For Students & Faculty

IU Health welcomes students and faculty in our care settings. We partner with area schools and foster collaborative relationships for excellence in healthcare.

The IU Health Nurse Scholar Program is offered to Indiana University School of Nursing students at IUPUI, IU Bloomington, IU Fort Wayne, and IU Columbus campuses.

The program’s goal is to assist nursing students financially in exchange for a 1 –2 year(s), full-time, or part-time work commitment at any IU Health practice site. We will award $10,000.00 (taxable due to work commitment) per semester with a required work commitment of 12 months for 2 semesters funded, 18 months for 3 semesters, and 24 months for 4 semesters.

When can I apply?

A link to the application will be made available:

  • Spring 2024
    • Application opens Oct. 6, 2023
    • Application closes Oct. 23, 2023
  • Summer 2024 (Accelerated track students only)
    • Application opens Feb. 2, 2024
    • Application closes Feb. 19, 2024
  • Fall 2024
    • Application opens May 3, 2024
    • Application closes May 20, 2024

For more information

Attend IU Health Nurse Scholar virtual office hours, 12-12:30 pm the first Friday of every month, beginning Oct. 6, 2023. When the office hours are available, join via Microsoft Teams.

Download our IU Health Nurse Scholar program guide (PDF) for full details.

IU Health Nurse Scholar Program

The IU Health Nurse Scholar Program is offered to Indiana University School of Nursing students at IUPUI, IU Bloomington, IU Fort Wayne, and IU Columbus campuses.

The program’s goal is to assist nursing students financially in exchange for a 1 –2 year(s), full-time, or part-time work commitment at any IU Health practice site. We will award $10,000.00 (taxable due to work commitment) per semester with a required work commitment of 12 months for 2 semesters funded, 18 months for 3 semesters, and 24 months for 4 semesters.

When can I apply?

A link to the application will be made available:

  • Spring 2024
    • Application opens Oct. 6, 2023
    • Application closes Oct. 23, 2023
  • Summer 2024 (Accelerated track students only)
    • Application opens Feb. 2, 2024
    • Application closes Feb. 19, 2024
  • Fall 2024
    • Application opens May 3, 2024
    • Application closes May 20, 2024

For more information

Attend IU Health Nurse Scholar virtual office hours, 12-12:30 pm the first Friday of every month, beginning Oct. 6, 2023. When the office hours are available, join via Microsoft Teams.

Download our IU Health Nurse Scholar program guide (PDF) for full details.

Affiliation Agreements & Role Management

IU Health welcomes nursing students and faculty for required programmatic educational experiences.

All programmatic educational experiences:

  1. Must be covered with an affiliation agreement between IU Health and the school. These educational experiences include: clinical, research, capstone projects, etc. that are required for the student to complete a degree.
  2. The school must be accredited by a regionally recognized accrediting body (e.g., HLC, MSCHE, NECHE, SACSCOC, NWCCU, and WSCUC & ACCJC)
  3. The school’s program must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) (e.g., CCNE, ACEN, ACME, etc.)
  4. For nursing schools in Indiana, it must be approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN)
  5. IU Health’s affiliation agreement further stipulates that only students whose primary residence and nursing licensure is in the state of Indiana are eligible.
  6. Clinical experiences must be documented in:
    1. The CastleBranch for undergraduate nursing
    2. The Office of Clinical Education (OCE)’s database for advanced provider students
  7. All clinical faculty and nursing students must be entered into IU Health’s employee management application known as Oracle.
    1. Nursing students are entered in the position of “nonworker student.”
    2. Clinical faculty (accompanying or supervising nursing students) are entered in the position of “contingent worker-faculty.

Questions regarding affiliation agreements?

If you have questions about affiliation agreements for nursing, please contact the Office of Clinical Education at OCE@iuhealth.org.

Types of nursing clinical placements offered

Undergraduate clinical groups with an instructor/faculty

Individual preceptor placement for non-APRNs (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral)

  • Reach out to regional/facility placement coordinator

Office of Clinical Education (OCE)

Clinical placement and onboarding for these student-types:

  1. Advanced Practice Provider Students:
    1. Nurse practitioners (NP)
    2. Certified RN anesthetist (CRNA)
    3. Certified RN midwife (CRNM)
    4. Clinical nurse specialist (CNS)
  2. Specialty Certifications:
    1. Post-masters certification (NP)
    2. Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC)
    3. RN surgical first assistant (RNFA)
  3. Research students: all students conducting research as part of their program will need to check-in with OCE@iuhealth.org to (1) confirm affiliation agreement and (2) to be directed to the research group.

For more information about OCE, visit the Office of Clinical Education.

Clinical Placement

Affiliation Agreements & Role Management

IU Health welcomes nursing students and faculty for required programmatic educational experiences.

All programmatic educational experiences:

  1. Must be covered with an affiliation agreement between IU Health and the school. These educational experiences include: clinical, research, capstone projects, etc. that are required for the student to complete a degree.
  2. The school must be accredited by a regionally recognized accrediting body (e.g., HLC, MSCHE, NECHE, SACSCOC, NWCCU, and WSCUC & ACCJC)
  3. The school’s program must be accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) (e.g., CCNE, ACEN, ACME, etc.)
  4. For nursing schools in Indiana, it must be approved by the Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN)
  5. IU Health’s affiliation agreement further stipulates that only students whose primary residence and nursing licensure is in the state of Indiana are eligible.
  6. Clinical experiences must be documented in:
    1. The CastleBranch for undergraduate nursing
    2. The Office of Clinical Education (OCE)’s database for advanced provider students
  7. All clinical faculty and nursing students must be entered into IU Health’s employee management application known as Oracle.
    1. Nursing students are entered in the position of “nonworker student.”
    2. Clinical faculty (accompanying or supervising nursing students) are entered in the position of “contingent worker-faculty.

Questions regarding affiliation agreements?

If you have questions about affiliation agreements for nursing, please contact the Office of Clinical Education at OCE@iuhealth.org.

Types of nursing clinical placements offered

Undergraduate clinical groups with an instructor/faculty

Individual preceptor placement for non-APRNs (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral)

  • Reach out to regional/facility placement coordinator

Office of Clinical Education (OCE)

Clinical placement and onboarding for these student-types:

  1. Advanced Practice Provider Students:
    1. Nurse practitioners (NP)
    2. Certified RN anesthetist (CRNA)
    3. Certified RN midwife (CRNM)
    4. Clinical nurse specialist (CNS)
  2. Specialty Certifications:
    1. Post-masters certification (NP)
    2. Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC)
    3. RN surgical first assistant (RNFA)
  3. Research students: all students conducting research as part of their program will need to check-in with OCE@iuhealth.org to (1) confirm affiliation agreement and (2) to be directed to the research group.

For more information about OCE, visit the Office of Clinical Education.