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  • School of Nursing
    Main Campus

  • Harrisburg Campus

    • 3800 Vartan Way
    • Harrisburg, PA 17110-9742
    • tel: 717-541-1947

Experiential Learning, Nursing

Widener prelicensure students have the opportunity to learn from clinical nurse experts in metropolitan-area hospitals, long-term-care facilities, community health centers, schools, and in the School of Nursing’s state-of-the art Center for Simulation and Computerized Testing. Students benefit from low faculty-to-student ratios (1-to-8) and one-on-one training expert advanced practice nurse preceptors across the region, creating an opportunity for individualized learning on all levels. 

nursing simulation labCenter for Simulation and Computerized Testing

A state-of-the-art simulation center provides students the opportunity to learn in an environment that offers realistic clinical experiences through the use of interactive technology and high- and low-fidelity simulations.



nurses assessing sim childClinical Experiences

As nursing is both a science and an art, clinical experiences provide the backdrop in which students master their skills. From the prelicensure student to the experienced RN returning for a master’s degree, the clinical experience affords students the opportunity to develop as professionals, refining their skills while addressing the biopsychosocial needs of those we serve. Students practice in a variety of settings including long-term care, acute care, outpatient, and in the community.

nurses in clinicCommunity Partnerships

Community engagement is an important value of Widener University and the School of Nursing. Partnerships with community agencies allow students and faculty to assist in meeting the real-world, health-related needs of our community. In working with our partners, students can see the impact of nursing in action.