Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Student Nurse Practitioner Program

Student Nurse Practitioner Program

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Houston Methodist Hospital is pleased to be able to provide select clinical placements for Advance Practice Nursing Students. We hope the following information serves to improve your registration process and help you begin your journey into Nursing at Houston Methodist Hospital.

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Selection Process

Due to the large number of clinical placement requests for advance practice nursing students and the limited number of available spaces, Houston Methodist Hospital has developed a formal application process for clinical placement request. Students interested in attending clinical at Houston Methodist must complete the NP student clinical placement form. This word document should be completed and emailed to npstudentrequest@houstonmethodist.org.

Application deadlines are listed below. Any request made outside of this process will not be considered. A letter of acceptance will be emailed to the applicant by the response deadline.

Semester
Application Deadline
Summer
April 30th
Fall
July 15th
Spring
November 13th

Here is a list of our school affiliations:

  • Texas Women's University
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
  • University of Texas SON Health Science Center Houston
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Texas Tech University

We are servicing a large number of students in our area nursing schools and currently we are not pursing new affiliations.

Orientation

Before each clinical semester begins, it is required that all nurse practitioner students attend student hospital orientation. Please note that students cannot begin their clinical assignment until orientation is completed and the student has received a Houston Methodist badge. The hospital orientation class will be scheduled the beginning of each semester. Students who have been accepted will be notified of the time, date and location.

Student Documentation

All students sent to Houston Methodist Hospital for clinical are required to show documentation that supports compliance with HIPAA training, BLS, immunizations, etc...

Use the following clinical placement form to provide this documentation:
Texas Medical Center Standard Verification of General Orientation to Clinical Experiences Student Form

Please note that it is the responsibility of the school of nursing to ensure that the students and faculty attending clinical at Houston Methodist Hospital are current with the required documentation, failure to do so may result in a delay of the clinical experience.

Computer Training and Access

The majority of our patient documentation is completed electronically. Students must sign the "Confidentiality and Information Security Agreement" as well as show a general understanding of HIPAA compliance in order to receive access to the online documentation system. Computer based CD ROMS are available to pick-up prior to the clinical start date, one week prior to the first clinical day. Below you will find a description of the process:

  1. A minimum of one week prior to the first clinical day a complete list of students attending the clinical should be sent to mlemelle@houstonmethodist.org. Please be sure to include the students' middle initial.
  2. The list of names along with the school they are attending will be sent to our Information Technology department so that user IDs and passwords can be created.
  3. Computer based CD ROMS for computer training should be picked-up one week prior to the first clinical day and distributed to the students. The students should complete the training exercise along with the practice test at the end prior to hospital orientation.
  4. At orientation the students should return the CD ROMs issued to them at which time they will receive their log-in IDs and passwords for computer access. Students who do not return the CD ROM will not receive computer access until the CD can be returned.

Please note that the CD ROM only provides training on the general navigation of the system.

Student Badge Process for Student Nurses

Starting January 2007 Houston Methodist Hospital will require a Houston Methodist student badge for all students that rotate through the hospital.

On the day of Hospital Orientation for the clinical group, the students will be escorted to the Badge and Transportation Office to have their picture taken and receive their Houston Methodist student badge.

*Please note: Student information turned in after the deadline will result in a delay of the clinical rotation.