Student Placements

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Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare is dedicated to providing learning and training opportunities for students in mental health related fields. Southwestern offers student placements to students who are attending an accredited school and a program that provides education relevant to a Southwestern placement.

Typically, a student placement will be of at least several weeks duration (usually a full semester or more) and will involve intervention with patients. Students are supervised by staff members as well as managers. Students undergo evaluations during and at the conclusion of the placement. If, at any point during the placement, Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare believes that the student is performing in a manner that is unprofessional or in some way potentially harmful to patients, the student is temporarily suspended and could be terminated from the placement.

Students and/or university representatives who wish to place students at Southwestern must contact Southwestern’s Human Resources department at jobs@southwestern.org. Student placement opportunities are dependent on the appropriateness of the placement request, the availability of adequate supervisory resources and acceptance of the student as qualified.

Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

Now accepting resident applications!
The residency program is an intensive, full time, salaried, one-year training program for recently (within 18 months) graduated and certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.  Specifically developed for nurse practitioners in the specialty areas of family nurse practitioner (FNP) and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) who are committed to developing careers in the challenging settings of community health centers in rural and underserved areas.  Provides intensive, precepted clinical training, specialty rotations, and formal didactic training in high volume/high complexity issues.

Application is on our website: USI.EDU/ANE-NPR