Student Nurse Information

Northwestern Memorial provides numerous opportunities for nursing students to be part of a knowledgeable and caring team of healthcare professionals who are committed to providing exceptional patient care. We currently have affiliations with 12 schools of nursing for clinical rotations and clinical role transition experiences. We also offer a student nurse externship which is a competitive summer experience open to any nursing student.

Student Nurse Internship (SNI) Program

The Northwestern Memorial student nurse internship (SNI) program is an intensive, eight-week summer program during which 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 interns 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. Hours during the school year will be flexible to accommodate the SNI's academic schedule.

Student nurse interns will receive a competitive salary and they will have the option of flexible hours to accommodate their academic schedules. 

Program Structure

Start date: June 10, 2013
End date: August 2, 2013

Schedules

Student nurse interns will work the day shift in either eight- 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 nurse interns.

Eligibility

You must:

  • Be enrolled full time in an accredited baccalaureate nursing program
  • Be entering your final year of your BSN program with graduation expected by  Spring of the following year
  • Provide a reference letter from a Clinical Faculty Member
  • Have a valid CPR card

Please Note: Preference will be given to candidates who have not done a previous clinical rotation at Northwestern Memorial.

Student nurse applications are generally available at the start of the calendar year. To start a job search, enter "SNI" in the Keyword Search of our job search tool.

Clinical Rotation Experience

Clinical Rotation Experience Clinical rotation experiences are offered to nursing students attending one of Northwestern Memorial’s affiliated schools of nursing. During the clinical rotation experience, students work under the direction of a clinical instructor and alongside Northwestern Memorial nurses to develop critical thinking skills, hone technical skills and learn how to prioritize care.

This is an unpaid student experience.

Clinical Role Transition (CRT) Experience

The Clinical Role Transition (CRT) experience is a six to eight week program provided to senior nursing students attending one of Northwestern Memorial’s affiliated schools of nursing. During the CRT experience, students work one-on-one with a nursing 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.

At the end of the eight-week program, nurse externs will receive a formal evaluation, and if they qualify, be considered for future employment pending open positions.

This is an unpaid student experience.