student nurse internship (rn) program

South Nassau Communities Hospital offers the RN Student Nurse Intern (SNI) an exciting opportunity. Join us this summer for our annual "Student Nurse Internship Program". This program is designed to give our nursing students valuable knowledge of professionalism in nursing practice, the experience of hands on “nursing excellence” and best practice in patient care. Not to mention the highest quality training in a nurturing and educational setting.

Thank you for your interest in the Student Nurse Internship. The application period for the 2014 program has closed. Please check back in January for next year's opportunities.


Best Wishes to the 2013 student nurse interns of South Nassau Communities Hospital's 2013 Student Nurse Internship Program. "The future of nursing... is looking very bright."


Course Description


The Student Nurse Intern is a member of the nursing staff who is trained to perform specific tasks under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

This unique eight-week internship gives student nurses the opportunity to practice hands-on patient care in an atmosphere which is defined by intense caring and compassion.

The experience begins with assignment to a unit and a preceptor RN who will provide the Student Nurse Intern with the support and guidance needed to grow professionally.

South Nassau's Student Nurse Internship Program offers a broad scope of hands-on experiences. State-of-the-art equipment and modern patient care units present Student Nurse Interns with a range of learning experiences. Student Nurse Interns are introduced to the Research Process and collaborate to develop a poster presentation on a clinical nursing topic of their choosing.

In addition to direct patient care, additional experiences are arranged for Student Nurse Interns to observe in one or two areas of interest.


Program Qualifications


Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited RN program (BSN strongly preferred) and must have completed two (2) semesters of clinical nursing rotation in an acute care setting. This 8 week program is open to Junior nursing students entering their Senior year. A commitment of 37.5 hours per week including weekends is required. Following formal classroom orientation, students are assigned to one unit for 8 weeks of clinical practice working side-by-side with an RN preceptor. The SNI will be required to follow the preceptor's schedule working 12 hour shifts. The students will have the opportunity to rotate through specialty units (i.e. OR/PACU, ER, Endo, E1 and RRT) during their 8 weeks of training. This is a paid internship.


  • To expand the educational and theoretical knowledge of patient care through clinical experience.
  • To teach the skills and knowledge necessary to promote high-quality patient care.
  • To impart the compassionate approach to patient care, which sets apart the nursing staff at South Nassau Communities Hospital.
  • To practice the philosophy of nursing based on providing holistic patient care and a strong sense of family.

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