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Human Resources Service Center
612-873-2277

Student Nurse Internship Program

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:

  • Successful completion of junior year of a baccalaureate nursing degree program by June 1, 2014.
  • 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 on-line application and application document packet by the December 6th, 2013 submission deadline
  • Must include in the Additional Document Packet two professional references from faculty members, one should be from a clinical instructor and the other can be from a clinical instructor, other nursing faculty, or a supervisor if you have a health-related job.
  • 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

Application materials must be submitted by Friday, December 6th, 2013. Materials sent by U.S. mail must be postmarked no later than 12/06/13 to be considered.

The Student Nurse Intern functions under the supervision of a Registered Nurse which will allow him/her 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, beginning June 2nd, 2014 and ending August 8th, 2014.

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

  • Standard HCMC Online Application (View Job ID# 10851)
  • Nursing Online Application (PDF, Fill out and print)
  • 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 2013); fall transcripts will be required if asked to interview
  • Reference Sheets (one should be from a clinical instructor and the other can be from clinical instructor or faculty member or a supervisor if you have a health-related job)

Send all application materials to:
Hennepin County Medical Center Human Resources
ATTN: 2014 Student Nurse Internship
701 Park Ave, Mail code: LSB3
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Application & Selection Schedule

   
December 06, 2013 Application deadline
December/January Application materials will be reviewed
January/February 2014 Interviews will be conducted for top candidates
February 10th, 2014 Offers will be made
February 21st, 2014 Deadline for students to accept/decline offers
June 2nd – August 10th, 2014 10 week internship begins and ends
   

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 612-873-2277.

Trauma and Critical Care Series

Download the Trauma and Critical Care Schedule (PDF)

The Trauma and Critical Care Series (TRA-CCS) is a monthly, live web-based nursing education series provided by Trauma & Critical Care Services at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Purpose:
Improve patient outcomes by disseminating the latest trends in trauma, emergency and critical care to nurses and health care providers across the region.

Dates/Times:
Live 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 0725-0825 in RL.110 at Hennepin County Medical Center Web cast live or via linkage for 2 weeks after the presentation to receive contact hours. Links will be kept open for 6 months for viewing.

Registration:
Register to have the series by e-mail on a monthly or yearly basis sent to your work or home e-mail address. Link will be sent week of presentation to the e-mail address provided.

Send new registration information to Karie Pearce at karie.pearce@hcmed.org or fax:612-904-4245 for this option.

Contact Hours:
This activity was designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements for 1.2 contact hours (50 Minutes) of continuing nursing education. Certificates will be sent upon completion of a session evaluation and post test. Webcast can be viewed after the live cast and contact hours will be provided after completion of the evaluation and post test.


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 612-873-2277.