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Atrium Health welcomes advanced practice provider students and offers clinical experiences in a variety of settings. We provide robust, curriculum-based clinical placements for advanced practice providers (APPs), such as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and nurse midwives.

The Center for Advanced Practice serves as the centralized liaison for all APP students. Our APP student clinical placement coordinator verifies the eligibility for APP students across more than 900 care locations. We appreciate your interest in an APP clinical rotation with Atrium Health and invite you to apply.

Important Dates and Deadlines

We review applications periodically throughout the year and assess our APP placement opportunities regularly. See the following table for the specific deadlines and clinical rotation periods.

Clinical Placement Request Period

Application Due By 

Notification Date

January – March 2021 September 1, 2020 December 15, 2020
April – June 2021 December 1, 2020  March 15, 2021
July – September 2021            March 1, 2021 June 15, 2021
October – December 2021 June 1, 2021 August 15, 2021

Apply for a Rotation

To apply for a rotation at one of our facilities, fill out and submit this form:

Advanced Practice Provider Student Application

If you are a clinical coordinator for a program and have already secured rotations for your students, please complete this Master Rotation Schedule and email the spreadsheet to

In order to be considered for a clinical rotation, there must be an active Clinical Education Affiliation Agreement (CEAA) on file between Atrium Health and your educational institution. There is currently a moratorium on new CEAAs. See our current list of our CEAAs.

You should submit your application at least four to six months in advance of the rotation. Submitting a request does not guarantee placement.

If you have any questions, email the APP student clinical placement coordinator. Please do not call our physicians, APPs or any Atrium Health facilities about your application.

Atrium Health is committed to the professional development of our teammates. Teammates who are enrolled in an approved program will be offered priority placement.

What to Expect After Approval

Once your rotation is approved and scheduled, you’ll be notified by email with instructions for your rotation. Payment for your clinical rotation is due at least 30 days prior to the beginning of your clinical rotation period.

When you are approved, you’re required to:

  • Submit all paperwork and documentation as indicated with your acceptance
  • Complete the Atrium Health modules and medical training course as assigned
  • Review the Atrium Health Student Atlas

Once all of the documentation and paperwork have been received and approved by the APP Student Clinical Placement Coordinator, you will be issued an Atrium Health student badge. You must have the student badge before beginning your rotation.

Learn More

Find answers to common questions by reading our FAQ.

For additional information, you may also contact the APP student clinical placement coordinator.