We know that one of the most important things you can do to be the best nurse you can be is to learn and practice your specialty. For this reason, UMC Health System offers ample opportunities for you to learn, practice, and become the best nurse possible.
Critical Care Internship
Clinical rotations during the internship include patient care experiences in Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, Burn ICU, and Cardiovascular ICU. Direct patient care will be accomplished with one-on-one guidance with an experienced Critical Care preceptor for approximately 13 weeks. After the rotation phase of the internship, you will be given an opportunity to rank which ICU fits your clinical interests. You then will be matched to a home unit based on interests and input from Nursing Directors and Clinical Educators. You will then continue with a more intense and thorough orientation on your home unit. Feedback sessions are conducted by the ICU Nurse Educator(s), allowing the intern to receive guidance throughout clinical orientation.
Operating Room Internship
Extensive orientation includes topics such as: safety precautions in the OR, fundamental principles of aseptic technique, gaining knowledge of location, and generalized care of the OR patient. Direct patient care experiences will be achieved with 1:1 guidance with an experienced OR preceptor for approximately 17 weeks. Feedback sessions are conducted by the OR Nurse Educator allowing the intern to receive guidance throughout clinical orientation.
Emergency Center Internship
Clinical simulation and classroom instruction is utilized to assist interns with preparing to provide care for patients of all age populations. Each intern is trained on the 5-tier triage system, recognized by the Emergency Nurses Association, in order to categorize patients. Direct patient care experiences will be accomplished with 1:1 guidance with an experienced Emergency Center preceptor for approximately 12 weeks. Feedback sessions are conducted by the EC Nurse Educator allowing the intern to receive guidance throughout clinical orientation.