Student preparation

To help emerging providers and clinicians grow their skills, we offer more than 5,000 clinical rotations each year in areas such as Advanced Practice, Allied Health, Nursing + more!

  1. Allina Health only accepts students from schools that have an active Clinical Experience Agreement between the Academic Affiliation and Allina Health.
  2. Background study: Allina Health requires the Minnesota or Wisconsin DHS (based on clinical location(s)) for all clinical students.
    • The school must open an account with the MN DHS in order to request background studies for clinical students
    • Background study
  3. Immunizations: All students and onsite faculty, including Allina Health employees, must meet the Allina Health student requirements for immunizations:
  4. Must adhere to processes outlined in Academic Program Resources and Clinical Student and Onsite Faculty Resources

Additional Resources:

  • Allina Health Employees - It is required that the experience/preceptor is outside of the Allina employed unit
  • Observation, Shadow or Tour - At this time, Allina Health does not provide career exploration observation or shadowing experiences for students.
    • A temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest.
    • This may include students enrolled in medical school who are not engaged in a clinical training program.
    • Elementary/Middle/High School students are not permitted to observe the provider-patient interaction or to enter certain areas of the facility when patients are present
  1. Allina Health only accepts students from schools that have an active Clinical Experience Agreement between the Academic Affiliation and Allina Health.
  2. Must comply with Allina Health's Clinical Request & Approval Processes:

Once a clinical experience has been approved the school, student and onsite faculty must read and complete all steps in the appropriate onboarding link below. To initiate onboarding the school/academic coordinator must submit a preliminary roster to the site coordinator.

  1. Clinical Students and Onsite Faculty Onboarding Requirements
  2. Academic Program Onboarding Requirements

For any questions regarding onboarding status please contact StudentOnboarding@allina.com