This course is designed to help student nurses to begin to “think like a nurse”.  Methods used to achieve this include working one-on-one with a preceptor on varied nursing units and shifts at local area hospitals/agencies.  The class will discuss topics including but not limited to ethics, “ways of knowing”, communication, end of life issues, decision-making processes along with test taking skills.  The students will also be able to explore specialty units that they may not have been exposed to during their other clinical courses.  Students will be able to develop mentor relationships with experienced nurses, gain experience in critical thinking, assess, organize and develop a professional network.  This course includes both classroom and clinical experience. 

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Benefits of a Nursing Internship

  1. College credit-2 credit hours           
  2. Paid position
  3. Gain valuable experience in assessment, critical thinking, organizational skills and procedures
  4. Become immersed in the “real life” role of the Registered Nurse
  5. Develop relationships with experienced nurses who can serve as mentors
  6. May lead to offer of employment in nurse tech position upon completion of internship with future goal of transfer into nurse residency upon graduation
  7. Development of a professional network

Program Description

  • 2 credit nursing course with focus on communication, special populations, NCLEX questions, medical math and more
  • 1 day per week spent in classroom (approx. 4 hours/week)
  • Work 32-40 hours/week
  • Choice of clinical units for two 3-week rotations
  • At least 2 shifts spent on alternate shift (preferred)
  • Up to 2 special experience/observational days


Successful completion of at least 2 semesters of an ADN nursing program or Junior year of a BSN nursing program by May 2018 and be in good standing

Overall GPA of at least 2.5 (4.0 scale)


  • Completion of internship application, personal essay and 2 references by application deadline
  • CPR certification through July 15, 2018
  • Upon acceptance will need to register for class at Millikin University and complete paperwork at respective facility.  Student will pay summer tuition-currently $499.00/hr.
  • Submission of transcript from current nursing program (does not need to be official)


June 4 - July 13, 2018 (6 weeks)

Application Due Date:  Extended to January 5, 2018

For more information, contact:
Charlotte Bivens, RN

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