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Student/Graduate Nurse Program

This program is designed for student nurses as early as their first semester in the nursing program. As a student progresses through school and develops knowledge and skills, they are given the opportunity to enhance their technical skills with equipment and procedures as well as care for the patients in a hospital setting by working in a preceptor environment under the direct supervision of experienced registered nurses.

Available clinical areas include:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Post-Acute
  • Critical Care
  • Post-Surgical / Pediatrics
  • Emergency Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Medical
  • Women & Infant Services

Nursing Student Opportunities

Benefits of the Program

  • Scheduling is flexible, and time off is granted as requested during the semesters, while meeting the required hours of the program.
  • Student/Graduate Nurse positions include financial compensation, and the pay rates increase as students progress through the program. Benefits available as applicable.
  • Students gain experience with patients before clinical rotations, become confident with basic skills, and increase their comfort level in the hospital setting.
  • Students build relationships with staff within Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center and make key connections with nursing leadership.

I - Student Nurse Extern

For current students actively enrolled in an RN program who have completed one semester of clinical in an RN program Functions in patient care role. The extern will begin to develop time management skills, and learn fall risk, pressure injury prevention, and foley catheter and drain care.

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II Summer Nurse Extern

For students who have completed at least two semesters of clinical in an RN program. This position is considered an on-call, temporary externship. Under the direct supervision of an RN preceptor, the student summer nurse extern will develop and refine technical skills guided by the skills checklist, assist with development of plan of care and patient education, and participate in quality improvement activities. Eight- week program consisting of 40 hours per two-week pay period. Existing employees have the opportunity to work additional hours as an extern. Interested individuals need to apply for this position and interview. A maximum of 10 students will be accepted. Please complete applications online at www.mhhcc.org.

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III Student Nurse Intern

For students in their final two semesters of an RN program. Under the direct supervision of an RN preceptor, the student nurse intern will develop and refine technical skills guided by the skills checklist, refine critical thinking skills, participate in coordination of care including discharge planning, and participate in medication management. Consists of 16 hours per two-week pay period. Interested individuals need to apply for this position and interview. A maximum of 10 students will be accepted. Please complete applications online at www.mhhcc.org.

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IV Graduate Nurse Resident

For students who have graduated, but not yet passed the NCLEX exam. Upon licensure, title will change to RN while continuing in orientation. Students who are offered this position begin orientation under the direct supervision of an RN on the nursing unit in which they were hired to work after receiving Indiana RN licensure. In the first year as a NR/RN, the individual will attend the Nurse Onboarding for Success sessions to help with the transition from student to professional nurse. Once through the individualized orientation, the new RN is well-prepared as a new professional nurse. The Nurse Resident role transitions into a full-time/part-time/PRN clinical nurse position.

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Nursing Benefits

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* Procedures that externs/interns and graduate nurse residents cannot perform include obtaining/administering blood, obtaining consents, initiating or updating Care Plans, or accepting physician orders.