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The students learned about suturing, ear and nose techniques and also went to the WestrernU Eye Care Institute to learn about vision exams.

Pre-Licensure Clinical Experience

Master of Science in Nursing Entry (MSN-E)

Students in the Master of Science in Nursing Entry (MSN-E) program will be required to complete 1395 clinical hours in the curriculum. Students will be assigned to clinical facilities and to a clinical faculty member and will complete clinical experience hours at acute care hospitals, behavior health and community health clinics. Clinical experiences will begin in the first semester of the program.

Simulated Patient Experiences in the Nursing Simulation Center

Clinical experience in the new high-tech high fidelity simulated patient skills center enables you to apply what you’re learning in class to simulated patient scenarios.

These nursing simulation experiences offer you an opportunity to develop your critical thinking abilities, demonstrate your mastery of skills, and observe outcomes of computer-programmed “breathing,” “heart-beating” mannequins, while faculty provide feedback on your work.

Real Patient Clinical Experiences

During the pre-licensure portion of the program you will also have real patient contact concurrent with your regular coursework totaling 990 hours. This is nearly 20% more than the California Board of Registered Nursing requires and one of the reasons our students experience such high pass rates on the RN licensure examination.

As a student in the “Nursing for Adults and Older Adults,” the “Pediatrics,” or “Community Health” courses, you will have a clinical day each week corresponding with the material you are learning in class. These experiences occur in a variety of settings, including acute-care hospitals, sub-acute nursing care facilities, community-health and public-health organizations.

  • Rotation Sites

    The College of Graduate Nursing has established relationships with a variety of exceptional clinical partners including one of the largest county hospitals in the nation: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA.

    We can secure clinical placements with top facilities because of our reputation for producing students with an extremely high standard for nursing.

    Other respected rotation facilities include:

    Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA
    San Antonio Community Hospital, Upland, CA
    Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Pomona, CA
    Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, CA
    St Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA
    Kaiser Fontana, Fontana, CA
    Citrus Valley Health Partners, Covina, CA
    Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA
    Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
    City of Hope Hospital, Duarte, CA
    Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, CA