SUMMER 2022 Student Nurse Academic Practicum (SNAP)/On-Call/UKHC

at University of Kentucky
Location Lexington, KY
Date Posted January 8, 2022
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


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 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. 

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 300  hours during Summer 2022, work full time hours (36 – 40 hours per week), depending on unit staffing needs. Days/evenings/nights, with some weekends and holidays. MUST BE FLEXIBLE and prepared to work preceptor’s schedule. 

Job Summary

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect patient, employee, and visitor safety, UK HealthCare is requiring all employees to comply with the COVID-19 vaccination policy prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of September 15, 2021, UK HealthCare requires all employees, including new hires prior to their first day of employment, to submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19 (i.e., two weeks past completing their complete COVID-19 vaccination series), or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal vaccine exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

The University of Kentucky HealthCare (UKHC) Enterprise is seeking applicants for the position of Student Nurse Academic Practicum (SNAP). This is a paid clinical practicum to be completed from May 2022 – August 2022  with the option to continue in the Fall SNAP 2022 pending successful completion of Summer SNAP.

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 hours between May 2022 – August 2022 to receive 3 course credit hours. It is up to each individual student to ensure these 300 clinical hours are obtained within the 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.

 Complete and submit the online application on the UK Jobs Website
 You are required to upload an unofficial copy as part of the online application. If selected to interview for the position, an official transcript containing your academic record through Fall 2021, must be submitted at time of interview.
* The following documents are REQUIRED to be submitted with your application for consideration:*

  •  Resume
  •  Unofficial Transcript

If you have question regarding this opportunity, please contact Nurse Recruitment at 859-257-5442, [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

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 time period to receive 3 credit hours. 

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Preferred Education/Experience

GPA of 3.0 or higher for Nursing and Cumulative preferred. 

Deadline to Apply


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.

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