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Student Nurse Associate Program

Please see Informational Brochure link below for Application dates.

To apply go to http://www.dmc.org/careers/

General Information

Our Student Nurse Programs are for BSN students interested in Children's Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Nursing

  • These are paid, employee positions that students keep until completion of their BSN program
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited BSN Nursing program
  • Must have American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS Card prior to start
  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts
  • Must be available to attend orientation classes and patient care orientation on their unit

Program Start

  • May
  • December

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I include in my Goal Statement?

  • Describe your plans/goals as what you want to accomplish as a student nurse at Children's Hospital of Michigan

Do I need to provide recommendation letters?

  • Yes, please bring recommendation letters if you are contacted for an interview

When will I be called for an interview?

  • Interview start and completion dates vary widely
  • Most interviews will occur 2-6 weeks after the application closes

What should I do if I don't have an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS card?

  • New employees must have the AHA Healthcare Provider certification at their start date
  • Only AHA Healthcare Provider certification is accepted, Not Red Cross or other certifications
  • Please reference the AHA website, or look in your community for classes

What is the difference between and SNA and an SNE?

  • The SNA's interest and focus is in the Acute Care division. This also does include intermediate care and complex patients
  • The SNE's interest and focus in in the ICU area or ED.

Is the SNA/SNE program a summer/winter internship? ~ No, these are paid, positions in which the student in oriented/trained to provide basic patient care

  • Student employees demonstrating safe care and attendance may continue working until they complete their BSN program

If I accept a SNA/SNE position, what happens after I complete by BSN program?

  • Our SNA/SNEs are highly encouraged to apply to our Post-Baccalaureate Pediatric Nurse Residency Program before they graduate
  • Positions are posted on the DMC Careers Website about 12 weeks before the Program start
  • Our Nurse Residency Programs typically begin in February, July and October
    Please see our Nurse Residency Website for Application dates!

If I accept and SNA/SNE position will this guarantee me an RN position when I complete by BSN?

  • CHM SNA/SNEs are highly encouraged to apply to our Post-Baccalaureate Pediatric Nurse Residency Program
  • Graduating Nurses who are not current SNA/SNEs are also welcome to apply
  • All candidates are considered for Post-Baccalaureate Pediatric Nurse Residency Positions