White Plains Hospital Offers Two Student Programs to Help Address the Nursing Shortage
The Nurse Apprentice Program
The Nurse Apprentice Program is a partnership between local high schools and White Plains Hospital. The goal of the program is to address the nursing shortage as well as increase the awareness regarding the diverse opportunities available in this rewarding healthcare profession. The program is designed to provide valuable educational, behavioral, and clinical opportunities for high school and nursing students through clubs, community outreach, and apprenticeships.
This highly competitive program offers supervised clinical experiences to students who meet required criteria and interview standards. Upon acceptance into this 7 week summer program, students are provided with an orientation and assigned to 2 different clinical units.
Applying to the Student Nurse Apprentice Program
Click on the following link: http://www.wphospital.org/Employment/Search-Jobs-and-Apply-Online.aspx
Select the category: Nursing Support- Per Diem and Student Nurse Apprentice Position. (Please note, this will only be posted February 14, 2013 through March 21, 2013)
Don't Miss! WPH's Nursing College and Career Day: January 19, 2013.
This free event is designed for high school and college-aged students who are interested in pursuing a career in Nursing, or for anyone interested in a career in Nursing. Participants will have the opportunity to meet admissions counselors from various local nursing schools, learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities and hear first-hand from nursing students and nurses who are passionate about what they do. Click here to get detailed information.
The Student Nurse Associate Program
The Student Nurse Associate Program was created to bridge the gap between the nursing apprentice and the RN. This program is designed for apprentices who have completed a minimum of clinical hours or college nursing students who have completed at least 1 clinical rotation. Student Nurse Associates are afforded additional clinical responsibilities and participate in the professional aspects of nursing. These students are assigned to 1 unit for their 10 week summer rotation.
Applying to the Student Nurse Associate Program
Click on the following link: http://www.wphospital.org/Employment/Search-Jobs-and-Apply-Online.aspx.
Select the category: Nursing Support- Per Diem and Student Nurse Associate Position. (Please note, this will only be posted January 2, 2013 to February 8, 2013)
For more information, contact Monica Purdy, Student Liaison for Health Care Careers at White Plains Hospital (firstname.lastname@example.org; 914-681-2378) or Annie Norris, Program Counselor for Healthcare Careers-White Plains High School (email@example.com; 914-422-8292).
Below is a short video about The Richard P. Biondi Nurse Apprentice Program.
Funding for the Nurse Apprentice Program is provided by White Plains Hospital and generous donations from the supporters of WPH including: Entergy Nuclear Northeast, Mazur Family Foundation, Verizon Foundation, Cuddy & Feder LLP, Morton's The Steakhouse, Sholz Auto Group, Rotary Club of White Plains, Doral Arrowwood, and various private foundations.