Thank you for your interest in Ochsner for a preceptor or practicum educational experience.
An active academic affiliation agreement with Ochsner and an active RN Louisiana license is required of all nursing students. If you are a student in a program that will yield additional licensure, such as an APRN, your program must have program approval to offer clinical educational experience with the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN). Programs approved for clinical experience in Louisiana can be found on the LSBN website.
If you are seeking an educational opportunity in Mississippi, the same applies but with an active RN Mississippi license.
Please note that we are committed to the professional development of our employees and do prioritize Ochsner employees as well as highly rated graduate programs locally and across the nation.
You should not call Ochsner providers or their offices.
Important Dates and Deadlines
We review application periodically throughout the year, and we assess our APP placement opportunities regularly. See the following table for the specific deadlines and clinical rotation periods.
You should submit your application at least four to six months in advance of the rotation. Submitting a request does not guarantee placement. Email your complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Late applications or forms will not be accepted. Any outstanding forms past the due date will cause you to forfeit your Ochsner preceptor.
New forms are required each semester. An application and datasheet is required for each preceptor. The attestation should be signed and submitted by a school official, NOT the student. Please download and save the forms using the format Name. Form. Semester Year.pdf. For example the application would be JohnDoe.application.spring2019.pdf.
Step 1 - Apply
Download the application form. Complete the form electronically. Submit them to email@example.com no later than the date from the table related to your requested clinical rotation period. Late applications or forms will not be accepted. An application is required for each rotation. Once a preceptor has been confirmed, please fill and return the personal data sheet. One data sheet is required for each preceptor.
Step 2 – Provide Required Documentation
Accepted students will be required to review these links:
- Student Handbook
- HIPAA for students
- Accessing EPIC
- Student and Faculty COVID-19 Protection Plan
and provide the following documents:
Submit these required forms to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the date from the table related to your requested clinical rotation period. Late forms will not be accepted. Any outstanding forms past the due date will cause you to forfeit your placement. New forms are required each semester.
All information requests must come through System Nursing Professional Development/ Nursing Academics.
Students are NOT to directly contact Ochsner Health faculty and administrative staff in an attempt to arrange clinical training experiences. System Nursing Professional Development and Nursing Academics is responsible for scheduling graduate nursing student requests. ALL students must follow established guidelines and procedures without exceptions.