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Clinical Observer in Clinical Settings Program in Nursing

The Clinical Observer in Clinical Settings program is a shadowing experience offered by St. Jude Nursing Services. The program is designed to help undergraduates and other qualified individuals explore their interest in a nursing career.

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 18 years of age or older 
  • Must be enrolled in high school, in an accredited college, accepted into an academic institution, or demonstrate the clear intention to apply for a post-baccalaureate professional program
  • Must be in good academic standing   
  • Must be able to travel to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN  
  • Must be able to provide your own housing during the observation period 

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 or an alternate letter of recommendation. 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 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. 

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