Clinical Scholars Program

Bachelor Degree Nursing Students
Welcome! Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) serves as a public health clinical placement site for nursing students pursuing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees from various local and national colleges and universities of nursing.  

Advanced Degree Nursing Students
TCHD also provides limited clinical placements for nursing students working towards advanced level graduate degrees including Master of Science in Nursing (MS or MSN), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNP), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).  

Placement Requirements
In order to gain acceptance for placement in the Clinical Scholar program, the degree program must be accredited by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and have an active and current affiliation agreement on file with TCHD.  
 
Who are the Clinical Scholars?
The clinical scholars and preceptors at TCHD are Baccalaureate or higher-level prepared public health nurses who work within their specialized nursing program(s) while hosting nursing students to provide a wide range of experience in public health nursing with valuable, hands-on instruction and mentoring.

Click on the Staff Directory link to the right to learn more about the Clinical Scholars.