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Registered Nursing Students Summer Internship Program 

CentraCare Health offers summer internship programs for registered nursing students. Learn more about each below.

 

St. Cloud Hospital Program

Program Objectives

During this internship, the student will:

  • Utilize the nursing process to provide safe patient care.
  • Enhance prioritization, organization and time management skills in the delivery of nursing care.
  • Complete reports and assessments and collect data in a timely manner to the appropriate clinical site staff.
  • Document patient care provided accurately and completely and consistent with clinical site protocols.
  • Enhance communication skills with patients, families, coworkers and other members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrate accountability for nursing actions consistent with professional standards.
  • Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development.

Description

Under the supervision and delegation of the RN, and as a nursing student enrolled in an academic program, precepted interns will be allowed to perform those tasks/duties with which they have become familiar (via theory) and performed (via clinical) thus far during their nursing education. The nurse intern will work with the preceptor in learning to work with a team caring for groups of patients. Specific nursing procedures that are allowed are identified through an orientation process. This is a paid summer internship.

Length of Program

This program requires your participation for the entire 10 weeks, except in emergency or illness situations. Any exceptions or special circumstances must be discussed during the interview process. The internship begins in early June and is completed in August.

Eligibility

Only active students that are enrolled in a Baccalaureate Degree Nursing program between Junior and Senior year are eligible for this program. All students must be enrolled in an academic course entitled "Internship" (or comparable title) while participating in the program.

Hours

Full time hours are scheduled (72-80) per two weeks as dictated by unit scheduling policies. Units vary in hours offered with some offering 8 hours, 12 hours and 8/12 combinations. Weekends are scheduled as every other or every third based on your preceptor’s schedule.

Application Process

Information about the application process for the 2015 program will be posted by Nov. 1, 2014.

CentraCare Health - Long Prairie Program

The nurse intern functions under the supervision and delegation of the Registered Nurse and as a nursing student enrolled in an academic program. 

The precepted interns will be allowed to perform those tasks/duties with which they have become familiar (via theory) and performed (via clinical) thus far during their nursing education. The nurse intern will work with the preceptor in learning to work with a team caring for groups of patients.

Specific nursing procedures that are allowed are indentified through the orientation process. This is an eight week paid summer internship and requires your participation for the entire eight weeks except in emergency or illness situations. Any exceptions or special circumstances must be discussed during the interview process. 

The internship begins in early June and is completed in late July. Only active students enrolled in an accredited nursing program between their Junior and Senior year are eligible for this program. All Students must be in an academic course entitled “internship” (or comparable title) while participating in the program.  Full time hours are scheduled 64-80 per two weeks.  Hours vary with the offering of some 8 hours and some 12 hour shifts.  Weekends are scheduled as every other or every third based on your preceptor’s schedule. 

Student Nurse Intern Job Description (PDF)

Student Nurse Intern Information Sheet (PDF)

Application Process

Please complete an online application:

CentraCare Health online application - Search "Job Category: Nursing" and "Location: Long Prairie."

The application deadline is Dec. 6, 2013. If you are accepted for an interview, you will be notified by telephone or by mail. 

If you have further questions, please contact: 

Donna Bartels, RN, BSN, PHN
Nurse Education
CentraCare Health -Long Prairie
320-732-7273
bartelsd@centracare.com

 
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