Jacobs Announces Paid Summer Internship Program for Student Nurses

Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) announced today Nassau Health Care Corporation’s Student Nurse Paid Internship Program. The program is a paid opportunity to enhance nursing knowledge and clinical experience with clinical assignments, classroom lectures, discussions, case presentations and a nursing simulation laboratory.

“This program provides the opportunity to increase the quality of nursing at one of Nassau County’s most important healthcare facilities,” Jacobs said. “For those students studying to become nurses, the chance to gain real-life experience is invaluable.”

Open to nursing students entering their senior year, interns will work with registered nurses and provide basic care for patients, according to NHCC President/CEO Arthur A. Gianelli. Additional opportunities to observe and assist the healthcare team will also be incorporated. The program is designed to provide the student nurse with an opportunity to enhance his/her clinical judgment while working with a team of professional staff.Emphasis will be placed on the foundations of nursing practice, including basic physical assessment and technical skills, organization, priority of patient care, and critical thinking.

The program, under the leadership of Julie Mirkin, MA, RN, Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services, will provide students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to the clinical setting by:

  • Increasing the ability to work with multiple healthcare teams
  • Observing clinical areas of choice
  • Documenting in the medical record utilizing the nursing process
  • Performing selected procedures and treatments under the supervision of a clinical resource nurse
  • Observing selected procedures and diagnostic tests as arranged

Requirements for this program are as follows:

  • Currently enrolled and in good standing in a nursing education program preparing registered professional nurses
  • Successful completion of student rotation in Medical/Surgical area
  • Two letters of recommendation from clinical faculty
  • Official transcript
  • Successful completion of hospital orientation
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in basic nursing skills

This internship is available in a wide range of clinical areas: Intensive Care, Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Maternal/Child, Pediatrics, and Ambulatory Care.

For more information on this opportunity:
Please send resumes by April 14, 2008 to
Daisamma Mathew,MS, RN, CCRN
Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
Fax: 516-572-5492
Attn: Nursing Education
L Bldg, Box # 58