Instead of waiting until their third year of college as in many nursing programs, students begin their nursing clinical experiences in their second year. Students have three years of diverse nursing clinicals integrated with their nursing courses and other liberal arts courses. This allows students to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to real life situations. This type of program makes learning more exciting and relevant and guides students in the development of the critical thinking skills so essential to being a good nurse.
Carroll’s state-of-the-art nursing simulation center provides an excellent opportunity for students to practice clinical skills and simulated patient experiences. Nursing clinical occurs in diverse community settings, including local hospitals, public health, assisted-living, long-term care, home-visits, and psychiatric and school settings. In order to ensure the best learning experience for students, Carroll maintains a low faculty to student ratio in clinical settings. Each nursing course at Carroll provides quality, personalized learning experiences with caring, qualified faculty.
Carroll College nursing graduates achieve NCLEX passage rates above both the state and national averages and 100% of qualified 2016 nursing graduates found employment in nursing in rural and urban settings within six months of graduation. Employers seek Carroll grads as their top picks in a variety of clinical settings. Find out more about life after graduation
Carroll nursing students enjoy 3 years of clinical experiences that begin in the first semester of admission to the nursing program and complete approximately 850 hours of clinical/lab as preparation for real-life patient situations.
Over winter breaks in 2015 and 2016, several Carroll nursing students journeyed to India to provide healthcare service and immersion in the culture.
Nursing seniors inducted into the nursing honor society conducted a service project asking shoppers at local grocery stores to donate diapers and/or baby wipes for the YWCA and Friendship Center in exhange for a donut and a smile!