Edson CONHI Internship
Supporting our Health Leaders of tomorrow, to solve a global healthcare crisis.
According to the World Health Organization, there will be a shortage of 13 million health care workers by 2035.
The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Internship Program is resolute in its commitment to develop healthcare professionals to meet the needs of sustainable 21st century healthcare systems.
By contributing to our $10,000 goal, you will be directly supporting student interns participating in summer internship experiences. Providing scholarships to summer internship students, will enable this program to be more accessible to those with financial need to participate in this unique opportunity. Additionally, your donation will ensure the continued growth of this comprehensive, experiential learning program and its continuous dedication to meet myriad needs of our healthcare community and diverse student body. After we reach our scholarship goals, funds will be invested in the professional development of our students as we work to define a new brand of healthcare professionals.
Defining the Roles of Integrative and Community Health, Care Coordination, Compliance, and Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Internship embraces the notion that healthcare spans beyond the responsibilities of our clinical medical professions to include an interprofessional team with complementary skill sets. Through this program, non-clinical Community Health, Integrative Health, and Care Coordination students can practice evidence-based modalities to facilitate emergence of sustainable healthcare in our communities. Our internships provide students with knowledge and skills, not only for the health industry, but also transferable to many fields in the workforce.
As policies continue to rapidly change at the Federal, State, and Community levels, it becomes even more important to train students to understand and address these issues and discern how new policies affect our current rules and regulations. Compliance graduates are needed to read the changing landscape of new policy and regulations within our health systems and make certain that health organization’s policies comply with the new rules.
Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation students understand how to make change happen within healthcare. It is sometimes a difficult process due to the understandable risk averse nature of health systems. Change management flows most smoothly when everyone affected by the change, has a seat at the table. Our students use their knowledge and skills of observation to solve problems big or small.
"It helped me take a step into the healthcare field at a different angle... to see other sides of what's going on"
-Taylor Roost, Integrative Health Student
With your support, the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation Internship Program will facilitate students’ admission to summer internships by providing scholarship assistance. In the future, we hope to have funds to reinvest into our students’ professional development, including the use of virtual reality within the classroom to improve interviewing and communication skills necessary for successful job quests post-graduation.