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Where Will I Get My Clinical Experience?


Learn by Doing.

Saint Xavier University's clinical practice courses will allow you to gain real-world experience in nursing.

Clinical experiences allow students to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to real-life situations. The clinical experiences are where students begin to feel like a nurse and gain confidence in their skills.


Frequently Asked Questions

Clinical experiences allow students to obtain hands-on experience taking care of real patients with various medical conditions.

Clinical experiences are valuable to nursing education because they allow students to transfer classroom learning to real-life situations. The clinical experiences allows students to see how all the pieces of their learning come together.

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital
  • Cook County Department of Health
  • John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
  • OSF Little Company of Mary Hospital
  • OSF Home Health
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • MacNeal Hospital
  • Mercy Circle
  • Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School
  • Brother Rice High School
  • Marist High School
  • Saint lawrence High School
  • De La Salle High School
  • Mount Sinai
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital
  • Northwestern Medicine Palso Home Health and Hospice
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Silver Cross Hospital
  • Franciscan Health Olympia Fields
  • Franciscan Home Health
  • University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Most Holy Redeemer School
  • Saint Germaine School Queen of Martyrs School
  • AERO Special Education Cooperative
  • Stickney Public Health District
  • Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care
  • Cook County School District 130

Our clinical partners are an integral part of this experience for our students.

Our partners allow our students to be a part of their interdisciplinary team interacting with healthcare team members. The hospitals or community-based agencies staff welcomes and interacts with our students to create an environment conducive to learning.

Clinical partners often times offer students the opportunity to seek employment with them in efforts to enhance their skills while enrolled in school.

Students receive a state-of-the-art experience in our clinical organizations as well as engage in community-based experiences in schools and outpatient clinics where health and wellness promotion are emphasized.

They are able to take their classroom learning and bring it all together as they learn the tremendous practice of nursing care. The clinical day is past-faced and exciting and is where students begin to feel like a nurse and gain confidence in their skills.

The clinical rotations allow students to meet and network with nurses and administration.

The goal is that students experience rotations at different hospitals and community-based agencies during their degree completion, allowing students to see the difference between organizations and organizations to see a variety of potential employees.

What Happens During Clinical Rotations?

Patient Vitals

Students begin caring for an assigned patient by taking vital signs learned in their first clinical course.

Full Assessments

Students perform a full physical assessment and care for the patient throughout the day.

Day-to-Day Care

Students assist patients with exercise and other daily living activities, including bathing and using the toilet.

Lab and Test Results

Students analyze lab values and test results.

Administer Medications

Students safely administer medication and are taught what parameters are needed to give or not give certain medications.

Monitor Condition

Students monitor for any medication side effects and changes in the patient's condition throughout the day.


What are Students Saying?

Haneen Jubeh


"Clinicals have given me the ability to interact with patients and develop professional competencies like teamwork and communication. Clinical has helped me experience so many different situations and as a Certified Nursing Assistant, it has helped me expand my knowledge when I encounter patients."


"There is no greater feeling when you take something you have learned in lecture and are able to apply it within clinical. Clinical is an opportunity to boost your confidence. Be ambitious, stay driven, and remember that nursing is a profession of forever growing and learning."

Kathryn Adams


Angela Sarlas


"It is undoubtedly rewarding to walk into an actual patient's room during clinicals and know what to do because we had the opportunity to safely practice in SXU's simulation labs. In our courses, the emphasis is on patient-centered care at all times."