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 Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists. The programs major clinical sites include:
Semester 1 & 2 students are exposed to weekly simulated learning activities, where students begin to develop the skills and knowledge which serve as foundational elements for clinical practice. These exercises help students to develop advanced clinical skills, the ability to prioritize, critical thinking, and decision making abilities.
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.
In semesters 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.