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This program is ideal for student nurses who currently are enrolled in a Minnesota nursing program and have an interest in working in community based senior care. Student nurses must have successfully completed their school’s fundamental nursing course. Student interns will develop knowledge and practice in senior care that promotes an exceptional patient experience by job shadowing an experienced nursing professional, who will provide the support and guidance needed to grow professionally.
What you will gain
The program provides externships to RN and PN students. Externships are available year round and must be completed by September 30, 2018. Externships require a minimum of 40 hours and are scheduled to match student and site availability.
Is the externship paid?
Participants who successfully complete all requirements will receive a $1,000 stipend.
Where are the participating sites?
View participating sites here.
Does Ecumen provide housing or transportation?
Ecumen does not provide housing or transportation for externs to move to the site/city where they are placed. The stipend that interns are paid is to help defray costs for this educational and training experience.
Do externs get jobs at the end of the externship?
Externs may be hired on a full-time or part-time basis upon completion of their education. However, there is no guarantee of a job. The decision is the sole discretion of the placement organization based on current need.
Can I get academic credit for my internship?
Ecumen encourages students to pursue academic credit for their externship (independent study, summer course units, etc.) However, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain all necessary information regarding prerequisites and conditions for receiving academic credit. In addition, the student must provide all appropriate documents to Ecumen prior to the externship so necessary adjustments can be made to the externship experience (if possible) in order to meet all requirements of credit-granting institution