critical learning component in every nursing program. The Marian University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program, however, affords you access to firsthand clinical experiences. Marian ABSN students will work with patients through our clinical partnerships at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis and Ascension Saint Thomas in Nashville.

Over 16 months, each Marian ABSN student will complete hundreds of hours of clinical practice at top area healthcare facilities local to each program site location. During this time, you will learn from experienced nurses and healthcare team members while treating patients firsthand. You will learn the fundamentals of in-person nursing practice and prepare for a future as a practicing clinician with a generalist background.

Under the supervision of a highly experienced preceptor, you will also gain experience working with patients across specialty areas, which may include:

  • Adult Health.
  • Obstetrics and Pediatrics.
  • Acute and Long-term Care.
  • Mental and Behavioral Health.
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Your first clinical, which focuses on the fundamentals of nursing, will begin halfway through the first semester. Other clinicals you can expect to participate in throughout the program are medical-surgical, critical care, and leadership.

What to Expect from Clinical Rotations

While the length and location of your clinical rotations will vary, these real-world experiences build on your lab practice by giving you a deeper understanding of nursing.

No matter which ABSN program site you choose, you’ll experience the day-to-day intricacies involved in complex healthcare environments, from following the appropriate protocol when handling sensitive patient information to learning to be a team player in a complex, multi-faceted environment. See more of what you will learn as a Marian ABSN student in clinicals:

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Focus on Holistic Care

As a faith-based institution, we believe in treating patients holistically — that is treating their mind, body, and spirit. As you perform your clinical rotations, you will experience the true spirit of caring as nurses teach you how to:

  • Exhibit genuine caring behavior.
  • Engage in appropriate communication.
  • Perform safe therapeutic interventions.
  • Employ ethical perspectives.

Developing Transformational Leaders

One of our goals at Marian University is to develop transformational leaders in all fields of study. During the fourth semester of our ABSN program, you’ll participate in a leadership and management course that allows you to job shadow a leader(s) within a healthcare facility local to your ABSN program site. This unique opportunity will give you a different perspective on nursing that goes beyond the bedside.

Contact us to learn more about our clinical rotations.