Nurse Internship Program
Mountain States Health Alliance has a wide variety of opportunities available for students.
Nurse Intern Program
- We wide variety of opportunities available for nursing students.
- We welcome students to participate as nurse interns to gain experience and confidence.
- The Nurse Intern Program allows students to participate in hands-on learning experiences under the guidance of registered nurses.
Nurse Intern I Program
Student qualifications include:
- Enrollment in a BSN or ADN program at an accredited school of nursing
- Successful completion of Foundations/Fundamentals of Nursing and first clinical rotation
- Successful completion of AHA Basic Life Support course
Nurse Intern I
The Nurse Intern II Program is an 8-week program offered during the summer prior to graduation. It is designed to help the nursing student bridge the gap between theory and clinical practice. The Nurse Intern II
Program consists of classroom lectures, skills labs, a phlebotomy course, an EKG class and selected rotations to enhance essential knowledge and skills. It allows the student to be involved in many activities of care for patients ranging in age from newborn to geriatric. Students accepted into the Nurse Intern II Program will earn an excellent salary while gaining valuable patient care knowledge and skill. The student will
be under the direction of experienced nurses who have expertise in a variety of areas. The rotations through selected specialty areas will assist the student in identifying career options and experience needs.
- Must be a BSN or ADN student at an accredited school of Nursing
- Must have successfully completed Foundations/Fundamentals of Nursing
- Successful completion of a Basic Life Support course
These rotations will consist of days, evenings and nights. Most shifts are 12 hours. Depending on the schedule of your preceptor you may be required to work every other weekend.
The student is responsible for his or her own uniforms. The color of the uniforms will be dark/navy blue. This will change only if you are working in an area such as surgery where you will wear the scrubs provided by the hospital.
Anyone interested in applying for a Nurse Intern I position may call the Employment Center at (423) 431-1004.
Nurse Intern II Program
The Nurse Intern II Program is an eight-week program designed to assist the nursing student in bridging the gap between theory and clinical practice. The program consists of classroom lectures, professional practice labs, phlebotomy instruction, 12-lead EKG training and clinical rotation experiences to enhance the development of essential knowledge and skills. The program allows the student to be involved in many activities of care for patients ranging in age from newborn to geriatric. Students accepted into the program will earn an excellent salary while gaining valuable patient care knowledge and clinical competencies. The student will work under the direction of experienced nurses and clinical leaders who have a variety of nursing related expertise. The rotation through selected clinical areas will assist the student in identifying opportunities of professional development and future career opportunities.
- Assist in the transition from student nurse to professional RN practice
- Provide experiences to increase awareness of the nursing scope of practice
- Develop the future nurse's critical-thinking and professional communication skills
- Advance the capacity of the future nurse to deliver patient care that includes clinical best practices, delivered through patient-centered approaches.
- Enrollment in a BSN or ADN nursing program
- Expected graduation date within next two semesters
- GPA of 3.0 or above preferred
- Two letters of recommendation from nursing instructors
- Interview with Nurse Intern II coordinator
- Online Statement of Interest Form and Essay
- Mountain States pre-hire assessment
Selection is based on satisfactory references, GPA, essay content, pre-hire assessment results and interview. Students must demonstrate motivation and commitment to the professional practice of nursing, the Nurse Intern II Program and express interest in employment with Mountain States following graduation.
All new Team Members will attend Mountain States Orientation. Before clinical rotations begin, each Nurse Intern II will attend phlebotomy, EKG and respiratory classes. The Nurse Intern II will work with a RN preceptor during clinical rotations.
These rotations may consist of days, evenings and nights. Most shifts are 12 hours. Depending on the schedule of your preceptor, you may also be required to work every other weekend.
Applications closed on March 8th, 2014.*
Nurse Intern III
After successful completion of the Nurse Intern II Program, the student nurse has the option of seeking employment with Mountain States. He or she may work as a nurse intern III until graduation.
For additional information contact:
Nurse Intern Coordinator
Attn: Organizational Development
1106 W. Market St.
Johnson City, TN 37604