Onboarding & Clinical Placement

Student must complete APP Student Clinical Placement Agreement and submit request rzimmerman@nebraskamed.com

Application start and end dates for each semester.

Semester Application Start Application Deadline
Spring Sept. 1 Oct. 1
Summer Jan. 1 Feb. 1
Fall April 1 May 1

APP Student Clinical Placement Agreement
APP Student Clinical Placement Process


New online process for student placement can be accessed here:

Will be activated 30 days prior to each deadline. No old forms will be accepted.

For EPIC training information, please contact Dr. Layna Himmelberg at Himmelberg@clarksoncollege.edu or 402.552.2776.

Students at this site must complete Confidentiality agreement, Corporate Compliance, Health Screen Form, Hospital Information, and Student Information form.

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is moving to an online application system for graduate student (MSN or DNP) precepted/clinical experiences. This process will help us ensure that all information needed for these experiences is available so we can work with you to set up the best possible experience. Children’s program is designed to cultivate the advanced degree nursing student’s clinical experiences for role development and course completion. You will gain knowledge and experiences needed to complete your degree and begin an advanced career in nursing.

Who is eligible for the MSN or DNP student clinical experience?

All MSN or DNP student clinical experiences must be pre-approved before initiating the experience. The Nursing Education Department will manage the MSN/DNP student and nurse practitioner student process. A contract between Children’s and the student’s college of nursing is required before the experience is initiated. Students must complete pre-requisite assessments and training before starting their precepted experience. Providers may precept nurse practitioner students of their choice as long as the student follows all other requirements listed on this website.

This application process is required for graduate student requests for the following areas:

  • Children’s Physicians Clinic locations with a provider
  • Children’s Hospital & Medical Center units with a provider such as a hospitalist, nurse practitioner, or provider in a specialty clinic
  • Children’s Hospital & Medical Center areas for MSN or DNP graduate leadership requests with a preceptor.

Application Process

MSN or DNP nursing students must apply online for a student clinical experience with a preceptor in the Children’s system.

All MSN-DNP students will be required to submit their request application via www.myclinicalexchange.com to be considered. Directions for using the myClinicalExchange program are linked below. Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not be considered.

View myClinicalExchange Program Directions

Applications are available online via this link: https://www.childrensomaha.org/

Application Deadlines are set in anticipation of needs for the following semester. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

  • Spring Semester application deadline is Oct 31;
  • Summer Semester application deadline is March 15;
  • Fall Semester application deadline is June 30

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be approved based on preceptor resources and availability. Notifications of acceptance will be sent 2 weeks after the deadline.

If you have questions, please let me know. Thank you for your interest in a pediatric clinical rotation at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Children’s Physicians.

  1. Once your advisor receives your Step 1, the advisor will send your name to CHI to begin the onboarding application process.
  2. Email your advisor with the following information:
    • Your name and program (example: FNP):
    • Your email address:
    • Your preceptor’s name:
    • The CHI clinical location (name of facility & address):
  3. You will receive an email in your College email from CHI HR, but be aware this may land in your junk mail account depending on your computer settings.
  4. Please ensure all Health and Safety items are updated in your CastleBranch (myCB) account.
  5. Any student requesting a CHI agency in IA must complete the IA SING. This is an Iowa background check and adult and child abuse registry check.at the cost of $15. The advisor will place the students name on the IA SING roster and email the Compliance Office that this was added.  
  6. The Compliance Office will email the student an IA SING waiver form via DocuSign to complete and notify Student Financial Services for billing your student account.
  7. You will follow the instructions in the CHI HR email which will ask for your demographic information and the name of your representative.
    • The Name of the representative at your employer we can contact will be: Clarkson (first name), College (last name).
    • Email address of representative at your employer: Compliance@clarksoncollege.edu
    • This information is need so that the Compliance Office receives the attestation for you.
  8. You will need to allow at least 30 minutes to complete the application process.
    1. The General Orientation and Confidentiality Agreement modules are required for all. At the end of the modules there is a certificate of completion, which you must save to added to your myCB (instructions below).
    2. The Mandatory Reporter module is required for those going to an Iowa facility. If required, at the end of the training you will need to pass the quiz and you must save a copy to added to your myCB.
    3. The CHI link below will be included in your email from CHI.  This link needs to accessed ONLY with the Internet Explorer browser - http://www.chihealth.com/frequently-used-links
  9. Your onboarding documentation will be housed in your myCB account with the following steps:
    • You will place an order using your package code(s) below at  https://mycb.castlebranch.com.
      1. Your Program onboarding track code: CS70ob.  The “ob” stands for onboarding.
      2. The cost is $0. Just be sure you use your College email address when ordering so this will sync with your existing account.   
      3. Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are the suggested internet browser for using myCB.  
    • Please contact Compliance@clarksoncollege.edu  if you have trouble opening this account.
  10. After you have submitted your application, the Compliance Office will receive an email to complete your CHI Attestation.
  11. You need to have completed all above requirements for the Attestation be completed. 
  12. After the Attestation is submitted by the Compliance Office they will receive an email that it was successfully submitted to CHI HR.
  13. The Compliance Office will file a copy of the email in the advisors Attestation folder.
  14. The student may obtain passwords at Computer Training or ID number and password will be sent to the advisor.
  15. The advisor will notify CHI when the student is no longer attending CHI facilities.
    • NOTE:  If you will continue at a CHI facility for future rotations, it is strongly encouraged for you login once every 89 days to their system to maintain your computer (AD) login information.  On day 90 your account becomes dormant and you need to call the Help Desk to reactivate. 

Students must submit placement request by appropriate deadline (July 1 - Fall, October 1 - Spring, and March 1 - Summer). Please email MSNAdvising@clarksoncollege.edu with the message subject: Placement request and include the semester and year you are requesting placement. Example: Placement request SP 19

Please include the listed required information needed for your placement request:

Is this request for Sanford OR Avera placement: (choose only one)
Where are you currently employed:
Which are you pursuing: MSN, DNP, Post Masters Certificate
Which semester is this request for (ex: Spring 2019):
Please list the course name for which you are requesting placement (ex: NS 830)
First name, Last name:
Phone number:
Email address:
Anticipated Graduation date (per sequence plan):
Department request (ex: Peds, Family Practice, OB/GYN, etc.):
Days available for clinical: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
Shift hours:
Shift: Day, Night, Flexible
Total number of hours requested:
Primary or Specialty hours:
Special requests (any preferred clinical site, preceptor, etc.):

If you are not already registered, go to www.myClinicalExchange.com (myCE). This requires a registration fee of $36.50 annually. This fee will be paid by the student and covers clinical placement at all entities within Avera Health and Sanford Health systems. Students will not be placed without registration.