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Opportunities for RN and LPN Students

Paid, hands-on experience for nursing students

Ballad Health offers nursing opportunities that allow students to engage in hands-on learning while earning an income.

We have three pathways for you to choose from to help you take the next steps in your career in nursing:

  • Intern – Any time after first semester
  • Fellow – During last semester 
  • Resident – After graduation

Applicants can start from any point in this progression based on where they’re at in their nursing education.

Nurse Intern

The role of the Nurse Intern on the team is like that of a Nursing Assistant. After successfully completing the Foundations/Fundamentals of Nursing course, you can apply to be a Nurse Intern. 

Nurse Intern qualifications

  • Enrollment in a BSN, ADN or LPN program at an accredited school of nursing
  • Successful completion of Foundations/Fundamentals of Nursing and your first clinical rotation as evidenced by an official transcript
  • Successful completion of the AHA Basic Life Support course

How to apply

You can apply online to become a Nurse Intern by clicking the button below and searching for any of the following positions at a Ballad Health facility: 

  • Nurse Assistant
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • CNA/Nurse Intern
  • CNA/NA
  • Nurse Intern 

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If you have any questions about this program, please contact

Nurse Fellowship

The Nurse Fellowship Program is designed to prepare nursing students to enter the workforce as new graduate registered nurses. During the last semester of nursing school, fellows will follow a nurse preceptor on their assigned unit and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams.

The goal of this program is to develop critical thinking, sharpen specialized nursing skills and establish time management techniques in preparation for the registered nurse role.

Fellowship qualifications

  • Enrollment in an accredited ADN/BSN nursing program
  • Expected graduation date within the next semester
  • GPA of 2.75 or greater

Fellowship requirements

  • Have accepted an RN position with Ballad Health post-graduation
  • Commit to completion of 160 hours in a 16-week time frame (includes orientation, precepted shifts and interdisciplinary shadowing)
  • Provide two program reference forms
  • Complete an interview

Important dates

  • Program dates: Aug. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
    • Deadline to apply: May 31, 2024  
    • Orientation: August 23–24, 2024 (Attendance required)

How to apply

You can apply online for Nurse Fellow. Click the link below, and in the search bar, type in “Nurse Fellow,” to view the listing.

Apply to Nurse Fellow

If you have any questions about this program, please contact

Nurse Residency

Ballad Health is committed to supporting the next generation of nursing professionals through the Nurse Residency program. Our program eases the transition from novice nurse to professional nurse. We aim to develop confident, knowledgeable nurses by providing specialized orientation and individualized support throughout the first year of employment.

This program is designed to recruit select nurses who are highly motivated, compassionate and striving for excellence in nursing practice. Nurse Residents will benefit from nursing experts and focused training that will enhance time management and critical thinking skills, providing the new nurse with a strong foundation for their nursing career.

There are a limited number of placements available per graduation date for this competitive program. We only select the top candidates in each graduating class, and we keep our cohorts small so that we can truly invest in our residents.

Program benefits

Residency curriculum expands upon the basic new graduate orientation by incorporating:

  • Designated Education Unit (DEU) orientation
    • The DEU specializes in developing foundations in critical thinking to ensure a smooth onboarding process for residents.
    • Residents will be paired with a preceptor dedicated to the development of their critical skill concepts.
      • Each DEU will offer reduced patient assignments to optimize one-to-one guidance between preceptor and resident.
  • Seminars
    • Continue your professional development with classroom-based trainings.
  • Evidence-based practice project
    • Throughout your residency, you’ll work on a project to help you see first-hand how you can enhance nursing workflows, improve patient outcomes and promote fiscal responsibility.
  • Mentorship
    • You will build a collaborative relationship with an experienced nurse to support personal and professional growth.

Nurse Resident qualifications

  • Accepted an RN position with Ballad Health post-graduation
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Two completed program reference forms
  • Short essay, including short- and long-term goals (max 250 words)
  • Successful residency interview

Important dates

Deadline to apply for May 2024 Graduates: April 15, 2024

How to apply

Complete the Nurse Residency statement of interest form by clinking the link below. Upon submission, you will receive an email with additional instructions concerning program application requirements and forms.

Apply for Nurse Residency

If you have any questions about this program, please contact

Other resources

We offer financial assistance for students through a nursing scholarship or student loan assistance.

If you have any questions about any of the roles or programs listed above, please contact one of our recruiters at or call (423) 302‑3299.