This Summertime Nursing Internship program is a paid, full-time immersion experience to supplement a student nurse's formal education. The focus of the program is to prepare and match the internship candidate with a nursing unit. The goal is to immerse candidates in Texas Health Dallas Nursing Culture and to reduce training time and expedite independence.

General Program Information

The Nurse Intern Program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas includes six weeks of clinical rotations in various inpatient medical surgical, intermediate, and specialty units where participants work closely with a RN preceptor.

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With staff support, interns receive individualized training to enhance their knowledge and prepare them for hands-on experiences. Rotations take place at Texas Health Dallas. Weekly Lunch & Learn sessions occur where important topics related to nursing care are discussed in an interactive and innovative way.

  • Seven weeks paid internship
  • 24-36 hours per week
  • Weekly Lunch & Learn sessions

Upon completion of the program, nurse externs in their last semester of nursing school have the opportunity to be among the first candidates to interview for a full-time, paid position as a Texas Health Dallas graduate nurse resident.


  • Enrollment and good standing in an accredited nursing program
  • Must have completed 2 semesters of nursing school
  • Available from June 2nd – July 2th (June 30th – July 6 off week)
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Benefits of Working at Texas Health Dallas

Nurse Interns are required to work 24-36 hours a week during the program. After program completion, the intern has the opportunity to work PRN with a specific nursing unit.

For participating in the program, nurse interns can expect:

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  • A competitive salary with shift differentials
  • Paid orientation
  • Unlimited voluntary participation in Texas Health Dallas Hospital educational opportunities (unpaid)
  • Resources to support mental health and well being
  • Discount tickets to local and regional special events

As a part of the Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas nursing team, interns also have access to the rich educational opportunities of Texas Health Resources, including:

  • Online programs
  • Medical grand rounds
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Professional development
  • Extended clinical opportunities such as working with nurse practitioners, clinical educators and members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Rotation of up to three units of interest

Application Information

Applications are closed for the 2024 cohort.


  • February 7, 2024 Interview begin (via TEAMs)
  • Notification of acceptance – rolling
  • June 2nd – Start of program
  • July 27th – End of Program

Contact Information

Joseph Brookshire, MSN, RN, CNL
Nurse Manager for Innovation | Clinical Outcomes

Katherine Henderson, MSN, RN , CNL , PCCN
Float Pool Supervisor


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