Nursing Students


Nursing students, expand your potential at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

At the NewYork-Presbyterian Department of Nursing, “patient-centered care” isn’t just a phrase. It’s the heart of our nursing practice—and the fullest expression of our hospital mission “Putting Patients First.” If you share our passion for patient care, we offer incredible opportunities for nursing students who are currently in a BSN program.

Gain experience and expand your skill set. These positions will help you apply and improve your core nursing skills while providing the added bonus of working on a unit with outstanding mentors. Our commitment to advancing the art and science of nursing is well known.

Right now, more than 6,000 professional nurses are working across NYP with physicians, allied professionals and more to exchange ideas that advance medical knowledge. Our professional nursing practice model serves as our guide. We are committed to professional development, evidence-based practice, collaboration, autonomy and advocacy.

We have opportunities for nursing students in BSN programs between their sophomore and senior years. Consider beginning a career with NYP through the following positions: Nursing Attendant, Nursing Companion or our Summer Nurse Externship.

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Nursing Attendant
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offer part-time Nursing Attendant and Nurse’s Aide positions year round for sophomore or junior BSN students. Nursing Attendants and Nurse’s Aides gain hands-on bedside experience, which provides a great opportunity for students to find out which specialties are right for them. Nursing students join our float pool and gain a firsthand view of units throughout the hospital. High-performers are often sought out by nursing leadership to join the NYP nursing team after graduating.

Nursing attendants and Nurse’s Aides actively participate in the healing process of their patients. They have important patient care responsibilities, which can include assisting patients with feeding, maintaining personal hygiene, providing support with ambulation, and obtaining vital signs. These part-time positions range from 11.25 hours to 22.5 hours per week. To qualify, you must have previous experience in a hospital setting through nursing school, previous Nursing Attendant or Nurse’s Aide experience or certification from an approved, accredited Nursing Attendant training program.

Nursing Companion
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers part-time Nursing Companion positions year round for sophomore or junior BSN students. In our hospital units, Nursing Companions provide the important contribution of one-on-one patient observation. They are essential to NYP’s record of achievement in the areas of patient outcomes and patient safety by continuously monitoring identified patients.

Nursing Companions carry out tasks under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Additionally, Nursing Companions take responsibility for select care duties, like maintaining a safe and clean patient environment. To qualify, completion of at least one clinical rotation in nursing school is mandatory. You must be enrolled and matriculated in the sophomore or junior year of a BSN program. A minimum current GPA of 3.0 is required.

Nurse Extern
The Nurse Extern program is our premier opportunity for nursing students who will be entering their senior year of a BSN program. This position is the perfect extension of your clinical rotation. The program offers hands-on care experience with a preceptor on a specific unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division and is ideal for nursing students interested in psychiatric nursing.

Positions are posted in March/April of each year.

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