North Central Health District


Nursing Student Opportunities

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Education Through Experience

We ask that all prospective nursing students complete our preceptorship request form and email your resume to Dana Russell, so that we will better be able to place you at the North Central Health District. It also allows us to have a better means for tracking prospective students. Internship requests may take several weeks to review, process, and schedule. Please make sure you apply as early as possible. We currently CANNOT accept medical assistant, lab technician, or nurse practitioner students due to staffing.

NOTE: Clinical intern and volunteer opportunities are for observation only. At no time are clinical interns or volunteers able to provide any type of health care to a patient.


Submit Your Application

Please complete the internship request form and email your resume to Dana Russell.

Once you complete the form and submit it, you will receive an email indicating that your application was received.  It will not be not be reviewed until your resume is submitted. Please allow several days to a week to receive any follow-up communication regarding your application and/or resume.

Please note: If you submit a form, and do not receive an acknowledgement from someone within a week, please email Dana Russell, as the state email system often blocks emails as possible spam. (Gmail accounts are less likely to be blocked than hotmail, yahoo or school accounts.)

After Your Form is Submitted

Once a form is received, it will be reviewed and based on your area(s) of interest, the form will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member(s).

Remember, not everyone that submits a form can be accepted–our resources are limited, and availability often varies from semester to semester.

Important Things to Consider

  • Your Availability: some programs prefer interns/students for specific times of day or days per week. You should also take into account any jobs or other activities you are involved in. Generally, most of our positions would be based in buildings that are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm with some differences based on program or location.
  • Location: The North Central Health District covers 13 counties but not all programs are available in all counties.  Please note that our district office is located in Macon, GA.
  •  Staff Availability: Program staff are often involved in multiple programs and projects at any given time. Please remember that they may or may not be able to take on a student at the time you are ready to begin your field experience.
  • Experience: Some programs prefer short-term projects (such as undergraduate practicum students), while others prefer undergraduate interns for long-term projects. Experience works both ways – we usually will not place a student with a new employee until that employee has been here for at least 6 months or longer.
  • Semester: In general, fall and spring semesters are best–we are less likely to have projects for students during summer semester.
  • Staff Changes: Note that your acceptance is usually based on a specific staff member agreeing to be your supervisor. If that staff member leaves or changes positions, we will try to find an alternative but there is a possibility that we may have to postpone or retract our agreement to be your field placement location.

Any supporting documents (such as a resume, etc) should be emailed to Dana Russell.

If selected for an internship a background check will be required before the agreed upon start date.

PLEASE REMEMBER: The number of students we can accept each term is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible.

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