Quote from tookewlandy
Aren't Chamberlin and Deaconess the same thing???
Quote from hospitalstaph
Yes they are. I have heard that it is difficult to set up your own clinicals but I am sure that this varies by location.
Yes, they are. I provided both link so everyone could ge the full background info.
Clincials do take some work to get set up locally. The school has a clinical liason that will help you secure spots with a hospital in your area, but you must do the leg work and be proactive. They will provide a lengthy and detailed contract both you and the facility must agree to.
You contract with the facility for a preceptorship, where you rotate through different nursing departments in the hospital, using nurses and the hospital's head nurse educator to provide you with an extensive clinical training.
You can try to make the clinical situation work to your advantage. Contact that local hospital with all you documents about the school. Try to work out a situation with hospital were you agree to consider them for employment after graduation if they provide you with a nurse preceptor for clinicals during the progam.
Since the OP says he/she worked for a "national healthcare company" if that company is a hosptial/hospital chain, they might have an "in" with regards to clinical.
Look for posts by opalm, monab or cbarrnett here on allnurses about Deconness/Chamberlain. The program has it's pros and cons.