Summer Nursing Program 2024

Criteria and Obligations of the Student

  • Student must currently be enrolled in a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.
  • Student must have completed at least one clinical rotation.
  • Student must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or above during the Academic Year. 
  • Student will authorize the school to provide the hospital transcripts of their grades.
  • Student will provide one letter of recommendation from their professor.
  • Current certification on IDPH’s health care worker registry
  • Student is considered a Swedish Hospital employee and will comply with all policies and procedures that all SCH employees are required to adhere to. 

Summer Program

Student will commit to full-time Nurse Intern Program Schedule of 8 weeks. These weeks are 4 week intervals.

  • Student will commit to full-time Nurse Intern Program schedule of 8 weeks.  These weeks are two to four week intervals
  • Three (eight-hour) or two (12-hour) days per week will be scheduled in the role of a nursing assistant on the home unit, working under the direction of an assigned staff nurse.  
  • One (eight-hour) day per week will be provided to “shadow” a nurse on a specialty unit. Shadow days as a nurse intern provides the opportunity to “follow” a staff RN, observe patient populations in the specialty, and perform skills under the RN’s direct supervision
  • Nurse Interns may be scheduled for either the day or pm shift and will rotate at the end of the first 4 weeks.  Scheduled nurse interns are not part of the unit staffing grid
  • Nurse Interns hired for the Summer Program may opt into the Year-Round Program.  If the Nurse Intern does not chose to continue, employment will terminate after the eight-week commitment

How to Apply 

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Applications will be accepted January 2nd through January 31st, 2024. For more information on our nurse internship program, please contact Kim Tranchita at 773-878-8200, ext. 5769 or email at