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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.

Registered Nurse Shadows (RN)
Cleveland Clinic's Nursing Institute welcomes interested individuals to participate in a 4 hour shadowing experience on a medical-surgical unit at one of our Main Campus or regional hospitals. The shadowing experience pairs the participant with a nurse delivering care on the assigned nursing unit. The participant will be able to observe how Cleveland Clinic nurses deliver world class care to patients and their families, communicate and coordinate with other members of the care delivery team, and expertly navigate the healthcare environment to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

Requirements:

  • 16 years of age or over
  • Confidentiality Form

Request an experience:
Please click here to submit your application.


Patient Care Nursing Assistant Shadows (PCNA)
Cleveland Clinic's Nursing Institute welcomes participants the opportunity to shadow a Patient Care Nursing Assistant for a 2-4 hour shadowing experience on one of our medical surgical units at our Main campus or regional hospitals. The shadowing experience pairs the participant with a Patient Care Nursing Assistant delivering care on the assigned nursing unit. The participant will be able to observe how Cleveland Clinic nursing assistants deliver world class care to patients and their families, as well as communicate with other members of the health care team to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or over
  • Confidentiality Form

Request an experience:
Please click here to submit your application.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Shadows (APRN)
Cleveland Clinic's Nursing Institute welcomes currently licensed registered nurses to participate in a 2-4 hour shadowing experience with a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or certified registered nurse anesthetist at one of our Main Campus, regional hospitals, or family health center locations. The shadowing experience pairs the shadower with an advanced practice nurse during the normal delivery of care. The student will be able to observe how Cleveland Clinic nurse practitioners deliver world class care to patients and their families, communicate and coordinate with other members of the care delivery team, and expertly navigate the healthcare environment to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

Requirements:

  • Shadower must be a currently licensed registered nurse
  • Confidentiality Form

Request an experience:
Please click here to submit your application.

Contact Us:
If you have any questions regarding the shadowing experience, please email nursingexperiences@ccf.org


Additional Shadowing Experiences Available:

  • Physician Assistant: Shadow experiences can be requested by emailing Marie Hoppert at hopperm@ccf.org. Please include your contact information as well as specifics on your request.
  • Allied Health/Health Sciences: Health Sciences encompasses over 40 disciplines (Physical/occupational therapy, pharmacy, phlebotomy, radiology, etc.). For a complete list of programs offered, please click here. Shadow experiences can be requested by emailing Michelle Hrehocik at hrehocm@ccf.org. Please include your contact information as well as specifics on your request.

The Cleveland Clinic Nursing Institute welcomes high school students to perform their for credit senior projects in the field of nursing. The experience can range in length from 1 to 3 weeks. The senior project experience pairs the student with a nurse delivering care on an assigned nursing unit. The student will be able to observe how Cleveland Clinic nurses deliver world class care to patients and their families, communicate and coordinate with other members of the care delivery team, and expertly navigate the healthcare environment to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. The student will be able to observe on the medical-surgical nursing unit for a maximum of 5 full days. The remainder of experience will consist of experiences in simulation or other hands-on activities.

Requirements:

  • Student must be 17 years of age or older
  • Confidentiality form
  • Proof of the following:
    • Negative tuberculosis test (2 step mantoux or Quantiferon blood test in past rolling year)
    • MMR vaccine(measles, mumps, rubella)
    • TDaP vaccine(tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
    • Hepatitis B vaccine series or signed waiver
    • Varicella/Chicken Pox
    • Flu vaccine if attending between November 15th and April 1st
  • Background check release if over 18 years old when experience begins
  • Objectives for senior project experience
  • Parking registration
  • Completion of approximately 5 hours of healthcare modules and policy reviews
  • Following completion of requirements, pick up student badge at Cleveland Clinic -Main Campus or Beachwood location.

Request an experience:
If you will be able to meet the requirements, please click here to submit your application. Once your application is approved you will be required to complete the above requirements through our electronic onboarding system.

Contact Us:
If you have any questions regarding your senior project, please email nursingexperiences@ccf.org

The Nursing Associate Extern Program is a 10-week program offered to incoming 4th year BSN nursing students during the summer. In 2016, the program is available in two different cohorts: May 16 – July 24 or June 6 – August 12. Positions are PRN status, and scheduled shifts will depend on the needs of the assigned unit.

Once you apply, we will personally review your application to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications and have completed the entire application. At that time, you may be contacted to discuss your location preferences. This way, we can be sure that the job you apply for is the perfect fit for you.

  • Nurse Associate Externship
  • 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.

    Faculty Documents and Resources

    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.

    Please Note:
    All students, even Cleveland Clinic employees, must complete the student onboarding process.
    All Advanced Practice Nurses who have SECURED a preceptor must:

    • Ensure a current affiliation agreement exists between their academic institution and Cleveland Clinic.
    • Read the APN Nursing Onboarding Procedure.
    • Complete the APN Onboarding Request Form.
    • Return the completed APN Onboarding Request Form to zahandk@ccf.org or fax to 216.636.2190.
    • Monitor their email. A welcome email initiating the onboarding process will be sent from our electronic onboarding system, SilkRoad RedCarpet.

    Cleveland Clinic's Nurse Residency Program is an innovative competency and simulation-based program that is one year in length. The program supports both new graduate nurses and experienced nurses entering into a new specialty. We honor and respect the experiences each nurse brings; therefore the program is tailored to meet each nurse’s unique clinical and professional development needs.