The Nursing department creates a caring framework for the supportive clinical environment our facilities provide.
We offer the opportunity for near graduate students to focus on comprehensive nursing in a variety of fields utilizing our clinical settings.
Although OSU does not provide a nursing program, we offer students currently enrolled in medical assisting and registered/ licensed practical nurse programs on-site (non paid) work experience.
The internship program is similar to employment by introducing the student to a realistic clinical setting while offering hands-on learning experiences. The student is monitored closely by his or her affiliated school and the nurse preceptor in the areas of professionalism, attitude, and attendance.
Our program includes a detailed schedule with a preceptor assignment based on the student nurse preference of clinical settings.
To participate in our nurse extern program, please contact your program’s student advisor/coordinator for placement.
To foster high standards of nursing care rendered in a spirit of respect, dignity, and compassion for all and promote continued competence through education/certification and lifelong learning.
- Serve as the academic and professional leader of choice for hands-on nursing education and employment.
- Exceed the
expectations of those we serve by working collaboratively with colleagues, individuals, communities, and organizations.
- Educate and
empower patients, families, and staff to make wise decisions about health care.
- Be innovative
and diligent in the practices and delivery of quality, cost-effective care and education.
- Be recognized
for excellence in clinical practice, education, informatics, research, and quality improvement.