Nursing Students

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Nursing students are able to learn more about their chosen career by observing and working with the nurses at Catholic Health hospitals.

If you are a clinical coordinator and need to arrange placement for your students, click here to visit our School Faculty section.

Shadowing Experiences

The shadowing work experience is a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest to the student. Students witness firsthand the work environment, employability and occupational skills in practice, the value of professional training and potential career options. Job shadowing is designed to increase career awareness, help model student behavior through examples and reinforce the student link between classroom learning and work requirements. Job shadowing is limited in that it allows students to observe only; direct work experience, responsibility and skills are not acquired.

Request Placement

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Requirements Prior to Start of Clinical Rotation

Before starting your clinical rotation, students are required to:

  1. Review our Nursing Policies and Procedures (on the Required Materials page)
  2. Review the Self-learning Packet (on the Required Materials page).

  3. Learn our technology systems

  4. After the above materials are reviewed, complete the Student Orientation Documentation Form (on the Required Materials page).

Summer Internship - Undergraduate Seniors

Are you a junior going into your senior year of nursing school attending a New York State College or University?* Catholic Health is offering a limited number of paid summer internships for students in a baccalaureate nursing program.

If you carry a GPA of 3.5 in your Nursing classes and 3.0 overall you should consider applying for this awesome opportunity.

What You'll Gain from the Summer Student Nurse Internship

8 - Week Paid Internship Prepare for the real work of professional nursing. This full time paid internship will begin on Monday June 12th and end on Saturday August 5th 2017
Professional Nurse Preceptor Collaborate with your nurse preceptor to provide evidence-based care to patients.
Supervised Clinical Experience Expand your organizational, time management, prioritization, and critical thinking skills while enhancing clinical skills.
Professional Development Concentrate on your professional growth and development while networking with your peers and nursing leaders at Catholic Health.
Future Opportunities Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your professionalism, enthusiasm, and clinical skills to potential employers.

Again this year we are also looking for students who are seriously interested in pursuing a career as a critical care nurse to apply for the Pathway to Critical Care Summer Internship. You must attend either the University of Buffalo, D’Youville College, or Niagara University and be committed to stay in the Buffalo area. This unique opportunity is designed specifically for high performing students looking to enter into a critical care position straight out of college. Please indicate your interest in this program on your application.

Unique Pathway to Critical Care Summer Internship

Critical Care Clinical Experience Internships offered in Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, Open Heart Unit and Emergency Department.
Didactic Critical Care Supplement Local University Instructor provides weekly modules to help build on clinical experiences throughout the summer.
Critical Care Opportunities Being a part of this program opens doors to potential ICU positions straight out of school.

Apply for the Summer Student Nurse Internship

Applications for the 2017 summer paid student nurse internship are being accepted starting Monday November 21, 2016 to Monday Jan. 16th 2017. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered: your application, cover letter including goals and objectives, resume, official transcript, and (2) letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a clinical instructor) are needed in order for your application to be considered complete.

To apply, please follow the steps below

  • Submit the nurse internship application (Print Version/Digital Version)
  • Submit your official college transcript (must be postmarked by Monday, Jan. 16th 2017)

Ms. Daynell Rowell-Stephens
Coordinator of Nursing Development & Onboarding
drowell@chsbuffalo.org
Catholic Health – Clinical Education
Administrative& Regional Training Center
144 Genesee St. 1st Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

*Due to New York State regulations we are unable to open our internship to students attending schools outside of New York State

Clinical Placement - Graduate Students

Graduate nursing students who would like to seek placement at a Catholic Health facility are required to make arrangements with a preceptor and complete our placement request form.

Request Placement

Click here to request placement.

Requirements Prior to Start of Clinical Rotation

Before starting your clinical rotation, students are required to:

  1. Review our Nursing Policies and Procedures (on the Required Materials page)
  2. Review the Self-learning Packet (on the Required Materials page).

  3. Learn our technology systems

  4. After the above materials are reviewed, complete the Student Orientation Documentation Form (on the Required Materials page).