Student Placement

VUMC has established affiliate relationships with accredited programs to provide clinical rotation opportunities for the following students:

  • Undergraduate Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Sterile Processing
  • Paramedic
  • Medical Assistant
  • Masters of Nursing
  • Doctorate of Nursing 
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Midwifery


Affiliate relationships between VUMC and participating schools* are necessary to verify:

  • The students’ role and responsibilities during clinical rotations while at VUMC and the role of their assigned preceptor(s)
  • Appropriate criteria and objectives are able to be met by the student’s participation in clinical rotations
     

*Steps to establish an affiliation with VUMC if your school is not an approved community affiliated school

  • Contact your school’s administrator in charge of managing student placement affiliation agreements with healthcare facilities (i.e. Clinical Coordinator).
  • Have them contact student.placement@vumc.org to start the process of creating an affiliation agreement


Questions? Contact us at
student.placement@vumc.org
 

Student Placement Experiences offered at VUMC

  • Group* and Practicum Placements


    Requirements

    • Nursing Program with a current affiliation agreement with VUMC
    • Please check with your school to verify if your school is a VUMC affiliate
    • Local VUMC affiliate programs*
    • Clinical Instructors* 
  • Doctorate and Master’s of Nursing students (excluding Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, and Doctorate of Nursing Practice students), Sterile Processing and Paramedic Students.


    Requirements

    • Accredited program with a current affiliation agreement with VUMC
    • Please check with your school to verify if your school is a VUMC affiliate
    • Confirmed VUMC preceptor
    • Submit application for placement at least 8 weeks prior to the desired start date of the rotation
    • Final clearance communication to start rotation by Student Placement Program
  • Nurse Practitioner, Physicians Assistant, and Doctorate of Nursing Practice Students in need of a preceptor (excluding VUMC physician preceptors).

    VUMC requests that students refrain from directly contacting NP, PA, and Midwife providers to request placements.  All advanced practice student placement requests should be submitted via the application for Graduate Clinical Placement.

    Because preceptorship opportunities are in high-demand, VUMC cannot guarantee the fulfillment of all requests.