Clinical Experiences

Our nursing students benefit from exceptional clinical experiences beginning in the sophomore year at multiple clinical sites, from community agencies to a major trauma center.

The School of Nursing prides itself on providing students with diverse clinical experiences, including those in local hospitals, large regional medical centers, residential units for the well elderly, community health and home health agencies, clinics, and early childhood centers. Experiences in multiple sites enable students to compare various health-care delivery systems and to learn about care to diverse populations. Transportation is provided to all group clinical sites outside of Bloomington.

A junior nursing major writes:  My clinical experience has been amazing.  I have put my skills to good use and felt extremely well prepared when I entered the clinical setting.  Faculty provide guidance and feedback that is helping me become a better nurse.  I was able to see a C-section on my first day and after that I was hooked; I couldn't wait to go back for more!

The School of Nursing has an outstanding relationship with many local, as well as regional, hospitals, medical centers, and clinics. The following list is a sampling of the clinical organizations available to students.


Clinical Sites
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
Baby Fold
Carle Foundation Hospital
Center for Human Services
Central Illinois Agency for Aging
Presence Covenant Medical Center
Chestnut Health Systems
City of Bloomington
Community Health Care Clinic
Eastland Medical Plaza
East Peoria Community High School
Friendship House
Heartland Community Health Center
Heartland Headstart
Heritage Enterprises, Inc.
Home Sweet Home
Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery
McLean County Health Department
McLean County Adult Detention Center
McLean County Assisted Living, LLC
McLean County Juvenile Detention Center
Metcalf (ISU Lab) School
Unity Point Methodist Medical Center
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
Peace Meals
Peoria City/County Health Department
Phoenix Towers
Proctor Community Hospital & Home Care
State Farm
Unit 5
Valeska Hinton
Westminster Village