For Nursing Students

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.

The Nursing Associate Extern Program is a 10-week program offered to incoming 4th year BSN- nursing students during the summer June 1, 2015 through August 7, 2015. 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.

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.

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 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.

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