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Nurse PractitionerStudent Clinical Placement

Start your nurse practitioner career here.

Clinician Student Services provides advanced nurse practitioner students with opportunities for inpatient and ambulatory placements with experienced Aurora clinicians – both advanced practice and physician – across our entire system.

Welcome Students

Are you an NP (nurse practitioner) or DNP (doctor of nursing practice) student? Clinician Student Services is responsible for coordinating placement for NP, DNP, CNM and CRNA students.

Interested in other APN opportunities, including CNS, MS, CNL and BSN completion? Learn More.

Application Process

Our detailed application process helps identify the ideal placement for students based on their program requirements and personal preferences:

  • You must identify your own preceptor. Once your preceptor has been defined, ask your school coordinator to contact Diana Hopkins. If you are on a nonclinical track in a DNPA program, contact Karen Ganey.
  • You will receive the clinical placement application and the Minimum Necessary Use of Protected Health Information Form [PDF] via email.
  • Prior to your start date, you will also receive important network login information and your training session date and location.

Before you get started, please note the following:

  • All students need to have a current Wisconsin RN license to participate. Out-of-state school students need to provide proof of a current Wisconsin RN license.
  • In most circumstances, student preceptors will be Aurora Health Care employees. If the preceptor is not an employee, our legal department will need to be involved for special contract negotiations.
  • Clinical placements at Aurora Sheboygan Clinic are handled by Laura Hutchinson.
  • Clinical placements at Aurora Baycare are handled by Michelle Vlies.
  • Clinical placements at Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh are handled separately by Diana Hopkins.

All requirements and forms must be on file with your school for regulatory purposes.

Student Resources

Clinician Student Services is dedicated to making sure that students gaining clinical experiences at Aurora are valued, supported and given every opportunity for success. We offer health and wellbeing services, help with housing and ways to get involved in the community.

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Contact the Program

Connect with a Clinician Student Services coordinator today.

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