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Internships

The University of Vermont Medical Center offers nursing internships that allow experienced nurses to explore new opportunities and potential career paths. These internships are intensive, involving both classroom and clinical time.

The following internships are currently available at the UVM Medical Center:

  • Perioperative 101 (OR)
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Department

AORN's Periop 101: A Core Curriculum

AORN's Periop 101 is a nursing education course developed by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). The purpose of this course is to prepare the registered nurse for entry level practice in perioperative nursing, with a focus on intraoperative care.

The course consists of 26 online, web-based learning modules, including a didactic portion along with preceptored clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on performing those functions directly related to scrubbing and circulating in the operating room. During this 6-month internship, there are rotations through 9 major services including:

  • ENT/Dental
  • Plastics/Eyes
  • General Surgery
  • GYN
  • daVinci Robotics
  • CVT
  • Neuro
  • Orthopedics

Critical Care Nurse Internship Program

Our 20-week internship program is designed to provide new nurses with a basic critical care nursing knowledge base, allowing them to demonstrate a professional aptitude and the ability to safely implement and organize patient care in the critical care setting. Interns learn concepts in critical care nursing as they apply to the entry-level critical care practitioners in a core theory course. Patient care experiences under the direct supervision of an RN preceptor provide nurse interns with opportunities to apply core theory and acquire the skills necessary skills to implement competent, direct care. Units involved in our Critical Care Internship Program are:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
  • Medical ICU
  • Surgical ICU

Emergency Department Nurse Internship Program

This 20-week internship program is designed to provide new nurses with the knowledge and skills they need to work as an entry-level emergency nurse. Before the internship program begins, the nurses take part in a six-week transition experience that provides an opportunity for new graduates to follow a defined pathway integrating skills, concepts and competencies essential for nursing practice at the UVM Medical Center. Classroom time and direct patient care experience also play a large role in this program.

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