I am in school for my initial undergraduate nursing degree and am interested in having a clinical experience within the Prisma Health–Upstate.Prisma Health–Upstate accommodates undergraduate nursing students enrolled in affiliated schools of nursing. Students may be accommodated within rotational group experiences under a faculty’s supervision, a senior practicum or capstone student experience, or as an RN-BSN leadership student experience. Please contact your school clinical faculty and share your desire to be placed within Prisma Health–Upstate for your clinical experience.
I am enrolled in a graduate nurse practitioner program and desire clinical placement within the Prisma Health–Upstate.Students enrolled in a Prisma Health–Upstate affiliated academic program will be considered for clinical placement within Prisma Health–Upstate. All students must complete an online student application and the Prisma Health–Upstate student clearance process. Please see the Nurse Practitioner Clinical Placement Request: https://hsc.ghs.org/np-clinical-placement/ or contact Pamela Edwards at Pamela.Edwards@PrismaHealth.org / (864) 455-1127 for further information.
I am enrolled in a nursing program that requires me to complete a student project or research and I would like to do this within the Prisma Health–Upstate.Team members as nursing students enrolled in a Prisma Health–Upstate affiliated academic program will be considered for an educational experience entailing a student project or research within Prisma Health–Upstate. Projects may or may not require the use of Prisma Health data or resources. All students must complete online applications for student accommodation and project approval, and the Prisma Health–Upstate student clearance process. Please contact Nursing Academics at NursingAcademics@PrismaHealth.org for further information. *See additional FAQ’s listed under “Educational Experience (Research or Project)”
How do I know if Prisma Health–Upstate has an active affiliation agreement on file with my school?A current list of our preferred affiliated schools of nursing can be found here
A Prisma Health preceptor has agreed to facilitate my clinical placement (CNE, Midwifery, NP, and WOCN) or educational experience (project / research). Do I still need approval from Nursing Academics?Yes, a clinical placement (CNE, Midwifery or WOCN only) or education experience (project or research) must “first” go through Nursing Academics for approval, student placement/experience coordination, and approval to begin the Prisma Health–Upstate Student Clearance process.
NP students/school representatives should not be seeking clinical placements with Prisma Health preceptors/sites on their own/or on the behalf of a student. Please see ‘Graduate Clinical Placement’ information below for the required application process.
Educational Experience (Research or Project)
I am back in school for my RN-BSN degree and am interested in completing my leadership experience involving a student project within the Prisma Health–Upstate.Team members as RN-BSN students enrolled in a Prisma Health–Upstate affiliated academic program will be considered for leadership placement within Prisma Health–Upstate. All students must complete online applications for student accommodation and project approval, and the Prisma Health–Upstate student clearance process. Please see online application “Undergraduate Nursing Student Project or Research Request”: https://studentservices.greenvillehealthsystem.org/undergraduatenursing or contact Brandi Bennett at Brandi.Bennett3@PrismaHealth.org / (864) 455-1129 for further information.
I am back in school for my graduate nursing degree and am interested in completing my required student project or research within the Prisma Health–Upstate.Team members as graduate nursing students enrolled in a Prisma Health–Upstate affiliated academic program will be considered to complete a student project or research within Prisma Health–Upstate. All students must complete online applications for student accommodation and project/research approval, and the Prisma Health–Upstate student clearance process. Please see online application “Graduate Nursing Student Project or Research Request”: https://studentservices.greenvillehealthsystem.org/graduatenursing or contact Pamela Edwards at Pamela.Edwards@PrismaHealth.org / (864) 455-1127 for further information.
Do I need a GHS preceptor / mentor? What if my school does not require?Yes, all Prisma Health–Upstate students must have an appropriately qualified Prisma Health preceptor that has been verified by Nursing Academics. This preceptor is responsible for the oversight of your clinical or educational experience at all times. If you are conducting a project or research, your preceptor must be involved from the beginning with the development of your project or research topic.
My online student application and preliminary project application have been approved by Nursing Academics and my school faculty, so what approvals do I need to use Prisma Health data or resources in my project or research?Pre-approval of Prisma Health data or resources must first come from your Prisma Health preceptor/mentor to ensure what you are asking is appropriate for your project/research. Prisma Health data and resources are “restricted access only” and “require pre-approval” to include: Nursing Research Committee, Prisma Health–Upstate IRB, and nursing leadership and/or department leadership depending on the type of data or resource. No Prisma Health data or resources should be accessed by students (including students/Prisma Health team members) prior to receiving appropriate pre-approvals facilitated through Nursing Academics.
Graduate Clinical Placement
Where do I find the Prisma Health–Upstate Nurse Practitioner Clinical Placement Application?The application is located here: https://hsc.ghs.org/np-clinical-placement
Is there a deadline date for submitting an application for semester placement consideration?Yes, application must be received no later than 90 days prior to semester start date. Applications are processed in the order received and priority is given to full-time/part-time Prisma Health–Upstate team members attending an affiliated nursing program.
I missed the 90 day deadline, is there an opportunity for late applications to be considered?No, due to the volume of applications received each semester we are unable to accept applications after the 90 day semester deadline.
I submitted my clinical placement request but have not heard back if I was approved for a placement within Prisma Health–Upstate ?When a student is approved for placement and accepted by a preceptor an email confirmation is sent to the student with placement details and information about the required Prisma Health–Upstate Student Clearance process. If a student is not selected for placement an email is sent to the student during the placement process. Students should not be reaching out to Prisma Health–Upstate preceptors or Prisma Health–Upstate sites on their own seeking clinical placement.
I am a Prisma Health–Upstate team member and want to know why am I not guaranteed NP Clinical Placement at a Prisma Health–Upstate site?We have a large number of Prisma Health–Upstate team members enrolled in NP clinical programs and we are unable to guarantee NP clinical placement for every Prisma Health–Upstate team member each semester. Preceptor’s interest and availability varies each semester.
My school is affiliated with Prisma Health–Upstate, why wasn’t I selected for a clinical placement?Prisma Health–Upstate receives a high volume of nurse practitioner student clinical placement requests each academic semester. Due to the high volume of requests, clinical placement decisions are based on multiple criteria, including preceptor interest and availability.
Can I secure my own Prisma Health preceptor and do I still need to go through Nursing Academics for approval?No, students may not reach out to Prisma Health preceptors and sites seeking clinical placement. All Nurse Practitioner clinical placements must be approved by Nursing Academics. A semester clinical placement application must be on file and a student must go through the required Prisma Health–Upstate Student Clearance process each semester they are approved for clinical placement at Prisma Health–Upstate . Failure to seek approval from Nursing Academics may result in placement cancellation.
Can I request a certain site or preceptor for consideration?No, due to the high demand for NP clinical placement we are unable to accommodate preceptor and/or sites requests.
How many applications does Prisma Health–Upstate receive each semester on average for NP clinical placement consideration?Prisma Health–Upstate receives up to 100 applications per semester for placement consideration prior to the semester deadline date.
Why doesn’t Prisma Health–Upstate provide more preceptors to NP students given the high demand of clinical placement needs?Nursing Academics continues to seek new NP preceptors on behalf of NP students each semester. Preceptor availability fluctuates each semester.
The application won’t allow me to upload my resume, letter of introduction and/or clinical objectives, what do I do?For application assistance, please contact Pamela Edwards at Pamela.Edwards@PrismaHealth.org or 864-455-1127.
Why am I asked to submit a Letter of Introduction?The letter of introduction is part of the application review process and is often shared with potential preceptors on your behalf.
Why do I need to submit my clinical objectives with my application?Nursing Academics reviews your clinical objectives as part of the placement consideration process and shares your clinical objectives with potential preceptors.
What should I include in the brief bio section of the application?Please briefly include your RN and any other related healthcare experiences you would like us to know when considering you for NP clinical placement. Please do not put “Refer to Resume”.
I am required to have more than one area of placement in the same semester; do I need to submit separate applications?No, students are now required to submit one program application. The program application should include all areas of placement and total hours needed each semester they are seeking clinical placement.
I have been approved for a rotational group experience, senior practicum student experience, graduate clinical placement or graduate educational experience within Prisma Health–Upstate , must I complete the Prisma Health–Upstate student clearance process?Yes, all students must complete the Prisma Health–Upstate student clearance process each time they are approved for a Prisma Health–Upstate experience. Additional details can be found here: https://hsc.ghs.org/newstudent
The Prisma Health–Upstate student clearance process is managed by the Office of Student Services:
Office of Student Services
Team Member Services Center
701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 2960
I am a Prisma Health–Upstate employee with an approved clinical placement, why do I have to go through the Prisma Health–Upstate student clearance process?Because you are now in a new role as a student, and under your school’s liability, you are required to go through proper clearance processes to ensure you are appropriately credentialed in your additional role. Prisma Health–Upstate team memberscan complete a Background Check Attestation Form (PENDING; WILL NOTIFY IF POLICY CHANGES) and an Immunization Record Attestation Form to ease the process of gathering clearance information. Additional details can be found at: https://hsc.ghs.org/newstudent/get-started
What is myClinicalExchange and HealthStream?myClinicalExchange (mCE) is Prisma Health–Upstate’s student data management system where student clearances are centralized. Once an approved placement has been entered into mCE, the student will receive an automated introductory email from mCE with prompts to login and complete the individual compliance checklist.
HealthStream, soon to be The Learning Hub in Jan 2020, is the Prisma Health–Upstate learning management system where students complete the assigned learning modules affiliated with their academic program or experience. Once a student has been entered into the system, the student will receive an e-mail notification containing login instructions.
I have completed the Prisma Health–Upstate student clearance process for my upcoming semester placement. When can I start?You may begin your placement on or after your designated mCE start date and once you have obtained your Prisma Health–Upstate student badge. Additional information on obtaining your Prisma Health–Upstate student badge can be found here: https://hsc.ghs.org/newstudent/cleared