If you are currently graduate level or higher in an accredited, not-for-profit program in the United States and are interested in an experience at a Children's Minnesota location, please review the options available at this time.

 

Disclaimers:  

  1. All trainees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, no exemptions are available.
  2. Children's Minnesota GME office has chosen to collaborate exclusively with not-for-profit programs that have an in-person component to their training and are physically located in the United States. Rotational opportunities will not be available to students from for-profit, international, and/or fully online-only programs.
  3. Application for rotations must be fully complete and submitted by the listed deadline for the opportunity. Applying does not guarantee approval for a rotation. All updates and communication regarding application should be done through the comments section in Clinician Nexus. Please refrain from sending emails regarding rotation requests as our staff will not respond to them.
  4. Trainees who have been approved for a rotation opportunity at Children’s Minnesota must comply with onboarding deadlines. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of experience, and any future requests will not be considered.
  5. If a rotation is no longer needed, the Medical Education Department must be notified immediately.
  6. Employed Children’s staff seeking a clinical rotation as part of a training program are strongly advised to rotate outside of the department they normally work in. Hours worked during an employee shift do not count toward clinical hours for credit.

Prior to the start of an approved rotation with Children's Minnesota, the following must be completed and/or on file with Children's Minnesota: 

  1. Current affiliation agreement between Children's Minnesota and the training program. Children's Minnesota will initiate the agreement once the rotational experience has been approved. This work is required to begin at least 2 months prior to an agreed upon start date. No onboarding is allowed to begin until the affiliation agreement is fully executed. If legal terms cannot be agreed upon, the rotation will be canceled. 
  2. The Trainee’s Institution is required to be currently insured for professional liability, which covers students AND faculty.  Liability limits are a minimum of $2,000,000/$4,000,000.  The School will provide Children’s with a certificate of insurance evidencing said coverage or a letter describing its professional liability protection if self-insured. 
  3. Prior to the start of a clinical, hands-on rotation, the trainee must provide proof of Minnesota DHS Background Study conducted by their current training program. Additionally, if applicable, the trainee must obtain and provide a Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Residency Permit for the duration of the experience at Children’s Minnesota. Failure to provide either or both items by the requested date will result in cancellation of experience.  

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AT CHILDREN'S MINNESOTA

Clinical Rotations (hands-on, for credit): Interested trainees are to go to Clinician Nexus and create a free student account. From there, they can fill in the appropriate application for either a PA or APRN rotation request. If all information fields are not filled in, the application will not be considered. Do not seek out your own preceptor. Whether an APRN student in an in or out-of-state program: nursing faculty in advanced practice nursing programs must hold unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse and as an advanced practice registered nurse with current registration in Minnesota. Any hands-on experiences require an affiliation agreement between Children's Minnesota and the trainee's home program.  

  • Summer 2024 application deadline in Clinician Nexus: 1/1/2024  

  • Fall 2024 application deadline in Clinician Nexus: 4/30/2024  

APP DNP Projects: Interested trainees are to go to Clinician Nexus and create a free student account. From there, they can fill out the APP DNP project request form. If all information fields are not filled in, the application will not be considered. It is required that project request forms be submitted at least 6-8 weeks (about 2 months) out from the requested start date. Whether an APRN student in an in or out-of-state program: nursing faculty in advanced practice nursing programs must hold unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse and as an advanced practice registered nurse with current registration in Minnesota. An affiliation agreement between Children's Minnesota and the trainee's home program is required.

  • Accepting project applications on a running basis

Observer/Shadowing (hands-off, not for credit): Interested applicants must be at the Graduate Medical training level or higher and must identify and secure a preceptor for their experience who agrees to always supervise the applicant for the duration of the experience. Once a preceptor is identified, the applicant must create a free student account on Clinician Nexus, search for APP observe/shadowing experiences, and submit an application through Clinician Nexus' online marketplace.

For assistance or if you have questions about this process, please reach out to our team in Medical Education.