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Opportunities to Specialize in Med-Surg Nursing

The med-surg internship program is a six-week program designed to support new graduate nurses into their nursing role. Applicants to this program must have completed a nursing program within the last six months.

In conjunction with the six-month structured new graduate nurse program, the med-surg internship assists the transition from new graduate nurses to advanced beginner nurse through providing support, mentoring and education based on application of knowledge and clinical skills beyond the traditional orientation plan. The format for this program includes discussions, hands-on simulation, precepting and guest speakers.

The program will focus on communication skills, integration of leadership, patient outcomes and professional role development relating to the selected topics and development of clinical judgment. Opportunities will be provided to adjust content to the group’s experiences and identified needs.

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Program Details

During the six-week internship, med-surg interns will focus on patient-centered care, communication and teamwork, time management, quality improvement, nursing documentation and evidence-based practice.


The clinical development specialist serves as the facilitator for the med-surg internship program. Interns will also interact with interdisciplinary guest speakers.

Application Process

To apply, please visit our quick apply portal.  Our recruiters will follow up with you to learn more.

Applications for the summer program are generally accepted from April to June, with the program starting in August. Applications for the winter program are generally accepted from November to December, with the program starting in February.

For more information, contact us at 541-768-5441 or Samaritan Health Services Talent Acquisition.