Nurse Internship Program

2017 Student Nurse Internship Program

We are no longer accepting applications for this program. The application period closed December 16th, 2016.

Contact the Human Resources Service Center at 612-873-4748 for more information about this program.

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The Student Nurse Internship Program allows students to gain experience in the clinical setting. The primary focus is educational—assisting the student nurse to prepare for a position as a graduate nurse. The intern may care for patients ranging in age from newborn to elderly, dependent on the unit assigned. This is a 10-week program, 64 hours per two-week pay period.

Duties of this position

Under the supervision of an RN Preceptor, the duties of this position are to:

  • Hone your nursing assessment skills.
  • Perform treatments and procedures such as dressing changes, blood glucose testing, tube feedings, etc.
  • Administer medications including hanging certain IV’s based on student nurse intern restricted activities list and unit specific policies.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of care plans and patient education.
  • Assist with the collection of physical and psychosocial data.
  • Collaborate with health care team developing and implementing individual plans of care and patient education.
  • Collaborate with the RN in conducting admission interviews, transferring and discharging patients with RN co-signature.
  • Assume responsibility for documenting the cares, medications and treatments provided in the patient medical record.
  • Assist physicians and nurses with medical/surgical procedures.
  • Increase your critical thinking skills, and working with health care professionals to provide interdisciplinary care.

Requirements

The qualifications and requirements for this position include:

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  • Successful completion of junior year of a baccalaureate nursing degree program.
  • Must be available to work at least 64 hours per two-week pay period on the shifts your assigned RN preceptor is scheduled - which may include rotating shifts and weekends but not including holidays.
  • Enrollment in a clinical internship course offered by your School of Nursing, or ability to successfully register for a class in Minnesota, per the Minnesota Board of Nursing, if selected for an internship.
  • Submission of a complete online application and application document packet by the submission deadline.
  • Must include in the Additional Document Packet 1 professional reference from a clinical instructor.
  • Please Note: external applicants selected for an interview with Hennepin County Medical Center must provide data for a Criminal Background Study. Offers of employment from Hennepin County Medical Center are conditional and contingent upon successful completion of all background studies.

How to apply

You must apply online to the Job Opening ID# 162452 and PRINT and SUBMIT the following documents (Additional Document Packet) by the closing date to be considered for a 2017 Student Nurse Internship:

The following forms and materials are needed to apply for this job opening:

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  • Standard HCMC Online Application (View Job ID# 162452)
  • Cover Letter: Why are you applying for an internship at HCMC and how does HCMC stand out amongst the rest of the hospitals? Why should we hire you for a student RN internship?
  • Professional Resume
  • Copy of Transcripts (through spring/summer); fall transcripts will be required if asked to interview
  • Reference Sheets (from a clinical instructor)

Send all application materials to:
Hennepin County Medical Center Human Resources
ATTN: Student Nurse Internship
701 Park Ave, Mail code: LSB3
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Additional Application Information

Application packet materials will be reviewed and invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of your cover letter, education, experience and interests.

Student nurse interns will be expected to work the same shift as their RN preceptor which could include rotating shifts and every other weekend. Please let us know of any barriers that would prevent you from meeting this expectation.

Please Note: External applicants selected for an interview with Hennepin County Medical Center must provide data for a Criminal Background Study. Offers of employment from Hennepin County Medical Center are conditional and contingent upon successful completion of all background studies.

Hennepin County Medical Center recognizes that diversity enriches the workplace and encourages individuals with bilingual and/or bicultural skills/experience to apply for positions for which they meet the qualifications. If you need assistance with the application process, please contact the Human Resources Service Center at 612-873-4748.