The Student Nurse Intern Program (SNIP) provides for nursing students to be hired as care assistants to gain insight into the field of nursing. Based on availability, this program supports a smooth transition from nursing student to registered nurse by providing paid hours of mentorship in Emergency, Surgical, Medical-Surgical or Critical Care areas.
A student works alongside another care assistant while under orientation with the goal of completing a list of required competencies. Upon completion of orientation, the intern works alongside an RN and/or under the direct supervision of an RN performing delegatory-type tasks as well as patient-care skilled tasks in different pediatric areas of the hospital.
A SNIP participant will be considered a float and will be flexible with different skills to assist on the unit needed. Applicants must commit to at least one 12-hour shift every two weeks.
Eligibility Criteria includes:
- Candidate must be a senior at accredited (AACN or CCNE) BSN program
- Completed at least one clinical rotation within their nursing school curriculum
- Completion of Pediatric Nursing rotation is preferred
- The SNIP program selects candidates on a yearly basis.
Applications are available at careers.nicklauschildrens.org
For more information
Please contact the Christina Mellon, the SNIP Program Manager, at Christina.Mellon@nicklaushealth.org