Nurse Anesthesia Program Clinical Internships

Clinical internships begin the first semester and advance throughout the program. The primary clinical site is Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, a 1,061-bed level-one trauma center in Royal Oak, Michigan. In 2004, the hospital completed a major expansion project, and became the first Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence in Michigan. In 2009, Beaumont Royal Oak announced the formation of Beaumont Children's Hospital and in 2010, the hospital performed over 47,000 surgical cases.

The clinical education at Beaumont offers 14 surgical specialties including cardiovascular, pediatric, thoracic and vascular surgery. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs requires a minimum of 550 cases. Students attending the Oakland University - Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Program average over 850 cases.

In addition to the Royal Oak campus, the Oakland University-Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Program also has access to the Beaumont Health System Troy and Grosse Pointe campuses as well as 24 affiliate sites. Full-time distance education classes are attended using video conferencing via the Tandberg Education System for students in Kalamazoo, Marquette and Petoskey. The program also enrolls students for the Toledo, Ohio clinical placement. These students attend class at the Royal Oak campus but the majority of the clinical rotations are done in Toledo, Ohio.