william f. connell school of nursing
Clinical practice at teaching hospitals and community health care agencies in greater Boston and throughout New England offer rich opportunities for students to develop advanced competencies in their specialties. The School of Nursing faculty arrange practicum settings and select preceptors.
The community agency settings include mental health centers, community health centers, hospital-based ambulatory clinics, well child clinics, day care centers, college health clinics, public health departments, visiting nurse associations, health maintenance organizations, private nurse practices, private medical practices, long-term care settings, and home care agencies.
The major teaching hospitals include Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center.
Major teaching hospitals within the Boston area provide a wide range of clinical facilities to choose from to carry out research interests. There are ethics rounds and consultation in various hospitals. Through Nursing Research Centers at hospitals such as Massachusetts General and Beth Israel there is opportunity for patient contact and support.
Clinical teaching takes place in more than 85 health care facilities in the metropolitan Boston area. Some of these include:
- Arbour Hospital
- Bedford Veteran's Administration Hospital
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Boston Medical Center
- Boston Public Health Commission
- Boston Public Schools
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Cambridge Health Alliance
- Children's Hospital
- Dana Farber Cancer Institute
- Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
- Lahey Clinic
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- McLean Hospital
- Newton-Wellesley Hospital
- Partners Home Care, Inc.
- Pine Street Inn
- Shriner's Burn Institute
- Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
- Tufts Medical Center
- UMass Memorial Medical Center
- VA Boston Healthcare System