I am a Student Nurse

If you are a student nurse and interested in working during your educational program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh offers a variety of options. Many registered nurses who now work at Children’s began their professional nursing career as an employee while they were a student.

Working as a student can enhance your nursing education process. We work with our student nurses to create a flexible work schedule that still permits you to make your education a priority. Students can work in variety of roles and in a number of inpatient areas. The following options are available:

Health Unit Coordinator

Student nurses and those with clerical and computer experience (preferably in the medical field) are eligible for this position. The Health Unit Coordinator is responsible for maintaining patient information such as all aspects of the admission and discharge process, scheduling tests and patient related services. A high school diploma or GED and a working knowledge of medical terminology are required. Prior clerical experience is preferred.

Patient Support Assistant

A Patient Support Assistant provides basic personal hygiene assistance in the activities of daily living such as feeding, dressing and ambulating patients.  It is available to student nurses who are currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in a professional accredited nursing program.

Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician functions under the direction of a registered nurse and provides basic nursing care to patients. Transporting patients, specimens, equipment and supplies as well as maintaining a safe, clean and therapeutic environment for patients are part of the job responsibilities. To be eligible, you must have completed one semester of inpatient clinical experience as a nursing student in professionally accredited BSN program or equivalent in an associate or diploma program. Completion of a bachelor’s degree in healthcare or any health related science field or completion of a paramedic, medical assistant, or nursing assistant training and having one year of work experience also meets the minimum qualifications.

Student Nurse Intern

Our Student Nurse Interns work one-on-one with an experienced pediatric nurse to gain valuable hands-on experience. To be eligible for a Student Nurse Internship you must be enrolled and complete your junior year in a professional accredited BSN program or equivalent within an associate or diploma nursing program. Applications for this position are reviewed late in the calendar year. Students typically begin work at the end of the spring semester around Memorial Day.

Learn more and apply for a student nurse position at Children’s.