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Student Nurse Academic Practicum (SNAP)/On-Call/UKHC

Lexington, KY
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Job Title Student Nurse Academic Practicum (SNAP)/On-Call/UKHC
Requisition Number DU04846
Department Name H4013:Nurse Recruitment
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $11.95-$18.56
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status On Call
Required Education

To be eligible for this position, you must meet the following criteria: be currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing; have satisfactorily completed the Junior year of a BSN program OR the 1st year of an ADN program; and have a 2.75 minimum nursing course GPA AND a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Required Related Experience

To be eligible for this position, you must have satisfactorily completed the Junior year of a BSN program OR the 1st year of an ADN program.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare provider Certification.

Physical Requirements

The essential functions of this position require you to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 100 pounds on a daily basis; stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time; perform repetitive motions; and effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with patients, caregivers, and staff at all levels.


Will work full time hours 36-40 hours/week depending on unit staffing needs. Days/evenings/nights, with some weekends and holidays. MUST BE FLEXIBLE and prepared to work preceptors schedule.

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky HealthCare (UKHC) Enterprise is seeking applicants for the position of Student Nurse Academic Practicum (SNAP). This is a paid 10-week clinical practicum to be completed from May 2019 to August 2019.

This practicum opportunity will provide the student nurse with the opportunity to be immersed in the hands on world of bedside nursing. The student nurse will function as a member of a nursing team, working with a nursing faculty advisor, and will be under the direct supervision of a designated RN nurse preceptor. This experience offers an extended opportunity for students to apply the knowledge they have learned thus far in their professional nursing program. In addition to clinical application, emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, management of responsibilities, skill proficiency development, and professionalism in the clinical setting.

The hired applicant must complete 300 clinical hours between May and August of 2019 to receive 3 course credit hours. It is up to each individual student to ensure these 300 clinical hours are obtained within the 10-week course. These 300 clinical hours are mandatory, and the program must be completed in its entirety for the student nurse to receive a passing grade. After completion of 300 clinical hours, the student nurse will receive 3 credit hours for an independent study course.

The SNAP program is the gateway for establishing a long-term career relationship with UKHC. Successful completion of the program will lead to receiving first priority consideration for employment opportunities at UKHC upon completion of nursing degree requirements. It is preferred that SNAP participants additionally complete mandatory integrated senior practicum (synthesis experience) at UKHC.


1. Complete and submit the online application on the UK Jobs Website
a. A completed questionnaire, found at this link is required to complete your application. Please complete the questionnaire and click submit at the bottom of the page. The completed questionnaire will be emailed to Lois Lewis in UKHC Nurse Recruitment.
c. An official academic transcript is required to complete your application. You may upload an unofficial copy as part of the online application, however, if selected to interview for the position, an official and containing your academic record through Fall 2018, must be submitted to Lois Lewis in UKHC Nurse Recruitment during your interview for your SNAP application to be considered complete.

If you have question regarding this opportunity, please contact Lois Lewis at 859-257-6907 or ljlewi2@uky.edu.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate must have demonstrated critical thinking skills and must maintain a professional appearance and attitude in the clinical setting. Additionally, the hired candidate must complete 300 hours within the 10 week time period to receive 3 credit hours.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

GPA of 3.0 or higher for Nursing and Cumulative preferred.

Deadline to Apply 01/30/2019
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2018-12-17 Expires: 2019-02-16

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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