Nursing Student Summer Employment

Each summer, the Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care offers a 10-week program for nursing students between their junior and senior years. The program enhances their education and clinical skills as they work as nursing assistants in a professional environment. The positions offer competitive wages and the opportunity to shadow a nurse in various nursing units. Program dates vary each year but generally begin about the third week of May and run through the end of July. Students may work up to 30-40 hours per week.

Opportunities exist in all nursing divisions:

Placement is determined by the student’s interest and availability of positions.


Nursing Students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be between junior and senior year at a four-year college or university
  • Have completed an acute care clinical
  • Two (2) favorable references

Orientation Dates

May 19, 2014 and May 27, 2014

Deadline for Application

Application materials must be submitted by Friday, January 31, 2014.


To apply, complete a Merit application.

In addition, please complete this Reference Release Form, and return to us via email attachment to

We also would like for you to complete this Information Sheet and return to us via email to

Contact information

Nursing Human Resources
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, T125GH
Iowa City, IA 52242