Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Placements

We view clinical placements as more than an educational requirement. These rich, immersion experiences are an integral part of your advanced practice nursing education and career preparedness. Clinical placement is a complex process and shared responsibility between you, your faculty and the School’s Clinical Placement Office.

We are committed to providing sites that meet both learning objectives and student needs. These sites include acute care settings such as intensive care units, intermediate care units, medical/surgical acute care units, procedural areas, specialty care clinics, rehabilitation centers and long-term acute care facilities.

We understand the personal logistics and planning that go into the clinical portions of your education. Your faculty and the Clinical Placement Department will assist you with planning for your clinical rotations.

Questions about clinical placement? AGACNP Clinical Placement coordinators Sharon Bryant and Kathryn McNabb present information about clinical placement at VUSN. View webinar 


Due to State Board of Nursing or State Higher Education requirements, clinical placements may not be available in every location. We make every reasonable effort to accommodate a student’s placement requests.

Vanderbilt University is a participating institution in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). North Carolina is a member of SARA, and Vanderbilt is approved to offer programs and courses, such as the MSN, PMC, DNP and PhD programs, that are in compliance with SARA policies and standards.