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Cardiopulmonary Student Nurse - Patient Care Intern Progression Program

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need a high school diploma, enrolled in student nursing at an accredited program, BLS certification, patient care knowledge, communication skills, attention to detail, physically able, and infection control understanding for this internship program.
  • You will work as a Patient Care Intern on an Advanced Cardio/Pulmonary unit, providing care to patients under the supervision of RNs. Tasks include ADLs, mobility assistance, continuous observation, and maintaining a clean environment. Gain valuable experience and progress on your path to becoming an RN.

Off-cycle Internship



  • Want to earn income and expand your learning experience hands-on while you complete your nursing degree? The Patient Care Intern Progression Program is designed for YOU!


  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent years of experience is required.
  • Requires 0-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Requires PCI to be actively enrolled and have completed 1 semester student nursing at an accredited nursing education program that is accredited by a national organization. For example, the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Requires current Basic Life Support certification through the AHA or attainment at the completion of the IU Health PCA education program. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
  • Requires knowledge of care appropriate to the age and developmental level of the patients served.
  • Requires ability to apply the organization's personnel policies and procedures.
  • Requires up to date knowledge of procedures and standards related to patient care activities.
  • Requires proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Requires ability to maintain concentration when subjected to frequent and varied interruptions and variable noise levels.
  • Requires ability to organize tasks and attend to details.
  • Requires knowledge of procedures; equipment; software and standards related to patient care activities that non-licensed role perform (i.e., PCI, PCA, PCR).
  • Requires ability to perform physically demanding, repetitious movements.
  • Requires knowledge of principles of infection control.

Area of Responsibilities



  • The Patient Care Intern Progression Program helps student nurses on their pathway to becoming an RN while gaining hands-on patient care experience. IU Health provides these future nurses with learning, mentorship, and progression opportunities as they work toward their degree. In this role, you will work alongside other healthcare professionals to strengthen your skills in patient care, decision-making, and critical thinking.
  • The Patient Care Intern I (PCI I) works under the direction of the registered nurse (RN) as a non-licensed team member. As a non-licensed team member, the PCI provides care to designated patients and supports the patient care team. Job duties include observation of the registered nurse, provision of activities of daily living, mobility assistance, mobility assistance, continuous observation including suicide prevention, and ensuring the patient's surroundings are clean and orderly.
  • We have an exciting Patient Care Intern opportunity on our Advanced Cardio/Pulmonary unit at Methodist Hospital! This 32 bed unit is unique in that it is an acuity adaptable unit. This means that the team cares for Med/Surg and progressive level patients. This unit has a strong foundation of excellent team collaboration. This unit focuses on the care of patients with diagnoses including: COPD, heart failure, Pulmonary Fibrosis, lung transplant, etc.


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Part time

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