Logo of Huzzle


Cardiovascular Surgical Student Nurse - PRN - Patient Care Intern Progression Program

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


AI generated summary

  • You must have a high school diploma, completed 1 semester of nursing clinicals, current BLS certification, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, ability to concentrate, physically fit, infection control knowledge.
  • You will work as a Patient Care Intern in a Cardiovascular Surgical unit, assisting RNs with patient care, providing mobility assistance, continuous observation, and maintaining a clean environment.

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!
  • 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.


  • 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 clinicals 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 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.
  • IU Health Methodist's Cardiovascular Surgical A2North is a fast-paced, high acuity, mixed model unit that sees both Progressive Care and Med/Surg patients. This unit's focus is the treatment of cardiovascular patients through surgical and medical management of diagnoses. Diagnoses include cardiac arrhythmias, circulatory disorders, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), cardiac valve repairs/replacement, and post heart catheterization procedural care.


Work type

Full time

Work mode