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Student Nurse Academy (SNA) - Fall 2023 Internship Program

This program is a hands-on, paid opportunity for nursing students to begin building relationships with our nursing staff and leadership. 
Benefits of the Program

  • Academy student nurses will have secured temporary employment with more hours during the summer months and limited hours during the school semesters. 
  • Flexible scheduling during the summer and school year – day, evening, night, and weekend shifts available.
  • Financial compensation with rates that increase as the student progresses through the program.
  • If the student is offered and accepts a Nursing Graduate position, they will accrue seniority and PTO (Paid Time Off) rates based on time period in the academy.
  • Students gain experience with patients before clinical rotations, increase comfort level with being in the hospital setting and become confident with basic skills including communicating with treatment team and patients, monitoring vital signs and other duties delegated by licensed RN staff.  
  • Academy students build relationships with Deaconess staff and make key connections with nursing leadership.
  • Students enrolled in the Student Nurse Academy are eligible for our Student Nurse Academy scholarship once they accept a Nursing Graduate role for after graduation. 

Campus placements include: Deaconess Midtown Hospital, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Deaconess Cross Pointe, Deaconess Henderson Hospital, Deaconess Gibson and Deaconess Union County Hospital. 

Summary of the Role
The Student Nurse Academy training program requires the direct supervision of the RN preceptor working with the Academy Student Nurse. The intent of this Student Nurse Academy Program is to create a learning environment for the Academy Student Nurse to experience an introduction to highly complex patient care within a nursing care delivery system, promoting role development of the Academy Student Nurse.

The Academy Student Nurse is responsible for completing tasks under the direct supervision of the RN for the delivery of task-based nursing care by meeting the comfort, hygiene and safety needs of patients in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Demonstration of growth and development of knowledge and skills to provide care to all patients is required.
Academy Student Nurses must be able to successfully complete job specific orientation, competencies, and meet/exceed evaluation standards as defined.

Hours for the Fall 2023 session are 4 to 16 hours per two-week pay period, but we offer flexibility on when you can fulfill those hours. The session will begin July 31st and end October 22nd. 
Opportunities for more hours are available. 
Upon hire, candidates for the Student Nurse Academy Program must provide confirmation of the following:

  • Good standing and current enrollment in an accredited (ACEN, CCNE, or AACN) RN school of nursing
  • Must have completed at least one semester of nursing clinicals in accredited nursing program
  • GPA of 3.0 preferred, but not required