The University of South Alabama (USA) College of Nursing (CON) offers students a wide variety of clinical settings to complete the required clinical hours of their selected program. Because students are located across the country, students have the flexibility to complete clinical requirements in appropriate clinical settings near their home area. The clinical practice experience must provide students the opportunity to integrate new knowledge into practice and be supervised and evaluated by faculty.
Students are encouraged to arrange clinical rotations with appropriate preceptors in their geographical area based on requirements set by the program. If a student is unable to secure an acceptable site within their own geographical area, the college will work to identify an appropriate clinical placement. Students who are unwilling to accept placement by the USA CON may request transfer of completed academic credit to another institution. Transfer credit approval is only granted by the receiving institution and is not guaranteed.