Nursing Internships At-A-Glance

  • 63% student participation, summer 2024
  • 22 unique units represented including
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Emergency
    • Obstetrics
    • Oncology
    • Operating Room
    • Pediatrics

Many hospitals offer summer internships for student nurses. General qualifications include completion of Junior year of the nursing program, current BLS certification and commitment of 30-40 hours per week for the 10 week duration. Benefits of an internship experience include:

  • Enhancing and reinforcing nursing concepts
  • Building foundational knowledge for NCLEX preparation
  • Networking opportunities for capstone placement or future RN employment
  • Earning college credit and potential compensation provided by the hospital for hours worked

Student Information

  • Applications are accepted as early as mid-fall and may be competitive.
    • Application resources:
      • Individual health system websites
      • BSU Career Services – Handshake, resume and interview tips
    • All internships must have a valid clinical contract with BSU.
    • Internships based in Minnesota likely require enrollment in the summer BSU course, NRSG 3970.
    • Internships based outside Minnesota must be approved by the BSU Nursing department.