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APRN Prerequisites and Application

Prerequisites for Participation

  • MetroHealth accepts students who have an active Ohio Registered Nursing License and an affiliation with an Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Graduate Program. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing at their parent school and must have their school’s approval to participate in the desired experience. 
  • An APRN program must have an affiliation agreement with The MetroHealth System before students can be accepted from that program.


Education Affiliations for Advanced Practice Registered Nursing at MetroHealth

The MetroHealth System has Advanced Practice Registered Nurse program affiliation agreements with only those schools listed below:

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Kent State University
  • Ohio University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Ursuline College

Applications for clinical hours at The MetroHealth System will only be accepted from these schools.

Special note: If you are an employee of the The MetroHealth System enrolled in the Chamberlain College of Nursing Nurse Practitioner program, you may complete clinical hours at MetroHealth with that program until December 31, 2019.

Obtaining A Preceptor
We do not arrange preceptors for you. You and/or your school are responsible for making these arrangements. Please view the Related Content near the bottom of the APRN Clinical Experience page to find a list of APRNs who are willing to act as preceptors along with the experience they offer.  Contact the specific department and request to speak directly to the APRN about a possible experience with them.

Online Application
Once you have found a preceptor and they have confirmed that they are able to take you for the semester you are requesting, you must apply online. DO NOT APPLY ONLINE IF THE PRECEPTOR HAS NOT AGREED TO TAKE YOU. 

If you have more than one preceptor, you can complete one application for a specific semester and list multiple preceptors on the same application. You must reapply for every semester that you would like to do a clinical rotation here.

We understand that each school has a unique schedule. Our application deadlines (listed below) apply, regardless of your school's calendar year/schedule. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BEYOND THE DEADLINE DATE. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Please apply for the semester that the start date of your clinical rotation falls within. You may apply up to one year in advance of your expected clinical rotation. 

Application Information

Please note the application deadlines listed below. We will not accept applications after posted application deadline dates.

  • The application for clinical experiences must be submitted online.
  • You must complete one application for each semester requested. The application must contain all the requested information from both the student and appropriate faculty from the student’s school before the student can be accepted.
  • The application must be completed in its entirety.
  • Applications must be received on or before the deadline dates listed in the Student Guidelines.
  • The MetroHealth System does not arrange for preceptors. You and/or your school are responsible for making these arrangements. Please do not submit an application if a preceptor has not agreed to take you, as your application will not be processed, and you will not receive any response.
  • Please allow at least two (2) weeks after submission of your application for a response.
  • Due to limited slots available, MetroHealth has the right to limit the number of clinical experiences per student.

Application Deadlines for Clinical Hours

Deadline Semester  Included Dates
July 10, 2020  Fall 2020  Includes any time between August 16 and December 31
December 1, 2020 Spring 2021 Includes any time between January 1 and May 15 
April 14, 2021 Summer 2021 Includes any time between May 16 and August 15
July 12, 2021 Fall 2021 Includes any time between August 16 and December 31
December 3, 2021 Spring 2022 Includes any time between January 1 and May 15
April 15, 2022 Summer 2022 Includes any time between May 16 and August 15
July 11, 2022 Fall 2022 Includes any time between August 16 and December 31

Once your application has been received, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. The APRN Student Education Office will then contact your preceptor for confirmation of acceptance. Approximately one to two (1-2) weeks after the application deadline, you receive an e-mail from the GME office regarding the onboarding process.


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