Atrium Health welcomes advanced clinical practitioner students and offers clinical experiences in a variety of settings. We provide robust, curriculum-based clinical placements for advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs), 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 ACP students. Our ACP student clinical placement coordinator verifies the eligibility for ACP students across more than 900 care locations. We appreciate your interest in an ACP clinical rotation with Atrium Health and invite you to apply.

Important Dates and Deadlines

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

Requested Clinical Rotation Period

Application Period

Notification Date

January – April 2019 July 1 – Dec 1, 2018 December 15, 2018
May – August 2019 November 1  – January 1, 2019   February 15, 2019
September – December 2018 March  – May 1, 2019 June 15, 2019
January  – April 2020 July 1  – September 1, 2019 October 15, 2019

Apply for a Rotation

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

Advanced Clinical Practitioner 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.

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 ACP student clinical placement coordinator. Please do not call our physicians, ACPs 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 ACP 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 FAQs.

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