Quinnipiac nursing, Yale partner on innovative immersion program

January 05, 2021

Nursing students examine a patient.

The School of Nursing has created an immersion program for students to earn additional clinical hours throughout J-Term to help make up for challenges and limitations posed by COVID-19.

“Students will complete a total of 60 supervised clinical hours,” explained Lisa Rebeschi, Associate Dean of the School of Nursing. “Upon completion of those hours, students will be considered for employment in the Yale New Haven Health System as student nurse interns and will work in that role over their final semester in the spring.”

The students will also receive preferential hiring opportunities for RN positions upon competition of the Quinnipiac nursing program in May, she said.

“We have had great interest and response from our senior students,” Rebeschi said. “We have 53 students participating over the J-Term. Each of these students is partnered with a Yale New Haven Health System RN preceptor; their practice will be overseen by our nursing faculty who will be responsible for providing the students’ performance evaluation upon completion.”

Students have been placed among the following institutions: Yale New Haven Health York Street; Yale New Haven Health St. Raphael Campus; Bridgeport Hospital; Greenwich Hospital; Yale New Haven Health Shoreline Guilford; and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.

Students are working in a variety of units including intensive care, emergency room and medical/surgical units. There are 10 students participating in an innovative perioperative immersion for the first time.

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