Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions, workplaces, schools and homes.

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Nursing at Community

Nursing education

Community Health Network is dedicated to providing our nurses with the tools and professional growth that will enable them to develop a long and rewarding career with us. We are an approved provider of continuing nurse education by the Indiana State Board of Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To enhance our nurse employee experience, we offer numerous educational opportunities for current nurses—including internships, institutes, specialized training programs and certification review courses—and nursing student opportunities such as observation/shadowing, the student extern program and clinical experiences through affiliating schools of nursing.

For students

NP, PA student clinical rotations
NOTE: The spring 2015 program is open for applications. Nurse practitioner and physician assistant students may apply for clinical experiences. Application form and details >>

Student extern program
Are you a student looking for experience while still in school? Learn more >>

Shadowing/observation experience
Students may observe healthcare workers in the work setting. Learn more >>

Schools of nursing
Onsite clinical learning experiences for your nursing students. Learn more >>

For nurses

New grad RN "transition to practice" residency program

The intent of this program is to provide experiences and support to translate knowledge, principles, and theories learned in school into the new nurse’s practice in the specialty area in which he/she has chosen to work. The program incorporates patient safety, clinical reasoning, and skill development through scheduled onsite classes, simulations, Web-based learning, and clinical time on the patient care unit with a preceptor. Additional learning activities are available in the following nursing specialty areas: behavioral care, emergency department, intensive/progressive care, maternity, neonatal intensive care, med/surg care. Learn more >>


Opportunities for nurse mentorship and skill development.


Continue your nursing education to gain working knowledge in a specific area.

Certification review courses

Certification in any field is an indicator of expertise and professionalism. A certified nurse is one who meets the highest standards of working knowledge in a chosen area. Community helps nurses prepare for certification examination through review courses in a variety of nursing areas.


Community is committed to supporting the education and training of our nurses. Learn more and apply for a nursing scholarship >>

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Health and wellness shopping

  • Home Health Medical online store for medical supplies and equipment
  • Wellspring Pharmacy
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop