Clinical Education

Experience in a clinical setting is vital to the comprehensive learning process for all FIU Nursing students. As an FIU Graduate Nursing student, your knowledge base is further enhanced by working alongside top healthcare professionals to gain deeper understanding from their example and expertise.

Our designated clinical department assists students with one-on-one clinical placements. Students in the online tracks (Pedi and Adult-Gero) will be allowed to complete clinicals outside of our long-standing clinical areas of Monroe County, Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. However, it is the student’s responsibility to identify the clinical site and work with our clinical department to help establish a contract with the clinical partner BEFORE any clinical rotation can begin.

We’ve cultivated strong partnerships with many area healthcare delivery facilities to give students in each of our nurse practitioner tracks the opportunity to enjoy flexible clinical experiences in a variety of clinical locations. Whether ambulatory or acute care settings, clinics and health centers, students work with preceptor nurse practitioners and physicians in general and specialty practices to complete the required clinical hours within their specialty scope of practice.

Total Nurse Practitioner clinical rotation hours:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 630
  • Family Nurse Practitioner 770
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 630
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 630

Clinical & Educator Placements: During education practicum students enjoy flexible clinical and classroom experiences working with nursing faculty and staff preceptors in  nursing education programs and clinical agencies. Students will complete an additional 210 clinical hours of teaching strategies.

Refer to the FIU Graduate Nursing student handbooks and the college's Clinical & Fieldwork resources to prepare you for the FIU Nursing clinical education experience.

Background Checks & Screenings

All students of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences participating in clinical work must submit to background checks, fingerprint searches, drug screenings and immunization tracking through FIU Express.