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Baystate Health Student Nurse Apprentice Program-SNAP Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, Massachusetts

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts's premier healthcare provider, and home to Baystate Wing Hospital (BWH). BWH, a 74-bed community hospital located in Palmer, MA, offers 24-hour emergency care and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services including comprehensive behavioral health services, is looking for a Per Diem, SNAP-Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program to join our team! Resume required with application

Department Description:

This position is offered to nursing students actively enrolled in a nursing program accredited through the NLNAC or CCNE. SNAP’s will function in a supportive role to a registered nurse and work collaboratively with the health care team in the management of patient care. This position allows the student to gain experience in providing care to a diverse patient population and to develop communication and organizational skills. Students will report to the Clinical Manager but daily activities will be coordinated by the RN. SNAP’s will perform direct patient care (hygiene, skin care, mobility and assistance with elimination needs), obtain and record vital signs, collect laboratory specimens, document intake/output, communicate effectively with patients/staff, promote patient safety and function as a team member within the health system. The ideal candidate must be able to work a minimum of 24 hours per month including weekends/holidays and must be able to work full-time over school breaks. SNAP’s are per diem and will be required to work on both day and night shifts. Adherence to system and department compliance policies and any and all applicable laws and regulations is mandatory. Management has the right to change or add to the job responsibilities at any time.


  • Per diem Status, ability to work weekends, day shift and night shift a plus!

  • Located at Baystate Wing Hospital, Palmer, MA


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program

  • CPR-BLS (Basic Life Support) through the American Heart Association required

  • One clinical rotation completed within a formal ADN or BSN program

What will you need?

  • High school degree or equivalent required

  • Currently actively enrolled in an accredited nursing program

  • Current CPR Certification/BLS through the American Heart Association

  • Cumulative GPA minimum 3.0

  • Proficient in reading and writing English

  • Possesses the basic knowledge for performing the assigned duties: providing patient care, supporting patient safety and obtaining vital signs

  • Possesses the ability to detect and report obvious changes in a patient’s condition

  • Endorsement and skills verification from clinical faculty member

  • Computer literate

  • Successfully completed 1 clinical rotation

  • Resume required with online application

Please submit resume with online application!

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GED or HiSET: Nursing (Required)


Basic Life Support - American Heart Association

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Ab out Baystate Health

Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical staff of nearly 3,100 physicians, and a net patient service revenue of more than $1.4 billion, the ever-growing health system includes five Massachusetts hospitals and the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware:

  • Baystate Medical Center in Springfield

  • Baystate Children’s Hospital (located at Baystate Medical Center)

  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield

  • Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer

  • Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield