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Dear MSN-DNP Nursing Students, 

Thank you for your interest in a pediatric clinical rotation at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Children’s Physicians. Children’s program is designed to cultivate the advanced degree nursing student’s clinical experiences for role development and course completion. You will gain knowledge and experiences needed to complete your degree and begin an advanced career in nursing.


Eligibility & Priority for Approval:

Who is eligible for the MSN or DNP student clinical experience?

• All MSN or DNP student clinical experiences must be pre-approved before initiating the experience. The Nursing Education Department will manage all MSN or DNP student processes. 
• A contract between Children’s and the student’s college of nursing is required before the experience is initiated.
• Students must complete pre-requisite assessments and training before starting their precepted experience.


What is the priority for approving MSN or DNP student clinical requests?

• Employees who are MSN or DNP students will be given priority in their requests for student experiences. The employee may not conduct their student clinical in their location of hire.
•  Students from local nursing schools will be given priority over requests for student clinical from outside of the metro area. As preceptor capacity allows, requests from other nursing schools will be considered.
•  Providers may precept nurse practitioner students of their choice as long as the student follows all other requirements listed on this website.


What type of nurse practitioner programs are supported by Children’s?

•  Children’s Hospital & Medical Center supports the following nurse practitioner student programs
     o  Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
     o  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care (PNP-AC)
     o  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
     o  Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

•  Children’s Physicians supports the following nurse practitioner student programs:
     o  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
     o  Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)


Areas Involved in the MSN-DNP Nursing Student Program.

Nurse Practitioner Student Experiences with a Provider Preceptor:
•  Applications for precepted experiences approved based on preceptor resources and availability
•  The following locations or services may have preceptors available:

Children’s Physicians’ Offices:
About Children’s Physicians
Children’s Physicians is a group of board-certified pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners providing expert pediatric care at 13 offices throughout the Omaha area, two with adjacent urgent care facilities. Ten offices have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Children’s Physicians pediatricians hold themselves to levels of care that far surpass national quality of care standards in pediatrics. They maintain these outstanding credentials as the only pediatricians practicing in partnership with Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Creighton University School of Medicine’s pediatrics training program. For more information and pediatric resources for families, visit Children’s Physicians at ChildrensPhysiciansOmaha.org.


Bellevue 4802 Shannon Dr. (HWY 370 & 48th St.), Bellevue, NE, 68133
Council Bluffs 1022 Woodbury Ave., Council Bluffs, IA, 51503
Creighton University Medical Center 601 N. 30th St., Ste. 6820, Omaha, NE 68131
Dundee 4825 Dodge St., Omaha, NE, 68132v Eagle Run 13808 W. Maple Rd, Ste. 100, Omaha, NE, 68164
Embassy Park 9202 West Dodge Rd, Ste. 101, Omaha, NE, 68114
Gretna 11856 Standing Stone Dr., Gretna, NE, 68028
Mission Village 16909 Q St., Omaha, NE, 68135
Plattsmouth 1938 E. HWY 34, Plattsmouth, NE, 68048
Spring Valley 4224 S. 50th St., Omaha, NE, 68117
UNMC 982167 Nebraska Medical Center, 42nd & Emile, Omaha, NE, 68198
Val Verde 9801 Giles Rd., Ste., 1, LaVista, NE, 68128
West Village Point 110 N.175th St., Ste. 1000, Omaha, NE, 68118

Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center (SPC)
Numerous outpatient specialty clinics with care provided by specialty providers from Children’s Specialty Physicians. Specialty care and expertise in the treatment of children from newborn through teen are the focus of Children's Specialty Physicians. They are the largest group of pediatric specialists in the region with more than 160 experienced physicians who have advanced specialization and board certification in a wide range of medical and surgical specialties unique to the care of children

Children’s Hospitalist Service
Numerous providers offer care to children in the inpatient setting at Children’s. The Hospitalists at Children's Hospital & Medical Center deliver extraordinary care to children. They educate health care professionals in two medical schools and those from across the region. They work within Children’s to improve the quality of pediatric health care delivery, advance safety efforts, and maximize the patient experience.

Children’s Emergency Department (ED)
15 total beds for patients with emergent needs: 2 resuscitation/trauma and 13 standard ER

Children’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
A Level IV NICU, this 40-bed unit provides care to the region’s most critically ill and premature neonates.


MSN –Nursing Education or MSN-Nursing Admin Experiences with a Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist or Clinical Education Specialist:

• Nursing leaders (Directors or Clinical Managers), Clinical Nurse Specialists or Clinical Education Specialists (MSN in Nursing Education or Admin) are available to provide supervised clinical instruction upon request.

• Applications for precepted experiences approved based on preceptor resources and availability


Application Process

MSN or DNP nursing students must apply online for a student clinical experience with a preceptor in the Children’s system.

For experiences with a provider at Children’s Physicians, there are 2 parts to the application:
1. Student must apply online here and include name of provider that they have confirmed their experience with. 
2. The Nursing Education Department will confirm with the student all other aspects of the experience including contract with their school and the onboarding process. 

For experiences with a provider at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in the hospital or Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center (SPC), preceptors will be provided as they are available. Student must apply online.

Applications are available online via this link: link will be posted at a later date.

All fields in the application must be completed.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Application Deadlines are set in anticipation of needs for the following semester.

•  Spring Semester application deadline is Oct 31;
•  Summer Semester application deadline is March 1;
•  Fall Semester application deadline is June 30


Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be approved based on preceptor resources and availability. Notifications of acceptance will be sent within a few weeks after the deadline.


Deadlines & Important Dates

•  Spring Semester application deadline is Oct 31
•  Summer Semester application deadline is March 1
•  Fall Semester application deadline is June 30

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Questions may be directed to MSN-DNPstudents@childrensomaha.org or 402-955-4582.