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What is Clinical Placement?

Clinical placement is the required clinical component of Carson-Newman’s MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner degree and Post-Master’s Certificate programs. Clinicals work in tandem with the classroom-based coursework to prepare you for your future as a Family Nurse Practitioner providing primary care in the field.

Additionally, you may find clinical placement sites to be potential locations for future employment opportunities upon graduation.

How will Clinical Placement Support Help Me?

  • Our Network Support – Your dedicated Placement Specialist will work with you and handle the logistics of securing quality placement sites and preceptors from our network of providers, as well as any referrals from you
  • Your Focus – Our support saves you hours, days, months of time, so you can focus on your coursework and complete the program on time
  • Your Success – Your placement specialist will ensure clinical compliance for your program and state, supporting your clinical success 

"I actually started [another MSN-FNP] program a couple of years ago, but I stopped because I couldn't find anywhere to do clinicals. Finding clinical placements is super, super hard. You could wait six months before you can actually get in somewhere, so, it really slows down your progress. So when I saw that Carson-Newman was willing to find placement for me, I jumped on board very quickly."

- Miranda Kerley, Online MSN-FNP Student


Choose Carson-Newman University

  • Affordable tuition - Our streamlined programs are competitively priced, saving you up to $200 per credit hour when compared with nationwide competitors.
  • Study when it’s convenient for you with 100% online coursework (excluding clinicals and residency) and no mandatory login times
  • Learn from passionate and experienced faculty who are active nurse practitioners in their own communities
  • Graduate ready to take the national certification exam as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Apply for free and get your transcript evaluated at no additional cost
  • CCNE-accredited (MSN-FNP) and U.S. News & World Report ranked program

Choose the right program based on your level of education:

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You are an RN with a Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) Degree

Online MSN-FNP
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
  •  100% Online Coursework
  •  Earn Your MSN-FNP For Less Than $30k
  •  We Handle Your Clinical Placement

You are an RN with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree

Online PMC-FNP
Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  •  100% Online Coursework
  •  Graduate in 24 Months or Less
  •  Clinical Placement Services Provided

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Whether you just have a simple question or need guidance on the next steps, our friendly advisors are here to guide you. Your Enrollment Advisor will chat with you on your schedule and guide you through the entire admissions process, so you can feel confident in moving forward with Carson-Newman.

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