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Clinical Practice

Our innovative clinical rotation at some of the nation’s top hospitals allows our students the opportunity to work with patients of all acuity levels.

Mentored by expert CRNAs and anesthesiologists, students acquire the critical thinking skills for independent as well as collaborative clinical decision-making.

The Philadelphia region offers a wealth of diverse clinical experiences, from academic health centers to community and specialty hospitals. Clinical experience at Penn Nursing includes rotations at three nationally-ranked children’s hospitals (pediatrics), top hospitals in neighboring three states (cardiovascular), and others for trauma, cardiac-thoracic specialties, obstetrics, and more.

Penn Nursing students are matched with a primary site where they spend most of their rotation, enabling faculty to establish mentoring relationships with them, and can also choose from numerous other rotation sites for specialty experiences.

Clinical Preceptors

At each of these clinical sites you will find practitioners of the highest quality, vested in the education and success of our students. We have established a reputation at these clinical sites of educating superior students enabling our students to participate in highly complex, sought-after anesthetic opportunities. Our students are often recruited by these clinical sites for employment opportunities upon graduation.