At University Hospitals, we recognize that those considering careers in health care are the future of our industry. We value the relationships we've built with colleges and universities, and have made it a priority to aid students in their pursuit of health care education and training.

Among the resources we offer students, as they strive to Be the Difference for the next generation, are:

  • Student Nursing »

    Nursing Assistant II (NAII)
    Under the guidance of an experienced nurse, you will have the ability to provide hands-on patient care as a Nursing Assistant II. An NAII is an entry level position that will introduce you to hands- on patient care, and better prepare you for your career in nursing.

    These are paid PRN opportunities offering the needed flexibility to work around your school schedule.

    Eligibility requirements for the NAII include:

    • Currently enrolled in an accredited professional BSN nursing program with a satisfactory academic record
    • Successful completion of an appropriate clinical rotation including, but not limited to, patient care activities such as ambulating, transferring, bathing and grooming

    For available NAII opportunities, visit our job search and search by "Nursing Assistant" under Professional Area.

    Registered Nurses – New Graduates
    For Registered Nurses: new graduates visit our job search and search by "Nurse – less than one year experience" under Professional Area.

    Learn more about nursing at University Hospitals.

    Nursing Externship
    University Hospitals offers a comprehensive, paid 10 week, hands on learning experience for BSN nursing students entering into their senior year. This program will provide you with the necessary clinical exposure to gain confidence in the nursing field along with strengthening your critical thinking, team nursing and time management skills. Throughout this program you will not only learn first hand what it is like to be a nurse at UH, but will also work side by side with a nurse preceptor who will provide you with a variety of opportunities to include:

    • Interaction with patients and families
    • Development of observational and assessment skills
    • Practice of technical skills
    • Identify strength and opportunity areas
    • Investigation of clinical areas of interest for future career planning Eligibility requirements for the Nursing

    Externship program requirements include:

    • Entering or currently in your final year of your BSN nursing program.
    • Cumulative GPA > 3.0 required, > 3.20 preferred
    • Successful completion of an appropriate clinical rotation including but not limited to patient care, activities such as ambulating, transferring, bathing and grooming.
    • Able to commit to the full 10-week program.
    • Commit to temporary full-time status; shift rotations, off-shifts, weekends and holiday.

    Application Information:

    • The application process consists of two (2) steps. Interested, qualified applicants must:
      • Submit an expression of interest to job #981205 on the UH Career Center (
      • Completion of one comprehensive application (application located on this page) submitted to the University Hospitals Talent Acquisition department.
    • Due to the high volume of applications received it is beneficial that the completed application be submitted in its entirety. Portions of the application received separately and / or individually (i.e. transcripts, letters of recommendations etc.) may subject the application to delay or inability to process.
    • Application deadline is February 1, 2016.
  • Educational Assistance for Allied Health »

    The University Hospitals Educational Assistance program for allied health students provides those students with funds to support their course of study while they are completing their program and provides University Hospitals with potential candidates for vacant allied health job opportunities. Educational Assistance is awarded as a forgivable loan, conditioned on the participant's future employment in an allied health position with University Hospitals. The Educational Assistance program is operated on academic years.

    Pharmacy Educational Assistance requirements:

    • Applicants must be enrolled full time in an accredited course of study leading to a degree in pharmacy: Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)/degree in Pharmacy, with eligibility to obtain licensure in the state of Ohio.
    • Individuals are eligible to obtain educational assistance during their final year of a pharmacy program, up to three months after graduation.
    • At the time of application for educational assistance, the individual must be a U.S. citizen or be able to provide documentation that he/she will otherwise be legally eligible to work in the U.S. upon completion of the pharmacy program/receiving their license for the defined length of the work commitment associated with educational assistance received.
    • Applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (in a 4.0 system) and be in good academic standing.
    • Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a pharmacy faculty member, typed on school/college letterhead.
    • Applicants must also submit a current official grade transcript.

    Download an application for pharmacy educational assistance (.doc)

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