This presentation describes the clinical community experiences offered throughout several nursing programs, strategies for determining community based clinical sites and the benefit of facilitating the evolution of the student’s cognitive and affective qualities through the use of this variety of nontraditional settings. Designs for assessing the local community strengths and weaknesses as well as networking and informal site procurement efforts are addressed. The relationship between course requirements and subsequent student volunteer and charitable activities is explored. Approaches to formulating clinical objectives that address demographic and regional patient representation with progressive complexity throughout the curriculum are explained. The importance of understanding and interpreting your state’s requirements and definition of nursing care delivery in clinical education will be emphasized.