Student Nursing Clinical Placement Sites

  • 2 North
    • Medical Surgical Unit with a focus on surgical patients (general surgical, gynecological, & ENT) and general medical overflow.
  • 2 South
    • Medical Unit with a focus on medical patients (general medical, cardiology, & pulmonology).
  • 3 North 
    • Medical Unit with a focus on oncology-including chemotherapy and medical patients (general medical, palliative care, respiratory disease, & GI hemorrhage).
  • 3 South 
    • Medical Unit with a focus on medical patients (cardiac disease, renal conditions, & psych primary) and psychiatric diagnoses accompanied by an acute medical condition.
  • 4 North 
    • Medical unit with a focus on medical patients (neurological, cerebral vascular disorders, cardiovascular). Unit is designated for Certified Stroke Program.
  • 4 West 
    • Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit with a focus on providing rehabilitative services to patients with amputations, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke with impairments, including paralysis, etc. Comprehensive program services include rehabilitation nursing, social work, case management, PT/OT, & speech/language therapy.
  • Tower 7
    • Medical Surgical Unit with a focus on surgical patients (stable trauma, general surgical, & neurosurgical) and general medical overflow.
  • Tower 8
    • Medical Surgical Unit with a focus on orthopedic surgical patients, as well as general surgical overflow and general medical overflow.
  • Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
    • Intermediate/step-down care unit with a focus on providing care to patients not requiring critical care but are stable and have complex needs. Patients in need of continuous cardiac monitoring with assessments Q4 hours include non-ST elevation MI, 24-48 hours post open heart surgery, pulmonary edema/CHF without shock requiring IV medications, stable sepsis patients requiring 2 IV antibiotics, etc. 
  • Cardiac & Vascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) 
    • Intensive Care Unit with a focus on cardiovascular and vascular patients (postop cardiac surgery, cardiogenic shock, CHF, acute coronary syndrome & thrombolytic therapy). Also serves Medical ICU overflow patients (DKA, GI bleed, stroke & pulmonary embolism).
  • Cardiac Rehab 
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit with a focus on cardiac rehab program for patients with CAD, acute MI, stable angina, s/p CABG, and s/p heart transplant. Patient care is assigned to ACLS-certified RN and/or PT/clinical exercise specialist.
  • Cardiovascular Angiography Department (CVAD) 
    • Cardiovascular Angiography Unit with a focus on providing diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures to inpatients, outpatients, and emergency patients. Procedures performed include heart catheterizations, angiograms, stent placements, pacemaker implantation, and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties.
  • Cardiovascular Observation Unit (CVO)  
    • Cardiovascular Observation Unit provides nursing care to inpatients and outpatients who will undergo a procedure in the Cardiovascular Angiography Department. The RN oversees all patient care, including pre-admission, admission, prep, recovery, hospital admission and home discharge.
  • Emergency Department 
    • Emergency Department with a focus on providing optimal nursing care and assessing and treating patients with an acute medical condition. The RN will be responsible for triaging and treating patients per scope of practice, documenting vital signs, communicating with ED physician regarding changes in patient status, administering medications, and preparing patients for examination.
  • Employee Health 
  • Diabetes, Endocrine, & Nutrition 
    • Diabetes, Endocrine, & Nutrition Center improves the health of patients though the improvement of individual A1C levels. Improves the achievement of self-management behavior changes (monitoring blood glucose & frequency of foot and ophthalmic exams), required to maintain a healthy lifestyle, after completing diabetic education classes.
  • Education & Administration 
  • FMSW 
  • Family Birth Center (FBC) 
    • Family Birth Center provides inpatient services (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, & Postpartum) and outpatient services (Antepartum testing, labor evaluation & minor surgical procedures) for women of child-bearing age and newborns. Also provides obstetrical surgery and other OB/GYN emergencies. RNs are assigned direct patient care.
  • Home Care 
    • Home Care Peacehealth Southwest provides intermittent skilled clinical services. Nursing services include general medical and psychiatric nursing.
  • Hospice
    • Excellent, integrated end of life care delivered through an interdisciplinary team composed of the physician, Hospice Southwest.
  •  Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 
    • Intensive Care Unit with a focus on providing interdisciplinary care for adults and select pediatric patients with a critical care diagnosis. The Unit emphasis is on observation of patient, expert assessment of clinical status, detection of earliest signs of complications and initiation of a program of treatment. Patients include unstable angina requiring IV nitroglycerin, arrhythmias, heart block, s/p cardiac arrest, acute MI, acute PE, acute renal failure requiring fluid management, etc.
  • Interventional Pain Clinic 
    • Interventional Pain Clinic with a focus on consults, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, and medical management of chronic pain.
  • Kearney Breast Center 
    • Kearney Breast Center focuses on screening mammography, diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast cancer support group, genetic counseling, and multidisciplinary breast cancer case review,
  • Memorial Urgent Care Clinic 
    • Ambulatory Care Clinic that provides walk-in injury and medical care to adults and children, including sprains, strains, lacerations, wounds, fractures, sore throats, and ear aches. 
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with a focus on providing care for newborns requiring neonatology consultation or a higher level of care. 
  • Operating Room (OR)
    • The Operating Room (Surgery) works in conjunction with the Anesthesia Department, Surgical Pre-op Area, and the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit in providing continuity of care through pre-operative assessment and preparation, intra-operative intervention and post-operative evaluation. An RN is always assigned the circulating role.
  • Short Stay Unit (SSU)
    • Short Stay Unit with a focus on providing Medical Surgical nursing care to pre and post procedure patients, including but not limited to surgical, endoscopy, radiology, diagnostic imaging, and other medical.
  • Same Day Surgical (SDS)
    • Surgical Unit with a focus on providing pre-op admission for inpatients and pre and post-op care of outpatients. 
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) 
    • Critical Care Department with a focus on providing constant observation and nursing care in the immediate post-anesthesia recovery period. Patients have undergone surgical, obstetric, diagnostic or therapeutic procedures requiring a general anesthetic.
  • Psychiatric Services: Inpatient, Outpatient (ADAPT), Psych ED, Behavioral Health Consultation & Liaison 
    • Psychiatric Services provides comprehensive, hospital based, recovery focused mental health care for the adult citizens of Clark County and surrounding areas. Inpatient services include crisis stabilization, medication therapy, milieu therapy, education and discharge planning, including referrals to community resources. RNs will be assigned to provide nursing care. 
  • Quality Care Resources
  • Ray Hickey Hospice House 
  • ​Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Oxygen Center
    • Wound Healing Center with a focus on completing patient assessment of systemic and local factors affecting wound healing, wound cleansing and topical treatment, wound debridement and extensive patient education.