Clinical rotations begin the second semester and advance throughout the program. The primary clinical site is Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, a 1,131-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 most recently, in 2020, the hospital performed more 16, 484 inpatient and 32,308 outpatient surgeries.
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 650 cases for all students matriculating into an accredited program on or after January 1, 2022. Students from the Oakland University - Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia class of 2021 had an average of 1, 044 cases at graduation. In addition to the Royal Oak campus, the Program also has access to the Beaumont hospitals in Troy, Grosse Pointe, Farmington Hills and more than 30 affiliate sites. Students at distance campuses can connect to the classroom on Royal Oak, Beaumont’s campus via video conferencing equipment. Distance campuses are located in Kalamazoo, Marquette and Petoskey, MI. The program also enrolls a Toledo, Ohio cohort. These students attend class at the Royal Oak campus, but the majority of the clinical rotations are done in Toledo, Ohio.