Clinical Practice Sites

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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:

  • Baptist Health System: Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital
  • Broward Health: Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point and Broward Health Coral Springs
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida Health System
  • Jackson Health System as Jackson Memorial Hospital is part of the system, and add Jackson West Community Hospital and Holtz Children’s and Women’s Hospital
  • John Hopkins All Childrens Hospital
  • Lennar Foundation Medical Center
  • Memorial Healthcare System: Joe DiMaggio Childrens’ and Memorial Hospital Pembroke
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Miami Surgical Center
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Nicklaus Childrens Hospital
  • Steward Health Care: North Shore Medical Center
  • UHealth System: UHealth Tower, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and The Lennar Foundation Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Health Care system: Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Miami and West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

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.