Clinical Experience

Clinical experiences are essential for all BSN degree options at MUSSON. Students develop essential skills in clinical practice. Different clinical experiences are offered depending on the BSN degree option.

Traditional and accelerated students have clinical experiences in a variety of acute, subacute, long-term, and community health care settings, as well as the Simulation Center. Clinical experiences can be in groups of students working with a faculty member in a clinical area or may be with an expert clinical nurse preceptor depending on the course.

RN to BSN clinical experiences are required only in the community health course and are completed with expert preceptors near the residence of the student .

Essential information about clinical experiences and policies related to clinical experiences can be found in the Undergraduate Student Handbook.  All BSN students should carefully review this information.

  • Background checks
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification
  • Clinical agency agreements
  • Clinical site requirements
  • Code of conduct training
  • Dress code
  • Drug screening
  • Essig Clinical Simulation Learning Center
  • Policy and guidelines for addressing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection
  • Preceptor Policy
  • Professional behaviors for clinical evaluations
  • Safe clinical nursing practice and research policy
  • Student health and immunizations
  • Travel