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  1. Lindell, Deborah DNP, MSN, CNE, ANEF
  2. Koppelman, Catherine MSN, NEA-BC
  3. Marchi, Nadine DNP, MSN, CNE, CCRN


Through clinical immersion experiences (IEs), prelicensure nursing students work with a registered nurse preceptor to experience their schedule and patient assignment. IEs can have advantages for the practice and academic partners and individual students. However, there are also challenges to providing IEs, particularly for healthcare organizations. Collaborative planning and results are reported of a promising IE model, the hybrid immersion experience, which addressed the disadvantages and resulted in positive outcomes for all stakeholders.