ABSN Clinical Rotations at Local Healthcare Facilities

Madonna University’s clinical rotations with one of our academic practice partners, Ascension Michigan, provide ABSN students an edge in their nursing education. As a leading faith-based healthcare system in Michigan, Ascension Michigan allows our accelerated nursing students to gain real-world clinical experience in a world-class environment.

Madonna ABSN students practicing in skills lab

Hybrid ABSN students will learn first-hand what it takes to be an exceptional nurse by working with the best nursing professionals in the state.  Over the ABSN program’s 16 months, you will complete your accelerated nursing clinicals through Ascension Michigan, working with patients in a variety of specialties.

  • Adult and Older Adult Health
  • Maternity and Pediatrics
  • Acute Care
  • Mental and Behavioral Health

Your first clinical experience, Holistic Care of Adults (Adult Medical Surgical), will begin toward the end of the first semester. Other clinical rotations you will experience throughout the hybrid ABSN program include medical-surgical, community health, and population.

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Madonna ABSN student using stethoscope on patient

Real-World Preparation

Your accelerated nursing clinicals will require you to do much more than observe. You will put much of the curriculum you have completed through our blended learning model into real-world practice.

As you perform your clinical rotations, you will experience firsthand the spirit of caring as nursing faculty helps you develop

  • Community-based advocacy for population health.
  • Genuine caring behavior.
  • Communication skills.
  • Performance of safe therapeutic interventions.
  • Ethical perspectives.

Learning these essential nursing skills and successfully applying them during clinicals is an important step toward graduation and your future as a registered nurse. Since students spend so much time completing clinical rotations through the university and other clinical partners, it’s important to consider this experience as a 16-month job interview. You will work with the same staff throughout the program to build relationships and network for your post-graduation nursing future.

Clinical Partnerships

In addition to Madonna University’s accredited curriculum and knowledgeable faculty, one of our academic practice partners, Ascension Michigan, will give you a deeper understanding of nursing. Like Madonna University, Ascension Michigan is a nonprofit, Catholic-based entity that applies holistic care to improve the health of the individual and the community through the operation of four hospitals and more than 125 medical facilities across Michigan.

Your diverse clinical experience at Ascension Michigan, as well as experiences with our other clinical partners, will have you work with patients in a variety of areas, such as:

  • Medical-surgical nursing: cares for adults of all ages in various settings.
  • Mental health: focuses on emotional, psychological, and social well-being.
  • Maternity (OB): focuses on childbearing women and their families.
  • Pediatrics: cares for children, birth to early adulthood, and their families.

Contact us to learn more about our clinical rotations at Ascension Michigan.