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Application Process

NP & PA Students requesting a clinical rotation at Deaconess must complete all requirements as outlined below. Due to the large number of clinical placement requests and the limited number of available resources, Deaconess employees and students from local schools receive prioritization.

Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Student Application Requirements:
  • PA/NP student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident
  • Must be actively enrolled in a PA or NP program
  • Rotations must be requested in appropriate timeframe
  • Professional Liability obtained from school
Student Request Process:
   
  • Complete application
  • Create a letter of introduction describing the following information:
    • Licensure Goal (FNP, ACNP, PMHNP, PA-C, etc.)
    • Description of previous health care experience
    • Why Deaconess was chosen for student rotations
    • Why you want to be an NP or PA and in area of practice interest following graduation
    • Name and contact information for school Clinical Coordinator
  • Submit completed documents to Student.Rotations@Deaconess.com
  • After application, supporting documents, and rotation availability have been reviewed by the Academic Coordinator, you will be contacted with an approval or denial via email.
Semester: Application Deadline:
Fall (Aug - Dec) April 30
Spring (Jan-April) September 30
Summer (May-July) January 31


*Students MUST submit a new application for each semester. No need to resubmit supporting documents*

Before Your Rotation Begins:

  • Deaconess utilizes CastleBranch CB Bridges for rotation management and compliance. School Clinical Coordinators will need to contact CB to create an account (if school does not already utilize) and request the student’s rotation via the online CB Bridges portal.
  • After rotation approval, NP & PA Students are required to submit/complete the following in CB Bridges prior to the start of the rotation:
  1. Copy of School-Issued ID badge
  2. Copy of Driver’s License
  3. Background Check
  4. Drug Screen
  5. Malpractice Insurance
  6. BLS Certification
  7. RN License *NP students only
  8. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen Assessment
  9. Complete OSHA Assessment
  10. Deaconess Badge Agreement
  11. Deaconess Orientation
  12. Deaconess Confidentiality Form
  13. Deaconess Handbook & Acknowledgement
  14. Deaconess Health Inventory
  15. Deaconess Insurance Certification/Waiver
  16. Immunization Records
    1. Tuberculosis (TB)
    2. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    3. Varicella (Chickenpox)
    4. Hepatitis B
    5. Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
    6. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) *1st dose must be completed by 8/16/2021
    7. Influenza (Flu) *for rotations October – March, annually
  • All students will have provider access to our EMR system for their rotations. Students will complete online EMR training via a vendor website, PromisePoint.
  • Students must display a school-issued badge with their image and name on it in conjunction with the Deaconess-issued badge at all times.
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