The Zielony Nursing Institute thrives from a constant flow of nursing students. Every year since 2009, there have been over 7,000 nursing students partaking in clinicals at our hospitals. In fact, each day there are over 1,200 students engaged in best-practice learning across the entire Cleveland Clinic enterprise.
Because of our close partnerships with some of the top schools in the nation, we are able to bring the best and the brightest to the Zielony Nursing Institute. We take pride in mentoring and developing new nurse professionals, and offering student nurse employment options, educational rotations and self-directed learning formats.
Cleveland Clinic does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities, on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ethnicity, ancestry, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Cleveland Clinic administers all programs and services without regard to disability, and provides reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals.
Cleveland Clinic provides clinical placements for over 6000 undergraduate nursing students from over 14 Schools of Nursing in Ohio. These undergraduate students are placed in clinical group rotations with their instructors and individual senior practicums with on-site nurse preceptors. We have affiliate agreements with the Schools of Nursing to develop new nurse professionals and promote health education. We are also members of the Northeast Ohio Nurse Initiative (NEONI) who manages the clinical placement system used at CC to connect student and schools with a clinical site location.
As a nursing student at Cleveland Clinic, there are many opportunities for educational experiences through the Schools of Nursing across several clinical specialty areas. We offer student nurse employment options through our Human Resource Department, such as patient care nursing assistants, and Health Care Unit Coordinators which will further expose the student to the healthcare environment.
Student Nurses are a vital part of the future workforce for Nursing and we are committed to the nursing school programs in supporting the clinical component of the education.
Cleveland Clinic provides clinical educational experiences for hundreds of nurses seeking an advanced degree in nursing from over 20 states across the U.S. The Zielony Nursing Institute is committed to providing vital experiences for advanced practice & graduate nursing students. In keeping with the Zielony Nursing Institute's goals for professional development, we want to provide a great experience for the graduate nursing student, and the preceptor.
Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) students functioning at Cleveland Clinic are appropriately oriented and function under the direct supervision of an appropriately credentialed APN or physician. The process of securing a preceptor is that of the student and their Clinical Instructors.
All students, even Cleveland Clinic employees, must complete the student on-boarding process.
All Advanced Practice Nurses who have SECURED a preceptor must complete the following:
- Make sure that their college has a current contract in place with the Cleveland Clinic.
- Complete the APN student application* below. Remember you MUST obtain all the required signatures and complete the application in full.
- Once it is returned to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 216.636.2190, we will process the information with Red Carpet for student onboarding.
- American Nurses Association
This website contains information about the American Nurses Association, a full-service professional organization representing the nation's 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 54 constituent state associations and 10 organizational affiliate members. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and lobbying Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
- American Nurses Credentialing
This website contains information about the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which became its own corporation, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association in 1991. The mission of ANCC is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs and related services including certification, an accreditation program, Credentialing International, the Institute for Research, Education, and Consultation, and the Magnet® Nursing Services Recognition Program.
- Discover Nursing
Published by Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc., this website offers basic information on the field of Nursing (e.g., nursing market, specialties, benefits/salaries). It also contains updates on diverse nursing programs, and features hundreds of nursing scholarships.
- Job Shadowing
The Job Shadow/Nurse Ambassador program allows high school students and hospital nurses to interact and explore the nursing profession together. Students experience the nursing profession by shadowing a nurse at a participating Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative (NEONI) member healthcare facility for a full day.
- Government Assistance
Due to high demand, many nursing students may qualify for government-provided financial assistance. This website provides various avenues to explore scholarships, grants and loans to help finance your nursing education.
- State of Ohio Board of Nursing
This website contains valuable information regarding the State of Ohio Board of Nursing. The mission of the Board is to actively promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through the safe and effective practice of nursing as defined by law. Measurable ends to achieve this mission include competent practitioners, informed public, and a law that accurately reflects the dynamic practice of nursing.
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