Position Summary/Essential Duties:
The Nurse Intern functions within the registered nurse’s scope of practice under the direct supervision of an RN preceptor. The Nurse Intern provides patient care for individuals and their families, with the goal of assisting individuals in attaining, maintaining, and restoring optimal health. The Nurse Intern implements her/his role through collaboration with the clinical preceptor and/or clinical faculty.
Essential duties include:
Introduce self to patients and families as a Nurse Intern, explains the role to them, and orients them to the nursing unit.
Contributes to the nursing process and evidence-based practice in increasingly complex situations in collaboration with the clinical preceptor.
Demonstrates competence and comfort in the integration and application of patient care to selected patients.
Identifies concepts of professional socialization and development
Exhibits accountability for own actions
Uses a wide variety of technical equipment to meet patient care needs and prescribed medical therapies i.e. stethoscopes, thermometers, sphygmomanometers, and electronic monitoring devices.
The 2020 University Hospitals RN Internship Program is open to nursing students enrolled at Cleveland State University, Frances Payne Bolton, Kent State University, Notre Dame College and Ursuline College.
Entering or currently in their final year of an accredited BSN Nursing program with a graduation date between December 2020 and May 2021.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
Students who are hired as a Nurse Intern are required to enroll in a two credit course offered by their school.
Experience & Knowledge:
Thorough knowledge of nursing practice & process.
Completion of theory and clinical experience in assigned area required, with written recommendations from clinical instructors
Special Skills & Equipment Knowledge:
Ability to assume collegial relationship with other healthcare professionals in exchanging information for the well-being of patients and their families.
Ability to collaborate with patients, families, visitors and nursing staff in developing and implementing nursing care plans.
Required Credentials, Licensure or Certification:
BLS certification, issued by the American Heart Association, must be obtained during UH Orientation
The 2020 University Hospitals RN Internship Program is open to nursing students enrolled at Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Notre Dame College and Ursuline College.