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Clinical and Practicum Nursing Students

Interested in a clinical or practicum nursing rotation? At Cleveland Clinic, we help over 6,000 undergraduate nursing students each year develop the skills they need to pursue a nursing career.

Why Choose Cleveland Clinic to Start Your Nursing Career?

Because you’ll join a family – and shape your career

Cleveland Clinic nurses have a passion for what they do. Our experienced nurses will be by your side to help you overcome those large barriers or high-five you for those small victories. Our comprehensive offerings, which are an investment in your health, well-being and future, make Cleveland Clinic the best place to learn and grow in your career. Here you will join a family that treats our organization like home, while also getting a closer look at how we’re focused on what matters most to you.

Cleveland Clinic provides clinical placements for over 6,000 undergraduate nursing students from across the country. These undergraduate students are placed in nursing clinical or practicums with a designated instructor or nurse preceptor.

As a nursing student or new graduate at Cleveland Clinic, you’ll gain the confidence to grow in your profession and explore the many opportunities that will have you practicing at the top of your nursing licensure.

Undergraduate Students who need a preceptor should contact their school’s clinical coordinator. Schools interested in submitting a request can email undergraduatenursing@ccf.org for more information.

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

Ready to Get Started as a Cleveland Clinic Caregiver?

To explore nursing careers for students and new graduates, please choose one of the options below:

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What To Expect During Your Rotation

Best practices

Get the most out of your clinical rotation by connecting with your assigned unit manager and nursing team to identify mentorship opportunities and build a support network.

What you should expect

You’ll get a firsthand look at what we do, including:

  • Patient hand-off communication.
  • Participation and viewing of patient procedures.
  • Patient charting.

In addition, you'll be supported with:

  • Nursing mentorship.
  • Caregiver huddles.
  • A designated recruiter.
Getting Started

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Career Opportunities

At Cleveland Clinic there are many career opportunities for you to explore. Whether we’re helping find you your perfect position or guiding you once you’re here, you can count on us to help you every step of the way.

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What Sets Us Apart

When you’re a nurse caregiver at Cleveland Clinic we support you as you pursue your professional goals. Throughout your career, we’re with you every step of the way as you learn, grow and advance as a nurse.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before you start your first rotation or your first day on the job, we want you to feel as prepared as possible. Here are some frequently asked questions — with helpful answers. If you find you still have questions, remember,  it’s okay to reach out to your recruiter or your nurse manager. We’re here to help!

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