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For Nursing Students

Support for future nurses

Unity is fully engaged with nursing schools in Western New York—hosting students for clinical rotations and offering a Summer Internship Program. Our Nurse Recruitment team is often on-site at colleges and universities throughout the academic year to help you learn more about positions available at Unity.

Summer Internship Program
Learn more about our summer internship program that gives students a real-world nursing experience. Hurry, space is limited!

High School Nursing Scholarship Program
Read more about Unity's scholarship program for graduating seniors and download an application.

 Summer Internship Program

Applications for 2015
We accept appliations for the 2015 Summer Internship Program from January 1 to February 13, 2015.

Get real-world nursing experience under the guidance of an expert RN preceptor
If you’re preparing to enter the final year of your associate or bachelor of science nursing degree program, you may qualify for a summer clinical internship at Unity.

This hands-on 10-week program offers you an opportunity to work directly with a dedicated Unity preceptor in a real-world acute care setting while earning a paycheck. This excellent training can help build your confidence and give you an advantage as you pursue your nursing career. In fact, summer interns often accept full-time jobs at Unity after completing their degree.

In-depth hands-on experience
During your internship at Unity, you’ll participate in:

  • Patient assessments
  • Development of patient care plans 
  • Communication with physicians & other members of the patient care team
  • A wide variety of nursing tasks

Your personal Unity preceptor will guide you as you take on professional nursing responsibilities. You'll learn firsthand how some of the area's best nurses do their job.

Work in an acute care setting
When you join our Summer Internship Program, you’ll work in a medical or surgical unit at Unity Hospital or in one of the following acute care settings: 

  • Emergency Center
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • August Family Birth Place
  • Walk-In Care Center 
  • Salmen Surgical Center operating rooms
  • Acute  Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Program

These exciting and challenging work environments will help you understand exactly what it takes to be a great Unity nurse.

Learn from Unity's best
During each shift of the 10-week internship, your Unity preceptor will work with you one on one explaining processes and procedures, answering your questions and offering valuable insights into developing and implementating an effective plan of care.

Our preceptors are carefully selected for their clinical and educational expertise as well as the energy and enthusiasm they bring to their mentoring role. Only nurses who truly love working with students become preceptors in our internship program.

Find out if you're eligible 
Our Summer Internship Program is designed for students who will enter the final year of their RN nursing program immediately after completing their internship. The program is open to students pursuing a two- or three-year Associate’s degree as well as a four-year BSN.

To qualify you must: 

  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Commit to 24 hours per week for 10 weeks

Apply early because space is limited
If you’re interested, apply as early as possible. Click here to apply online. Submit an essay on why you chose a nursing career. Please email the essay to max.powell@rochesterregional.org.  We accept applications January 1 through February 13, 2015.

Contact our Nurse Recruitment Team at (585) 368-3138 or via email at max.powell@rochesterregional.org.

High school Scholarship Program
Unity Health System’s Nursing Scholarship Program is for high school seniors intending to pursue a bachelor of science nursing degree. Unity is pleased to be able to offer eight $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors. We will award a scholarship to one student from each of the following school districts:
  • Churchville-Chili
  • Gates-Chili
  • Greece (two students selected)
  • Hilton
  • Rochester City School District (two students selected)
  • Spencerport

Submitting your application is easy
Complete the scholarship application, submit two letters of reference and a 100-word essay explaining why you want to become a nurse. Click here to download the application or see your guidance counselor.

Eligibility requirements
To apply you must:

  • Graduate in June 2014
  • Be accepted into a four-year nursing program

Apply today
Mail your completed application form, essay and two letters of reference to:
Unity Health System
Human Resources
Attn: Recruitment Coordinator
89 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611

Or scan and email the materials to recruitment@unityhealth.org.

Applications, essays and letters of reference must be received by April 4.

Contact our recruitment team at recruitment@unityhealth.org.