Student Nurse Internship

2012 Student Nurse Internship The Northwestern Memorial Student Nurse Internship Program offers student nurses the opportunity to be part of a knowledgeable and caring team of healthcare professionals who are committed to providing Exceptional Patient Care.

During the intensive eight-week summer program, student nurses partner with a nurse preceptor to develop critical thinking skills, hone technical skills and learn how to prioritize care. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in classroom learning sessions and Grand Rounds within specialized clinical areas.

Candidates must be able to commit to an eight-week summer program and to continued employment at Northwestern Memorial until they graduate. At the end of the eight-week program, nurse externs will receive a formal evaluation and if they qualify an employment offer to continue working at Northwestern Memorial until they transition into a staff nurse role.

Student nurse interns will receive the competitive salary of $15.00 per hour, and they will have the option of flexible hours to accommodate their academic schedules.

Program Structure

Student nurse interns will participate in hospital orientation as well as Student Nurse Internship orientation.


Student nurse interns will work the day shift in either 8- or 12-hour shifts. They typically work every other weekend, and they do not work holidays. No overtime will be scheduled for or expected of students.


You must:

  • Be enrolled full time in an accredited baccalaureate nursing program
  • Provide a school transcript from the nursing program you are enrolled in
  • Be entering your final year of your BSN program with graduation expected by May or June, 2013
  • Provide a reference letter from a Clinical Faculty Member
  • Have a valid CPR card

Please Note: Preference will be given to applicants from colleges outside the local area who do not have an opportunity to be exposed to NMH through clinical rotations at local colleges.

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