Overview

Overview

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.

Shadowing

Shadowing

Due to COVID-19 this program is postponed until further notice.

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.


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
  • Shadow must be a high school graduate

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.
High School Senior Project

High School Senior Project

Due to COVID-19 this program is postponed until further notice.

Cleveland Clinic's 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 high school 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.

Senior Project Requirements

  • 17 years of age or older
  • Completion of onboarding process prior to the start date of your senior project
    • Onboarding overview
    • Update and verify personal information
    • Review and acknowledge Cleveland Clinic enterprise-wide policies
    • Cleveland Clinic mission, vision, and values
    • Complete Conditions of Use form
    • Complete background release form (minors exempt)
    • Complete Health Requirement Attestation
      • Negative tuberculosis test (2 step mantoux or Quantiferon blood test)
      • 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 15 and April 1
    • Upload verification of negative TB result
    • Complete confidentiality agreement
    • Complete COMET coursework
    • Register for parking (if needed)
    • Obtain ID badge

Contact Us

For questions regarding this process, please contact the Office of Nursing Education and Professional Development at nursingexperiences@ccf.org.

Nurse Associate Extern

Nurse Associate Extern

Cleveland Clinic’s Nurse Associate Externship Program is a 10-week summer program offered to internal caregivers and external nursing students (incoming 4th year BSN students).

Opportunities

  • Nurse Associate - Positions available across the Cleveland Clinic enterprise.
  • Clinical opportunities are available in the following nursing specialties: medical-surgical, critical care, heart and vascular, neonatal intensive care, obstetrics, PACU, behavioral health and operating room nursing.
  • Observation opportunities are available in primary care, care coordination, telehealth nursing and home healthcare. Locations include Cleveland Clinic main campus and regional hospitals
  • Find out more about our employment opportunities

Nurse Associate Externship

Perioperative Nurse Associate Externship

Undergrad Students/Faculty

Undergrad Students/Faculty

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. 

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

Faculty Orientation
Mandatory faculty orientation must be attended prior to clinical rotation. Registration is required. Please click here to register.

Student and Faculty parking at Cleveland Clinic Facilities
All students and faculty are to contact parking services at: 216.444.2255 or email: parking@ccf.org

Please note anyone not parking in their assigned parking area is subject to having their car placed with a boot or towed.

Avon Hospital
Student/faculty parking is located in the lot to the left of the main hospital entrance - Park to the back of this lot

Euclid Hospital
Student/faculty parking is permitted in any employee marked area

Fairview Hospital
Student/faculty parking is located at the Cleveland IX Center
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Hillcrest Hospital
Student/faculty parking is located at Hillcrest Medical Building parking garage. The top floor of the garage is for student/faculty parking. The garage is located on the north side of Mayfield Road, directly behind the Hillcrest Medical Building.
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Lutheran Hospital
Student/faculty parking is located in the parking lot off of Franklin Avenue and West 25th Street.
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Marymount Hospital
Student/faculty parking is located at the tennis courts off of Granger Road.
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Medina Hospital
Student/faculty parking is in the general parking lot

South Pointe Hospital
Student/faculty parking is in the A6 parking area behind Building A.
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Main Campus
Student/faculty parking must be obtained by contacting the parking services department using the number at the top of the page to receive your parking assignment

Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Graduate Nursing Student Placement Request

The Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence is committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for nurses seeking an advanced degree. To accommodate the growing volume of placement requests, while continuing to provide a positive experience for graduate nursing students and preceptors, Cleveland Clinic has created a central application process.

Students interested in completing a rotation need to complete the Graduate Nursing Preceptor Placement Application.

Students and/or Academic Institution Representatives should not directly call or email individual Cleveland Clinic sites or caregivers to inquire about a placement.

There will be three cycles of the application process. Exceptions to the application periods cannot be made.

Clinical Rotation Application Period
Winter/Spring (January 1 - May 14) July 1 - September 30 (notification by October 31)
Summer (May 15 - August 15) December 1 - February 28 (notification by March 31)
Fall (August 16-December 31) March 1 - May 31 (notification by June 30)

The Graduate Nursing Preceptor Request Process is to be utilized by students who are:

  • In good academic standing
  • Have received placement approval from their academic institutions
  • Have an active Ohio Registered Nursing License
  • In a program in which a current affiliation agreement exists between Cleveland Clinic and the academic institution
  • Receiving academic credit for their rotation, in which participation is a course requirement

Placement of students at Cleveland Clinic is highly competitive, and completion of the preceptor application does not guarantee placement. Applications will be reviewed by leadership for selection. If/when a preceptor match is found, the Office of Advanced Practice Nursing will contact the student to inform of acceptance and initiate the onboarding process. Once the notification deadline date, identified above, has passed and you were not contacted to initiate onboarding then unfortunately a placement could not be found.

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the Office of Advanced Practice Nursing via email at graduatenursingstudents@ccf.org.

Residency Program

Residency Program

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.

Cleveland Clinic’s Nurse Residency program achieved Accreditation with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2020. 

Cleveland Clinic's residency provides an innovative, competency and simulation-based program tailored to meet each nurse’s unique clinical and professional development needs. Each nurse resident receives an individualized experience to grow and develop. 

Supporting both new graduate nurses and experienced nurses, the program meets the learner where they are, creating a highly personalized experience.

 

 

Resource Station

Resource Station

Student and New Graduate Nurses’ Resource Station

All student nurses and new graduate nurses are welcome to schedule a “live” meet and greet.

  • Review your resume.
  • Discuss Cleveland Clinic application process.
  • Discuss Cleveland Clinic interview process.
  • Learn more about student nurse and RN new graduate nursing opportunities.

Flexible appointment hours are available to meet students’ scheduling needs. Evening and weekend phone sessions are also available by request.

Our office is located at:

Rockside II - Rockside Center West Creek
6100 West Creek Road
Suite 25
Independence, Ohio 44131
(Behind Cleveland Clinic Independence Family Health Center)

For more information, please contact:

Meg Duffy, RN
Senior Director of Staffing & University Outreach
mduffy@ccf.org
216.986.4986.

Accelerate your Practice Classes

Accelerate your Practice Classes

Become Your Nursing School's Class Champion in Vascular Access
(A recruitment advisor will be available to discuss the RN application process)

Objectives

  1. Review & learn IV skills before you go back to school.
  2. Talk with recruitment about RN application process.
  3. Stay connected during your school year.

Please check back at a later date. 2021 information coming soon!

For more information, please contact Cindy Willis at 216.444.4671 or ciwill@ccf.org