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Baylor Health Care System's paid nursing internship programs give you access to some of the best nurse educators in health care and a chance to work alongside some of the most renowned professionals in their field.

Whether you're a new graduate, an experienced nurse looking to move into a new specialty or a nurse who has been out of the clinical area for a while, we have opportunities for you. You'll be paid as you gain valuable education, clinical experience and the confidence to smoothly transition from the classroom to the clinical setting.  Visit the Internship FAQs page for specific program application dates.

See the description of our nurse internship programs below. 


Cardiovascular Essentials (Telemetry)

This eight to 10 week program offers classroom learning as well as clinical experience with a preceptor to give the telemetry nurse the knowledge needed to work in a cardiac telemetry area. Content includes basic EKG interpretation, cardiac anatomy and physiology, use of emergency drugs, emergency protocols, ABG interpretation and management, lab interpretation, interventional cardiovascular procedures, acute stroke, myocardial infarctions, heart failure and pacemakers.

Critical Care Essentials

This eight to 14 week program offers classroom and clinical learning opportunities in the critical care environment. Content includes EKG interpretation; use of emergency drugs; emergency protocols; ABG interpretation and management; hemodynamic monitoring, including arterial, CVP, pulmonary artery, and cardiac output monitoring; mechanical ventilation management; lab interpretations; and medical ethics.


This 16-week internship is offered to graduate nurses and nurses with no emergency experience. Didactic and preceptor-guided clinical experiences combine to develop the previously inexperienced nurse into a contributing member of a fast-paced team of professionals providing care for minor to critically-ill patients.


The content in this internship program reflects the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to make sound clinical judgments and carry out nursing activities in a medical/ surgical setting. It includes 64-hour classroom time with additional clinical time mentored by a unit-based preceptor. This comprehensive internship introduces you to the concepts, processes, skills and techniques of medical/surgical nursing practice. It also provides you with a firm foundation for more advanced clinical concepts.



Participants begin this eight-week internship with classroom experience and transition to the clinical practicum portion of the program. Participants will administer a variety of chemotherapeutic agents under direct supervision. Upon validation of proficiency in administering nonvesican drugs, participants will progress to vesicant administration. Interns work closely with experienced nurses to measure and manage adverse reactions and assure the continued development of bedside nursing skills.

Surgical Services/Operating Room

This sixteen-to-twenty week perioperative internship, based on AORN standards, will include classroom, computer based activities and clinical experiences. Nurses will acquire the professional nursing knowledge and skills necessary to promote safe passage and optimize outcomes of patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures in the surgical setting.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit

This internship is eight to 12 weeks which is a combination of didactic learning and clinical experience mentored by a preceptor. The didactic learning includes ICU class, airway management and pain management very specific to the PACU setting, anesthesia and anesthesia medication adjuncts, PACU specific nursing care, video learning opportunities, and passing of the PACU specific testing. The clinical experience consists of one-on-one mentorship and exposure to varied PACU cases. This internship prepares the RN for a fast-paced, critical care, level-one trauma PACU. Internship begins in January and June.

Perinatal/Women's Health

This 14 to 16 week program is directed to those with little or no experience in the perinatal setting, who desire to work in labor and delivery, postpartum/Antepartum or well-baby nursery. It is a comprehensive program consisting of formal classroom instruction, self-study and clinical preceptorship, postpartum care, antepartum care, fetal heart rate monitoring, labor support, surgery skills, neonatal transitioning and recovery care are included in the content. Interns will gain experience in caring for both the low and high-risk mom and baby while providing a family-centered atmosphere.

Neonatal ICU

This sixteen-week internship will include didactic and clinical learning opportunities beginning with learning basic care for the stable, growing preemie and progressing to more advanced care of infants in the higher-acuity NICU.

Transplant Nursing

This eight-week clinical preceptorship program also includes: completion of an independent study with a Transplant Nursing Manual; video-learning opportunities; time spent in IV therapy, outpatient transplant services with the transplant surgeon, and transplant pre-and-post support group meetings. The fast-paced transplant floor provides care for liver, kidney, kidney/pancreas, pancreatic islet cell as well as serving the bariatric population. Interdisciplinary patient care rounds are an integral part of the unit, and clinical research is on going.

To learn more about the benefits of a nursing career at Baylor, visit the main nursing page. 

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