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Ballad Health Nursing Institute

Ballad Health offers a wide variety of opportunities available for nursing students, and welcomes students to participate as nurse interns to gain experience and confidence.

The nurse intern programs allow students to participate in hands-on learning experiences under the guidance of registered nurses.

Nurse intern I program

After successful completion of the Foundations/Fundamentals of Nursing course, the nursing student may be hired as nurse intern I. The role of the nurse intern I on the unit is similar to that of a CNA.

Nurse intern I qualifications

  • Enrollment in a BSN or ADN program at an accredited school of nursing
  • Successful completion of Foundations/Fundamentals of Nursing and first clinical rotation
  • Successful completion of AHA Basic Life Support course
  • Letter of recommendation from two (2) nursing instructors

For additional information related to the nurse intern I positions, contact:

Ballad Health Recruitment

3135 Peoples St., Suite 303
Johnson City, TN 37604
(866) 894-7761

Nurse intern II program

The nurse intern II program is a seven-week program offered during the summer prior to graduation.

This learning experience is designed to assist the nursing student in bridging the gap between theory and clinical practice. The program consists of classroom lectures, professional practice labs, specific skill training, and clinical rotation experiences to enhance the development of essential knowledge and skills. The program allows the student to be involved in many activities of care for patients ranging in age from newborn to geriatric.

Students accepted into the program will earn a salary while gaining valuable patient care knowledge and clinical competencies.

The student will work under the direction of experienced nurses and clinical leaders who have a variety of nursing-related expertise. The rotation through selected clinical areas will assist the student in identifying professional development needs and future career opportunities.

Program goals

  • Assist in the transition from student nurse to professional RN practice
  • Provide experiences to increase awareness of the nursing scope of practice
  • Develop the future nurse's critical-thinking and professional communication skills
  • Advance the capacity of the future nurse to deliver patient care that includes clinical best practices, delivered through patient-centered approaches.


  • Enrollment in a BSN or ADN nursing program
  • Expected graduation date within next two semesters
  • GPA of 3.0 or above preferred
  • Two letters of recommendation from nursing instructors
  • Interview
  • Online application and essay
  • Ballad Health pre-hire assessment


Selection is based on satisfactory references, GPA, essay content, pre-hire assessment results and interview. Students must demonstrate motivation and commitment to the professional practice of nursing and the nurse intern II program, and express interest in employment with Ballad Health following graduation.


All new team members will attend Ballad Health orientation. Before clinical rotations begin, each nurse intern II will receive orientation specific to the role.

The nurse intern II will work with a RN preceptor during clinical rotations. These rotations may consist of days, evenings and nights. Most shifts are 12 hours. Depending on the schedule of your preceptor, you may also be required to work every other weekend and night shift.

Apply for the Nurse Intern II Program

For additional information related to the nurse intern II program, contact:

Ballad Health Recruitment

3135 Peoples St., Suite 303
Johnson City, TN 37604
(866) 894-7761

After successful completion of the nurse intern II program, the student nurse has the option of seeking employment with Ballad Health. He or she may work as a nurse intern III until graduation.

For additional information related to nurse intern III positions, contact Ballad Health Recruitment at the number above.