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Title:  Summer Nurse Intern - SUMMER 2023 (For Dec 2023 and May 2024 Grads) Job

Date:  Mar 20, 2023
Facility:  Corporate (0100)


Under close supervision of a nurse preceptor, performs patient care to develop nursing skills in an assigned nursing area. Performs assigned duties to acquire knowledge of methods, procedures and standards required for successful performance. Specific activities vary by assignment and serve to offer practical experience and broad exposure to the organization’s structure. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in The Methodist Mission, Vision and Values.

This ten week paid program is open to nursing students who have successfully completed two semesters of clinical work and must be within one year of graduation from a professional accredited BSN programSNIs provide nursing care under the direction of a nurse preceptor. Program dates are from May 22nd to July 29th.  All Interns must attend orientation on May 22nd through May 24th during the day and work at least 8 of the 10 weeks. 

The Student Nurse Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to work in a healthcare setting under the guidance of a preceptor. The program provides students with an opportunity to refine nursing skills and build confidence while working with a full-time nurse.

Opportunities are being offered in the EDs, ORs (excludes PACU), ICU’s and Med/Surg units (evenings/nights/weekends).

  • Working in the ED a Student Intern will have the opportunity to further develop assessment skills in an emergent environment, assist with providing care for a variety of emergent issues, assist with cardiopulmonary monitoring, and transporting patients to procedural areas and post-ED admission.
  • Working in the OR a Student Intern will have the opportunity to learn surgical instruments, assist with setting up and tearing down procedures, learn about aseptic and sterile techniques, decontaminate instruments/trays, assembling of trays in CSR, assist with room turn-over and set up, assist with patient positioning and interviewing, assist with ADL in SDS, assist in PACU under the RN supervision, review documentation and orders, assist with patient transport.
  • Working in the Med/Surg units a Student Intern will have the opportunity to develop nursing skills such as head to toe assessment, in conjunction with a RN assist with admission and discharges, patient education, transporting patients to procedural areas.
  • Working in the ICU a Student Intern will have the opportunity to develop critical assessment skills, assist in the provision of care to critically ill patients, participate in the monitoring of hemodynamic parameters, and work collaboratively with other members of the critical care team.


  • Must have successfully completed two semesters of clinical work and be within one year of graduation from an approved registered nurse program with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Must be enrolled in a BSN program.
  • Must be in good standing in the school of nursing.
  • Must be enrolled in an approved school of nursing program.


  • Attend orientation during the day on May 22 - May 24.   
  • Work 36-40 hours per pay week, evening/nights/weekends (except for OR which will be primarily day shift)
  • Attend educational sessions provided by Clinical Educational Services
  • Be professional, follow the MLH values and guiding behaviors
  • Student housing: Not available



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience





Enrolled in a BSN program and has completed Junior year in an accredited BSN nursing program.


GPA 3.0 or above; in good standing.


Letter of recommendation from nursing instructor.

Certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support.













  • Basic mathematical proficiency required to including adding, subtracting, multiplying, and calculating of percentages.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Assists and/or provides patient with personal care, activities of daily living and other basic needs under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse.

  • Observes and reports patient conditions/behaviors to the Registered Nurse.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.

  • Must have good balance and coordination.

  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.

  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.

  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.

  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.

  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Registered Nurse, Nursing, Summer Internship, ICU, Patient Care, Healthcare, Entry Level

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