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Ecumen Scholars Application

Are you a BSN student at a Minnesota college? You can apply for the Leadership Fellowship Program and/or Internship Program as part of your Ecumen Scholars application.

Are you earning your associate degree? You can apply for the Internship Program as part of your Ecumen Scholars application.

Leadership Fellowship Program

This premier leadership program builds an extensive clinical and leadership foundation for nursing students through rotational experiences within geriatric health care services. Fellows increase general leadership capability through a wide range of experiences, while gaining well-rounded knowledge of Ecumen’s business.

What You Will Gain

  • Multi-dimensional personal development achieved through experiential learning, classroom training, leadership development, and offsite experiences
  • Exposure to Ecumen leaders with mentorship, leadership coaching, and professional development
  • Supportive and collaborative community of peers
  • Engagement with residents in senior care communities

Requirements

Ideal candidates have a passion for administering quality health care to seniors. The program is offered in two locations: Ecumen Pathstone Living in Mankato, MN and Ecumen Lakeshore Duluth, MN for three weeks in June 2018. You must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a Minnesota nursing baccalaureate program leading to RN licensure
  • Have completed two semesters in the nursing program, including the fundamentals course work
  • Be able to commit to a three-week program in June 2018
  • Verify you are in good academic standing in your nursing education program
  • Have attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or greater on a 4.0 scale, verified by unofficial transcript

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I be notified if I’ve been accepted into the program?
All applicants will be notified before March 31, 2018.

Is the Fellowship paid?
Participants who successfully complete all requirements will receive a $3,000 stipend.

Does Ecumen provide housing or transportation?
Ecumen does not provide housing or transportation for fellows. The stipend that fellows are paid is to help defray costs for this educational and training experience.

Do Fellows get jobs at the end of the summer Fellowship Program?
Fellows 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.

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Internship Program

This program is ideal for student nurses who currently are enrolled in a Minnesota Nursing Program (baccalaureate or associate degree) and have an interest in working in senior health 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

  • Clinical, technical and therapeutic communication skills needed for senior care
  • Critical thinking skills to identify possible causes and warning signs of health decline in seniors with health risk factors and related diagnosis
  • Insight through mentoring from a Nurse Preceptor
  • Understanding of the roles of primary physicians in collaboration with nursing staff to prevent a health crisis event and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations
  • Understanding of rehabilitative and restorative therapies offered to seniors
  • Assisting in the development of individualized care plans to support and maintain seniors’ highest level of functioning and wellbeing
  • Understanding of family roles and dynamics that can impact senior care
  • Knowledge of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to manage pain

Requirements

The program provides up to 50 internships to RN and LPN students. Internships are available year round and must be completed by September 30, 2018. Internships require a minimum of 80 hours and are scheduled to match student and site availability. You must:

  • Be enrolled in a Minnesota nursing program, preparing for licensure as a registered nurse or practical nurse
  • Have completed two semesters of clinical nursing experience and successfully completed the Fundamentals of Nursing Course(s) prior to the internship
  • Have a satisfactory academic record

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the internship paid?
Participants who successfully complete all requirements will receive a $1,500 stipend.

Where are the participating sites?
View participating sites here.

Does Ecumen provide housing or transportation?
Ecumen does not provide housing or transportation for interns 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 interns get jobs at the end of the health internship?
Interns 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 health internship?
Ecumen encourages students to pursue academic credit for their internship (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 internship so necessary adjustments can be made to the internship experience (if possible) in order to meet all requirements of credit-granting institution.

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