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Clinical Experience at Rice

Rice Memorial Hospital offers clinical experiences for students who are enrolled in various health services majors at their college or university.

  • Clinical Experience
  • Pharmacy Internship
  • Testimonial

Rice Memorial Hospital offers clinical experiences for students
who are enrolled in various health services majors at their
college or university.

It is an opportunity for the student to participate in a learning environment, under the direction of a preceptor. Students who wish to participate in this experience must; satisfy the requirements and; obtain approval from their college or university as well as Rice Memorial Hospital.

The sponsoring school and the student are responsible for providing all the required information to the Nursing & Patient Education Coordinator prior to the start of the clinical experience.

Coordinator information:
Jan Nelson, MA, RN
at jnel@rice.willmar.mn.us or 320.231.8959

Clinical Requirements for College Student Rotations:

  • Immunizations
  • Flu Vaccine
  • Mantoux Screening (TB)
  • Proof of license
  • Documentation from program leader at college/university
  • Criminal background check
  • Current CPR certification
  • Picture ID
  • Current contract with school
  • Current proof of Liability Insurance
  • Objectives of clinical experience
  • Rice Hospital Orientation Packet
  • Infection Control quiz
  • Specify number of hours to be completed in experience
  • Confidentiality statement
  • ID badge
  • Complete an evaluation

Rice Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Department offers both
internship and externship programs for eligible pharmacy
students.

Students are offered externship rotations at Rice in general hospital practice and ambulatory care. Externships are available for pharmacy students during the entire year. An internship is usually offered every summer and is a paid position.

For more information on pharmacy student experiences, contact:

Kris Cervin, Pharm. D.
kcer@rice.willmar.mn.us or
320.231.4250

Clinical student examples are:

  • SNRA - student nurse anesthetists (CNS)
  • Surgical Tech
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy
  • PA - Physician Assistant
  • Advanced practice RN
  • MSW/SW - Master in Social Work, Social Work
  • Dietitian
  • Nursing - RN students from BSN, BAN programs
  • Art Therapy and Counseling
  • Pharmacy

Here's what one student had to say about her
experience at Rice...

I completed two clinical rotations at Rice Memorial Hospital as an RN student, one on the floor providing direct patient care and the other was shadowing hospital directors during my leadership clinical.

Rice provided an excellent learning environment with many opportunities to safely care for patients, learn from the accomplished staff, and gain insight into how the hospital is run.

I was extremely impressed with the high-caliber of care provided
to the patients, the welcoming attitude of the staff, and the strong
collaborative leadership.

Rice is the kind of place I hope to work when I become and RN!

--Karen Heimdahl, RN Student

 

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