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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
  • 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) March 31
Spring (Jan-April) August 31
Summer (May-July) January 31

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

Before Your Rotation Begins:

  • NP & PA Students are required to submit/complete the following in myClinicalExchange prior to the start of the rotation:
  1. Profile Photo (this will be used for your badge)
  2. Background Check
  3. BLS
  4. Complete Bloodborne Pathogen Assessment
  5. Complete HIPAA Assessment
  6. Complete OSHA Assessment
  7. Deaconess Confidentiality Form
  8. Deaconess Handbook & Acknowledgment
  9. Deaconess Health Inventory
  10. Deaconess Insurance Certification/Waiver
  11. Drug Screen
  12. Immunization Records (TB, MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, TDAP)
  13. Influenza Vaccination (for rotations October-March, annually)
  14. Malpractice Insurance
  15. Photo ID (Driver’s License)
  16. RN License (NP Students Only)
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