Clinical Observer in Clinical Settings Program

The Clinical Observer in Clinical Settings program is a 1- to 2-day shadowing experience offered by St. Jude Nursing Services. The program is designed to help high school students, undergraduates and other qualified individuals explore an interest in nursing or medical careers.

Participants have the opportunity to join St. Jude nursing staff during their clinical duties, observing the unique St. Jude approach to patient care firsthand. Nursing staff members share insights into nursing careers, including the diverse opportunities offered by St. Jude.

Who is eligible?

Eligible candidates meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Must be enrolled in high school or an accredited college, accepted into an academic institution, or demonstrate the clear intention to apply for a post-baccalaureate professional program
  • If enrolled in an educational program, must be in good academic standing (a letter of academic standing must be submitted with your application)
  • Must have a completed immunization history (a physician-completed immunization history must be submitted with your application)

How to apply

To apply, you will use our online form to submit your contact and background information, including a Letter of Academic Standing from your current institution, if applicable, and an immunization history completed by your doctor. The application must be filled out completely in order to be considered for the program.

After you apply

If you are accepted to the program, St. Jude will contact you to arrange a time for your 1- to 3-day observation experience. We will also provide more information to help you make the most of your time at St. Jude while abiding by hospital policies and procedures.