How many hours do I need to spend in my agency?

At least 100 hours

Where have students completed their practicum in the past?

Previous local placements have included:

  • Open Door Clinic
  • Alamance County Health Department
  • Healthy Alamance
  • Planned Parenthood
  • CrossRoads
  • Family Abuse Services

Previous online placements have included:

  • National Healthy Start Foundation
  • Visiting Nurses Association
  • Planned Parenthood

May I take other courses during practicum?


I already completed the practicum application but have changed my mind about when I plan to take practicum. Will I need to complete the application again?

No. However, you must notify the practicum instructor of your plans so your application can be forwarded to the proper term.

What kind of academic work will I need to complete?

You will need to develop your own field study plan, write several papers and complete a comprehensive final exam.

When are applications due?

If I have requested a local placement, when will I be notified?

How are local placements made?

The practicum instructor will review your application and pay attention to your learning interests. All attempts will be made to align your interests with a corresponding agency. However, it is not possible to guarantee you will be placed in your first choice placement due to agency constraints.

My agency requires a background check. How do I obtain one?

Email Dr. Jana Lynn Patterson as soon as you learn of this requirement

My agency requires a TB test. How do I obtain one?

Contact the health center.