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Nursing Students & New Grads

Excel Nursing Internship Program

Through EXCEL, our paid internship program for nursing students, you get the unique opportunity to apply the theory you're learning in the classroom to real-world nursing experiences with patients, top medical professionals and peers who share your passion. Our EXCEL program is offered at both Rochester General Hospital and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. 

“Thanks to EXCEL, I feel confident and
prepared to do well in any nursing environment.”


In the EXCEL Program, nursing students will work in a Patient Care Technician side-by-side with a Nurse Preceptor. Beginning in June and ending in August, they will work 36 to 40 hours per week, varying shifts. We offer weekly educational events and opportunities to expand your knowledge of the avenues of growth and development within Rochester General Health System. Join our EXCEL Program at either Rochester General Hospital or Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.

To be eligible for the EXCEL Nursing Internship Program:

  • Enrolled in accredited nursing program; Baccalaureate program preferred but not required
  • Anticipated program completion is within one to two semesters following the summer internship program

Applications for the EXCEL Nursing Internship Program are accepted between January 1st and March 1st. Please visit the Apply to Nursing & Nurse Management Positions page to view the EXCEL Nursing Internship application during those times.

To learn more, please contact us at:

Email: graduate.nurse@rochestergeneral.org