Student Opportunities

Community Health Immersion Clinical ApplicationCertified nurse-midwife and advanced practice nurse at PCC South Family Health Center

PCC Community Wellness Center's (PCC) Community Health Immersion Clinical (CHIC) program is available to family nurse practitioner students from the University of Illinois at Chicago or Rush University who are enrolled in the master’s or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

The CHIC is a structured, agency-based, year-long clinical rotation for family nurse practitioner students that desire a future practice in community health. The CHIC experience matches family nurse practitioner students with a primary practice site that will serve as the student's home clinic. Once established in his/her clinical practice at this site, students will rotate to other PCC sites and service areas.

In addition to direct-care clinical hours, CHIC participants will meet periodically to review clinical issues and cases and participate in provider meetings. Depending on program requirements, students will also be expected to participate in practice improvement projects, community health projects, or the DNP project for credit in relevant coursework.

Application deadline: March 13, 2017.

Projected start date: May 22, 2017.

Student Selection Criteria

The CHIC program is accepting applications from students enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Rush University. Students will be selected based on:

  • Interest in and commitment to community-based primary care for underserved populations
  • Schedule availability - All clinic sessions will be assigned to students and work schedules cannot necessarily be accommodated. For this reason, students that are employed full-time cannot be considered for participation.
  • Spanish language abilities - A limited number of positions are available for non-Spanish speaking students. Applications from Spanish speaking students will receive stronger consideration. Once all applications have been reviewed, PCC providers may contact applicants to discuss their application further.

Interested applicants should complete the following steps:

1. Complete application.

2. Email cover letter and resume to Ellen Barton, APN, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .