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ProHealth Care offers many educational opportunities in a variety of settings for hundreds of nursing and allied health students each year.

Learning Environment
ProHealth Care offers numerous educational opportunities in a variety of settings for hundreds of nursing and allied health students each year.

ProHealth Care clinical student sites include:

Prior to participating in a placement experience with ProHealth Care, including placement in non-patient care environments (e.g. medical records, IT or lab), the following steps must be completed:

Step 1
  • Students need to verify with their school's coordinator that their school has completed ProHealth Care's Student Affiliation Agreement. If a school doesn't have an agreement on file, the school's coordinator should contact Student Affiliations to begin the process.

  • Step 2
  • Each school's coordinator makes placement requests for students through ProHealth's Student Portal. Coordinators gain access to the portal by contacting Student Affiliations to begin the process.

  • (Only school coordinators have access to the portal - students do not have access.)
    Step 3
  • ProHealth will contact the school's coordinator regarding the status of their student's placement request.

  • Step 4
    If the placement request is approved, students need to complete the items below and submit verification to their school's coordinator:

    Section A - Health Requirements
    • Students are required to have a MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccination. Or, a positive titer, two MMRs or a physician-documented disease.
    • Students are required to have a Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccination.
    • Students are required to have a seasonal flu vaccination from Dec. 1 through March 31.
    • Students are required to have a negative Mantoux or two-step TB test, annually.
    • Students who have the potential to be exposed to blood or body fluids are required to have a Hepatitis B vaccination series.

    Section B - Background Checks
    Both clinical and non-clinical students should ask their school's coordinator for instructions on completing the following:
    • Students must successfully complete a Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check.
    • Students must successfully complete a Wisconsin Criminal Background Check.
    • Students must successfully complete a five-panel drug screen (urine test).
    Section C - Additional Paperwork
    • Students need to read the Student Affiliations within ProHealth Care Policy​
    • Students need to read and sign the ProHealth Care Confidentiality Agreement for Students and Observers and return to their school's coordinator or instructor.
    • Students need to watch the Student Orientation video and either print the validation page or take a photo of it while it's on their computer screen and return to their school's coordinator or instructor.
    Section D - Precepted students only
    • Students need to print and bring the Preceptorship Student Orientation Checklist with them on their first day of clinical.
    • Students need to print and give the Badge Request Form to their preceptor to complete and return to:
    • ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital - Center for Learning and Innovation
    • Fax to 262-928-2092 or interoffice mail to the Center for Learning and Innovation at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital and your badge will be sent to your location
    Section E - Clinical groups only
    • Instructor will bring the Student Orientation Checklist to the first day of clinical.
    • Instructor will bring the Instructor Orientation Checklist to the first day of clinical.
    • Instructor will print, complete and return the Badge Request Form to:
    ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital - Center for Learning and Innovation or ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital - security office
    Please contact us at Student Affiliations with any questions.
    The Observation Program at ProHealth Care offers hands-off-only educational opportunities for individuals to observe the role of a medical professional working in the field.

    Review the steps below for the process of requesting an observation experience at ProHealth Care.
    Please note: For the safety of our patients and employees, the minimum age requirement for observation is 16 years or older.

    Step 1: Obtain a ProHealth Care sponsor for your observation experience
    The sponsor will serve as your liaison during the process of submitting a Request for Observation form and submitting it.

    A sponsor at ProHealth Care can be obtained two ways:
    • Enlist a friend or family member who works for ProHealth Care.
    • Contact the department of your interest to inquire if an opportunity for observation is available. You can call 262-928-1000 and ask to be transferred to the department, including the campus location. For example, “I would like to be connected to Labor and Delivery at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.” Once you are connected, you can inquire about the possibility of an observation experience.
    We cannot guarantee a PHC employee will be able to sponsor you, or a department's availability to accommodate requests for observation.

    Step 2: Complete the required paperwork
    The following must be included:
    • Completed Request for Observation at ProHealth Care
    • Proof of completion from the Student/Observer Orientation module
    • History of two MMR vaccine -or- positive rubella, rubeola and mumps titre
    • History of two varicella vaccine -or- positive varicella titre -or- history of chicken pox or shingles
    • Negative TB skin test, less than 12 months old -or- negative TB chest x-ray or blood test
    • Proof of current flu vaccine during Flu Season (October 1 to May 30)
    • All immunization records must be documented by a health care provider.
    Step 3: Submit the required paperwork for processing
    See below to determine where your completed paperwork must be sent.
    Requests for observation submitted incomplete and/or without a sponsor will be denied.

    If the employee you wish to observe is a nurse, therapy staff (PT, OT, RT, etc.) or other health care staff who is not a physician or advanced practice provider, send your completed paperwork to:
    Brandy Konkol
    Center for Learning & Innovation

    For physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant observation requests, contact:
    Heather M. Johnson
    Physician Relations

    For student placement through a college or university:
    See the student placement site
    ProHealth Care is committed to fostering the development of nursing and other health care careers. Academic programs must complete a Student Affiliation Agreement prior to planning student placements. No students will be placed without an agreement.

    Rotations (multiple students)
    • Please have your school's coordinator submit any requests for placement to Student Affiliations.
    • The placement request acceptance and confirmation deadlines will follow SEWNA guidelines.
    • Upon approval of the request, school coordinators will be directed to add student information into ProHealth Care's Student Portal at least six weeks prior to the start date.
    Please contact Student Affiliations to schedule an Epic Computer Training classroom for students accessing the electronic medical record.
      In the student portal, the coordinator must document that your students have completed the following and keep these documents at the school:
    • All students must sign and comply to the ProHealth Care Student Confidentiality Agreement
    • All students must pass the ProHealth Care Student Orientation – Online Session.
    Schedule a meeting with the Unit/Department Manager to go over student objectives prior to placement.

    The Instructor Orientation Checklist and Student Orientation Checklist forms must be completed. Please send these completed forms to the Center for Learning and Innovation at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital or fax to 262-928-2092.

    Print a Student Orientation Checklist for each of your students and one Instructor Orientation Checklist for yourself. You will use them as you orient the students to their assigned unit.

    Badges
    • All students must wear a ProHealth Care Student Badge and a school photo ID.
    • Pick up your photo ID badge from the security office at either ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital or ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.
    • Take the Badge Request Form, along with your student roster, to the Center for Learning and Innovation to pick up your students' badges.
    • If you are at ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, you may go to the security office.
    Preceptorship (one-on-one)
    • Please have your school's coordinator submit any requests for placement to Student Affiliations.
    • The placement request acceptance and confirmation deadlines will follow SEWNA guidelines.
    • Upon approval of the request, school coordinators will be directed to add student information into ProHealth Care's Student Portal at least six weeks prior to the start date.
    • Schedule a meeting with the preceptor, student and instructor. The purpose of this meeting is to review the learning objectives of this experience and ensure that questions have been answered.
    • Please contact Student Affiliations to schedule an Epic Computer Training for the students accessing the electronic medical record.
    In the student portal, the coordinator must document that your students have completed the following and keep these documents at the school:
    • All students must sign and comply to the ProHealth Care Student Confidentiality Agreement
    • All students must pass the ProHealth Care Student Orientation - Online Session.
    Student prints and brings the Preceptorship Student Orientation Checklist for the preceptor to complete and send the completed form to:

    ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital - Center for Learning and Innovation
    Fax to 262-928-2092 or interoffice mail to the Center for Learning and Innovation at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
    If you have any questions, please contact us at Student Affiliations.
    Clinical placement requests for nursing, allied health and nonclinical students are made through ProHealth Care's Student Portal. To gain portal access, contact Student Affiliations. Formal placement requests must be submitted a minimum of eight weeks prior to the start of the rotation. For student placement with a physician or advanced practice provider, contact Physician Relations.

    To avoid delays in arranging student placements, all communication should occur through the above email addresses.

    Fall 2019 - no longer accepting submissions Winter 2020 - consideration for submissions received after the semester deadline is dependent upon availability Spring 2020 - more information coming soon

    The ProHealth Experience

    ProHealth Care is committed to creating an environment in which every interaction results in a positive experience. We do this by: