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Trinity Health Summer 2024 Junior Nurse Paid Internship in Sioux City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time


Rotating Shift


Under direct supervision, the Student Nurse Intern assists in the delivery of holistic, compassionate, individualized, effective quality patient care and customer satisfaction. The Student Nurse Intern will be allowed to participate in the routine care of patients which includes assessment, nursing interventions, treatments, medication administration, nutritional screening, observations, nursing activities, documentation, and patient teaching. This is accomplished by supporting the patient in activities of daily living, as well as other physical, emotional and spiritual needs consistent with the mission of Mercy, Patient care services vision, evidence-based standards of care and established policies and procedures. Work will include components of direct patient care, nutrition, observation, documentation, transportation and general maintenance of the patient environment. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

What you will Do

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

  • Participate in collaborative practice with an experienced nurse preceptor or mentor and assume shared responsibility for patient assignments. This includes assessment, nursing interventions, treatments, medication administration, nursing activities, documentation, and patient teaching.

  • Student Nurse Interns may participate in other patient care activities under the direct supervision of the primary nurse as deemed appropriate.

  • Exhibit high standards of ethical conduct, honesty, and integrity at all times.

  • Respect age-specific needs of patient populations served.

  • Continuously seek out opportunities to improve the quality of patient care though innovative and creative problem solving.

  • Have a general knowledge of nursing theory, techniques, and interventions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Active student in good standing in BSN program between junior and senior year during the summer of 2024

  • This program requires your participation for the entire 8 weeks, except in emergency or illness situations. Any exceptions or special circumstances must be discussed during the interview process. The internship begins in early June and is completed in August.

  • Completed at least one acute care clinical rotation.

  • Must be actively enrolled in an independent study course with their accredited college; accredited college must have a clinical affiliation agreement with the respective clinical site.

  • Anticipate graduation within one year after completion of the summer internship program.

Position Highlights and Benefits

The tri-state region, referred to as Western Iowa or Siouxland, is highlighted by safe and friendly communities, excellent schools and a mix of peaceful rural areas and vibrant city atmosphere where Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet at the Missouri River

Situated in the heart of downtown Sioux City, MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is also well positioned for urban living in any of the newly renovated apartments, downtown lofts, or townhome living options. The downtown also features a historic district with excellent restaurants and social spots, and you'll just be steps away from the beautifully renovated Warrior Hotel for dinner and the gorgeous Orpheum Theatre for entertainment.

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

Wellness programs

Education reimbursement

Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision

Paid time off

Long- and short-term leave

Retirement planning

Life insurance coverage

Ministry/Facility Information

MercyOne Western Iowa serves the needs of individuals in a 33-county area including western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center ( , a 238-bed regional facility, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the area – one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons – and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service. Along with owned and managed hospitals in Primghar ( and Hawarden, Iowa, and a partnership with Dunes Surgical Hospital ( in South Dakota, the region also operates a primary care network, specialty care clinics and home health care, providing an entire continuum of preventative, primary, acute and tertiary health care services to provide personalized, compassionate care for the communities we serve and beyond.

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran