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Nursing Clinical Sites

ESU nursing students have access to several clinical sites

Nursing Clinical Sites

Newman Regional Health, 1201 West 12th, Emporia KS

Newman Regional Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital. The hospital provides a wide range of medical and surgical services such as women's services, critical care, level II nursery, 24-hour emergency services, sleep center, wound care, outpatient services, cancer treatment, and hospice services. Newman Regional Health has a history of support for nursing education. A hospital-based diploma nursing program closed in 1993 and now the hospital gives its full support to the baccalaureate program offered through Emporia State University.

Camp Wood, Elmdale KS

Camp Wood is a YMCA facility located approximately 35 miles from Emporia. Approximately 60-65 campers are at the camp on a weekly basis. Camp Wood provides learning opportunities for students enrolled in the NU407 Practicum: Camp Nursing elective course. Students are able to staff the nurses' quarters, administer medications, and attend many of the camp activities.

Central Care Cancer Center, Emporia KS

This is a full-service cancer center located in Emporia, KS. Central Care Cancer Center provides learning opportunities for students enrolled in adult health courses.

Coffey County Hospital, Burlington KS This 36-bed acute care facility is located in nearby Burlington, Kansas, approximately 42 miles from Emporia. Coffey Health System is utilized for student learning experiences for adult health nursing courses and senior capstone course experiences.

Colmery O-Neil Veterans Hospital, Topeka KS

Students go to the veteran’s hospital for the psychiatric/mental health nursing clinical experience. This facility is located approximately 55 miles from Emporia and provides a census with a wide variety of psychiatric mental health conditions. Students participate in one-on-one interaction, group therapy, team meetings, and activity therapies.

Emporia Day Care Center III, Emporia KS

The Emporia Day Care Center III agency provides students with excellent learning experiences. In addition to opportunities to work with newborns, children from culturally diverse backgrounds and children with special needs, the student nurses participate in the routine cares provided the children. Students also evaluate the developmental progression of the children and identify developmentally appropriate play activities and stimuli for the children.

Emporia Presbyterian Manor, Emporia KS

Emporia Presbyterian Manor is a continuing care retirement community providing several levels of living for the older adult client. These levels of living include: independent living, assisted living, and nursing facility care. This clinical facility is a part of the Presbyterian Manors of Mid America. The facility offers students a wide variety of experiences in gerontological nursing.

Flint Hills Care Center, Inc., Emporia KS

The Flint Hills Care Center (formerly Vintage Manor) is a progressive, well organized, long-term adult care facility with multiple client programs and services. This clinical facility offers students a variety of learning experiences in nursing foundations and basic skills as well as medication administration.

Flint Hills Community Health Center, Emporia KS

The purpose of the Flint Hills Community Health Center is to promote wellness, prevent disease, and provide early intervention. This clinical facility offers students opportunities to care for individuals and families through the immunization clinics, family planning clinic, maternal and infant care programs, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. The health department has a primary care clinic that provides basic health care for adults and children including physical examinations and treatment of minor illnesses. Students also experience the relationship between community health nursing and environmental health.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence, KS

Lawrence Memorial Hospital provides clinical experiences for nursing students. Founded in 1921, LMH is 173-bed hospital located in Lawrence, KS. Through the years, hospital additions have been built and healthcare services have expanded, a trend that continues today. In March 2009, LMH completed a three-year $45 million expansion which included new facilities for Emergency and Surgery and additional space for Maternity, Intensive Care and Critical Care. A new 18-bed wing was added which allowed the hospital to convert semi-private patient rooms to all private.

Lyon County Jail, Emporia KS

This facility is utilized as a practicum site for senior level nursing students for a community-based practice experience. Correctional nursing focuses on health for incarcerated individuals. Students participate in coordinating the immediate or long-term health needs of incarcerated individuals with the issue of public safety. In addition, they perform assessments, administer medications, and develop and implement health teaching in a unique atmosphere with other multi-discipline health care providers.

Memorial Hospital, Abilene, KS Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Abilene, KS, approximately 80 miles from Emporia. It has served people in the Dickinson County area since 1922 and prides itself on the quality care its staff provides. Memorial Hospital provides a wide array of clinical experiences for nursing students.

Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan KS

Mercy Regional Health Center, a part of Via Christi Health, is an acute care facility licensed to operate 150 beds in two facilities offering a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical services. Students participate in learning experiences with a diverse population of clients in the medical unit, surgical unit, obstetrical unit, urgent care unit, emergency department, and the intensive care unit. Mercy is located approximately 75 miles from Emporia.

Morris County Hospital and Health Department, Council Grove KS Morris County Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) located in Council Grove, Kansas approximately 40 miles from Emporia. Senior nursing students have opportunities to care for all ages, newborn to elderly. At Morris County Health Department, senior level nursing students have learning opportunities specific to the care of aggregates and communities. This facility provides professional public health nursing service, including immunizations, WIC nutrition program, family planning, nursing clinics, child care facilities, education, environmental health services, senior services, and home and community-based services.

Emporia Christian School, Emporia KS

This site affords students opportunities to participate in a "mass" school screening program. Students participate in scoliosis, vision, hearing, and growth and development screenings and gain information on organization and preparation of mass screens. Students also receive experience in documenting and analyzing findings, making referrals, and setting up a mechanism for follow-up of identified health risks and problems.

Saint Luke's South Hospital, Overland Park, KS

Saint Luke's South Hospital, located approximately 100 miles from Emporia, is a comprehensive health care facility serving Johnson County, KS, and surrounding communities. The state-of-the-art, 125-bed acute care hospital features 24-hour emergency services, complete inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing, a spacious Birth & Women's Center with Level IIIa neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation serves, and physician offices integrated within the facility for optimal patient experience. St. Luke's South Hospital provides a wide array of experiences for nursing students.

Stormont Vail HealthCare, Topeka KS

Stormont Vail HealthCare (Stormont Vail Regional Health Center and Cotton O'Neil Clinics) is utilized to provide students opportunities to care for clients across the lifespan. Stormont Vail is a 586-bed acute care referral center in Northeast Kansas approximately 60 miles from Emporia.

Student Health Services, Emporia State University, Emporia KS Students work with RNs and APRNs who provide cares to college students who seek health services at the university's student health services department.

Unified School Districts #252 and #253, Emporia and South Lyon County KS Public school systems provide nursing students an opportunity to see the role of the school nurse and to observe the reactions of mostly well children to minor and chronic illnesses and the treatments rendered. Students gain practice in assessing minor illnesses and injuries in and in assisting in vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings. Immunization schedules are also reviewed.

Wesley Medical Center, Wichita KS

The Wesley Medical Center pediatric unit is utilized to provide students opportunities to care for children and families with a wide variety of needs and illnesses. Students have opportunities to work with advanced practice nurses and clinical nurse specialists in the pediatric intensive care unit. This facility is located in Wichita approximately 80 miles from Emporia.

Observation Experiences

A number of local agencies and institutions provide observational experiences for nursing students, including the Fresenius Renal Care Group, Emporia Recreation Center, Tyson Fresh Meats, and the Special Education Coop.