As a teaching hospital, our goal is to educate affiliated students, to the best of our ability, in a safe learning environment. Nursing students will have access to a wide array of educational opportunities designed to facilitate the development of highly skilled, professional caregivers.

In partnership with affiliating accredited nursing schools, students will practice under the direct supervision of faculty instructors and/or Cincinnati Children's Registered Nurse preceptors. The licensed professional, whether faculty instructor or Cincinnati Children's RN preceptor is ultimately responsible for all care provided by the student in the clinical area.

Undergraduate/Prelicensure Nursing Programs  

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers diverse experiences for Undergraduate and Prelicensure students in pediatric nursing knowledge and skills. 

To be eligible for an undergraduate placement at Cincinnati Children's, you must be attending one of the affiliated programs:

    • Cincinnati State
    • College of Mount Saint Joseph
    • Good Samaritan College of Nursing
    • Miami University
    • Northern Kentucky University
    • Southern State University
    • The Christ College of Nursing
    • Thomas More University
    • University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash Campus
    • University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing
    • University of Cincinnati – East Campus
    • Wright State University
    • Xavier University  

Students have opportunities for both cohort student experiences and for senior level Role Transition practicums.  Please speak with the affiliated programs clinical coordinators for specific information.

Nursing Student Health Requirements

All individuals are expected to meet Cincinnati Children's health requirements in order to participate in patient care. Download a copy of the nursing student health requirements in pdf format.