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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Student Clinical Education

Clinical Education and Placement

Clinical Education

Clinical education is the cornerstone in bringing the classroom knowledge to life and is vital to equipping the next generation of students with the experience they need for success in the future. It is an essential and irreplaceable component in preparing students for their role as a practicing medical professional post graduation. Clinical education provides the student an opportunity to put classroom information into practice, while also enabling student development of knowledge and skill sets best learned in the clinical setting.  

All nursing students are required to complete credit hours in the clinical setting under the supervision of a nursing professional. These clinical experiences support the mission of the College of Nursing, integrating practice and coursework, to provide a comprehensive nursing education. Students may choose to complete their clinical hours in a variety of clinical settings and nursing environments.