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Student Nurse Associate Program

Please see Informational Brochure link below for Application dates.

To apply go to

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