CON Student Handbook

Clinical Coordination

Diversified Clinical Experiences

Experience for the real-world

Chamberlain’s nursing students become confident and competent nurses through intensive clinical preparation. The pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree requires the student to complete approximately 672 hours1 of clinical education within a variety of experiential learning environments (simulation, nursing labs, and clinical agencies). Real-world, simulated environments using advanced technology provide students the opportunity to practice nursing skills in a safe and supportive environment. Experiences take place under the supervision of professional nurses.


Based on the Chamberlain Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program curriculum, totaling both lab and clinical requirements. 816 for Ohio campus students enrolled prior to May 2016 and 864 for students attending a California campus.

Clinical Facilities

Chamberlain uses a variety of hospitals and clinical agencies to provide meaningful clinical learning experiences. Acute and sub-acute care medical-surgical units, critical- and emergency-care facilities, community agencies, pediatric hospitals, and specialized-care units such as obstetrics and psychiatric units offer comprehensive learning opportunities for students. The Clinical Coordination Office, in collaboration with faculty, coordinates all clinical group and precepted assignments for both online and on-site students. On-site learning facilities are also available to online and on-site students for scheduled validation experiences and clinical learning opportunities.

Clinical Residency Disclaimer

Various state agency and/or board approvals of Chamberlain are necessary in each state in which clinical experiences are provided. Students in online program options must contact the Clinical Coordination Office for the current state-approval status.

Clinical Coordination

Chamberlain students are not responsible for finding their required clinical assignments.1 Our clinical model, featuring centralized coordination and national compliance, facilitates the process for our students and the organizations that receive them. Our clinical coordination specialists work with our healthcare partners to establish and manage our clinical experiences and to ensure that students meet necessary requirements for healthcare compliance and the individual rules and regulations of each healthcare partner. In order to participate in clinicals, students must be up to date with all requirements and immunizations.


May vary by degree program.