Columbia St. Mary’s (CSM) proudly partners with schools to help students achieve their educational goals. We are committed to providing quality and meaningful field placement to motivated students to help inspire and enhance their learning experience in hopes that they might become part of CSM’s vision and future.
Students may be placed in a variety of locations (clinical and non-clinical) undergoing supervised training without pay, usually for a semester for school credit and to meet graduation requirements. Students may be in groups with a school instructor present or can be precepted by CSM staff directly.
Students must go through their schools for these placements and should NOT contact CSM directly. The exception to this would be Advanced Practice Nursing students and other graduate level students who may network with CSM staff. If and when these arrangements are made, the school is still required to enter the request into our system and be verified by the CSM-Ascension Wisconsin placement coordinator.
The following steps must occur for all student experiences:
Request for student placement by the school’s coordinator. This should be completed a minimum of four weeks prior to anticipated clinical start date. Nursing student placement follows the calendar below. In an effort to align services and processes to form Ascension Wisconsin, we have recently updated the student request process for Columbia St. Mary's placements. For questions on how to use the Electronic Student Clinical Placement Process (ESCPP) system to request your Columbia St. Mary's Student Clinical requests or to be setup with an account, please email Alison.VanDyk@ascension.org.
This is an “observation only” experience when a student observes a professional in an area of expertise for a limited number of hours. Unlike the lengthier student programs, for a shadow experience, students can contact CSM staff directly with whom they wish to observe. The preceptor then has student read and sign the Authorization for Shadow Experience and Standards of Conduct forms. Completed forms should be kept with preceptor.
CSM Preceptor will forward all completed documentation to:
Student Affiliations, Clinical Development
Ascension Shared Services
4300 W. Brown Deer Road
Brown Deer, WI 53233
Fax: (414) 465-3064