Clinical practice is a required element of the BSN-DNP curriculum. Every clinical site has a clinical coordinator who is responsible for overseeing the student’s clinical experience while at their institution. Our clinical coordinators are in close contact with the faculty to assure learning objectives are being met and students are meeting required clinical performance objectives.
Clinical instruction is taught by highly skilled Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist’s and Anesthesiologists. The programs major clinical sites include:
Beginning in the first semester, students are placed in an assigned critical care unit to work as bedside ICU RN’s. This is to provide for the assessment of clinical ability, prioritization, critical thinking and decision making.
Semesters 1&2 also encompass weekly simulated learning activities, where students begin to develop the skills and knowledge which serve as foundational elements for clinical practice.
Starting in the third semester, students begin clinical practice in the hospital at our home sites which include Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Miami Hospital. It is here where students (SRNA’s) will begin to interact with patients and perform the basics of anesthesia management under the direct supervision of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and Physician Anesthesiologist.
Semester 4-9, students are in the clinical setting four (4) days a week in addition to their scheduled classroom work. As students progress, they begin specialty rotations which include Trauma, Cardiac, Obstetric, Pediatric, Pain, Neuro and Transplantation.