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  3. Graduate Nursing / Physician Assistant Students

Graduate Nursing / Physician Assistant Students

Thank you for your interest in Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana for a clinical rotation or practicum educational experience.

For all nursing students, an active RN Louisiana license is required. If you are a student in a program that will yield additional licensure, such as an APRN, your program must have program approval to offer clinical educational experience with the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN). Programs approved for clinical experience in Louisiana can be found on the LSBN website.

Please note that we are committed to the professional development of our employees and do prioritize Ochsner employees as well as highly rated graduate programs locally and across the nation.

Important Dates and Deadlines

The request deadline for applications for Fall clinical rotations is May 1. Decision notifications occur during the month of June and student information is due by July 1.

The request deadline for applications for Spring clinical rotations is September 1. Decision notifications occur during the month of October and student information is due by November 1.

The request deadline for applications for Summer clinical rotations is January 1. Decision notifications occur during the month of February and student information is due by March 1.

We review application periodically throughout the year, and we assess our advanced practice provider placement opportunities regularly. See the table above for the specific deadlines and clinical rotation periods.

You should submit your application at least four to six months in advance of the rotation. Submitting a request does not guarantee placement. Email your complete application to olhs.students@ochsnerlsuhs.org (AMC and SMMC) or OLHS-education@ochsnerlsuhs.org (MMC).

Late applications or forms will not be accepted. Any outstanding forms past the due date will cause you to forfeit your Ochsner clinical rotation or practicum educational experience. New forms are required each semester. An application is required for each preceptor.

The attestation should be signed and submitted by a school official, NOT the student. Please download and save the forms using the format: Last name_first name.form submitting.SemesterYear.pdf. For example, the application would be: doe_john.application.spring2019.pdf. All forms should be submitted in PDF format. Other formats, including screenshots, jpg, png, etc. will NOT be accepted.

Step 1 – Verify clinical rotation or practicum educational experience is available

Check with your school and program coordinator to ensure an affiliation agreement exists for you to attend a clinical rotation or practicum educational experience at Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana for your respective school and program. If an affiliation agreement exists for your respective school and program, proceed to step 2.

If no affiliation agreement exists, you are not eligible to attend a clinical rotation or practicum educational experience. To obtain an affiliation agreement, your school or program coordinator should reach out to olhs.students@ochsnerlsuhs.org (AMC and SMMC) or OLHS-education@ochsnerlsuhs.org (MMC) to initiate the process. This process may take up to 6 months to be completed. Students CANNOT initiate the affiliation agreement process.

Step 2 – Apply

  • Download the application and complete it electronically.
  • Submit the application to olhs.students@ochsnerlsuhs.org (AMC and SMMC) or OLHS-education@ochsnerlsuhs.org (MMC) no later than the deadline stated on the table above for your respective clinical rotation.
  • Late applications or forms will NOT be accepted.
  • An application is required for each rotation and each preceptor.
  • A new application, student packet, and attestation form are required each semester.
  • Please download and save the application and forms using the format: Last name_first name.form submitting.SemesterYear.pdf. For example, the application would be: doe_john.application.spring2019.pdf.
  • All forms should be submitted in PDF format. Other formats, including screenshots, jpg, png, etc. will NOT be accepted.

Step 3 – Provide Required Documentation

Accepted students will be required to review these links:

and provide the following documents:

  • Attestation Form (to be completed by the school)
  • Student Packet containing student personal data sheet, Handbook agreement, and Confidentially agreement

Submit these required forms to olhs.students@ochsnerlsuhs.org (AMC and SMMC) or OLHS-education@ochsnerlsuhs.org (MMC) no later than the date from the table related to your requested clinical rotation period.

Late forms will not be accepted. Any outstanding forms past the due date will cause you to forfeit your placement.

New forms are required each semester. The attestation should be signed and submitted by a school official, NOT the student. Please download and save the forms using the format: Last name_first name.form submitting.SemesterYear.pdf. For example, the attestation form would be: doe_john.attestionform.spring2019.pdf. All forms should be submitted in PDF format. Other formats, including screenshots, jpg, png, etc., will NOT be accepted.

You may not begin your clinical rotation or practicum educational experience until you have received approval from the Nursing Professional Development - Professional Practice and Academic Partnership office and your EPIC access is active.

Important Notice

All information requests must come through the Nursing Professional Development - Professional Practice and Academic Partnership office. ALL students must follow established guidelines and procedures without exceptions.