Nurse Internship Program


Our 10-week Student Nurse Internship Program was developed to provide nursing students with an educational opportunity to improve their nursing skills in the clinical setting while at the same time providing them with summer employment.

About the Program

Nursing professor addressing auditorium of students Under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Nurse Intern will provide direct patient care, gain hands-on experience and enhance assessment skills.

This program will also assist in the development of organizational and time management skills.

While working in a collegial relationship with RNs, the Nurse Intern will gain a better understanding of professional practice.

Educational in-services are presented throughout the summer to further supplement the learning process.

Summer Nurse Interns will receive a competitive salary. Centralized and unit based orientation will be provided.

Selected interns must commit to all program dates. There are no exceptions. Must be prepared for a full 36-40 hour commitment per week. Weekend rotation required. May be required to work a holiday. Must be available for a day and/or night shift position.

College Credit

You may be able to receive 3 credit hours towards your nursing degree by applying for admission (for applicants currently attending another Nursing Program) as a student-at-large at Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing.

For further information, contact Jan Farquaharson (309) 624-8980 or log on to Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing website..

Clinical Areas

Internships are available in a variety of areas:  Medical Surgical, Critical Care, Maternal-Child, Pediatrics, and Emergency, to name a few.


Student Nurse Intern pic2.jpg The Nursing Student must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Attain senior status the fall of 2021
  • Anticipate graduation within one year from the end of the program
  • Have completed at least one acute care clinical
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (no consideration will be given to applicants with a gpa below 3.0). Transcript will be required after completion of fall semester.
  • Two (2) academic references from nursing faculty (one reference must be from a clinical instructor) and one (1) employer reference. Reference forms will be emailed to the applicant upon receipt of the completed application through Skill Survey.
  • Note:  emails may go to your spam, junk email or your inbox. It is your responsibility to check your mailboxes after you have applied. There may be time sensitive tasks to complete
  • Must have current BLS through the American Heart Association
  • Compliance with all deadlines listed below (no exceptions)

Program Locations & Applications

The Student Nurse Internship Program is offered at the following locations:

Program Dates

Graduation Picture.JPG May 17, 2021 – July 23, 2021


Applications for the 2021 Student Nurse Internship Program will begin starting December 14, 2020.

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Student Nurse Internship Program is  January 28, 2021.

Employment Opportunities

After completion of the internship, there may be an employment opportunity as Patient Care Tech/CNA. You must have an active Illinois CNA in order to qualify for one of these positions.

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