Nursing Clinical Education
Clinical practice is a requirement of nursing students every semester. The purpose of the clinical experience is to provide students the opportunity to practice and apply learned nursing skills and knowledge under the supervision of a clinical instructor. A variety of clinical settings are used to give students exposure to different healthcare settings and patient populations. Clinical practice is 2 days per week (either during the weekday or weekend), and the number of hours varies each semester but is usually 10 to 24 hours per week.
Morehead City, North Carolina
ECU Health Medical Center
Greenville, North Carolina
Nash UNC Healthcare
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Clinical facilities may require criminal background checks, drug screenings, credit checks, professional license checks, and/or proof of US citizenship prior to or during participation in the clinical portion of a program. Any expenses associated with these requirements are the responsibility of the student. Pending the outcome, clinical facilities may deny a student the opportunity to complete the clinical portion of a program. A student who is unable to complete the clinical portion of a program will not be able to graduate.
Criminal background checks, drug screenings, credit checks, professional license checks, and/or proof of US citizenship may also be required after graduation by examination boards, state licensing boards, and employment agencies. Pending the outcome, a graduate may be disqualified from examination eligibility, state licensure, and/or employment.
Students admitted to health sciences programs are required to have a physical examination to determine if they are physically and emotionally capable of performing the essential functions of the program and must submit a completed medical form. A record of immunizations, including, but not limited to, an annual Influenza vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine, must be included with the medical form. A medical or religious exemption for vaccines must be approved by the clinical site(s). PCC does not grant vaccine exemptions in lieu of the clinical site(s) and does not guarantee vaccine exemptions will be approved by the clinical site(s).