MedStar Nursing Academic-Practice Partnership Program

MedStar Nursing Academic-Practice Partnership Program


Welcome to MedStar Health’s Nursing Academic-Practice Partnership program website. We are committed to developing and training our current and future healthcare workforce at MedStar Health. As part of our commitment, we prioritize providing our diverse practice sites as learning environments for students, instructors, and associates through our Clinical Placements program.

Clinical Placements program

Our clinical placements program spans our ten acute care/rehabilitation hospitals and over 300 ambulatory practice sites in the Washington DC, MD, and VA metro areas.

The MedStar Health Clinical Placements program provides learning environments for the following student groups:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Providers (APPs)
  • Nursing & Clinical Support
  • Home Care
  • Allied Health
  • Technical

For a list of MedStar Health hospital units accepting pre-licensure LPN, RN, and RN to BSN students, please view our Nursing Student Clinical Groups and Practicums Guide.

Placement request process

Academic partners must establish an education affiliation agreement (EAA) before submitting a student placement request.

Once an active agreement is in place, submit a placement request:

  • Pre-licensure RN & LPN students: School placement coordinators will submit placement requests through InPlace. RN to BSN and RN Refresher requests will also follow this process. Please see our Summer 2024 and Fall 2024 Clinical Group Request Timeline.

  • Advanced Practice Provider (APP) and other graduate students: Currently, graduate students must find their own preceptor to be considered for placement at MedStar Health. Please complete and submit the Student Placement Request Form to the MedStar Health placement coordinator who oversees student placements at your desired placement site. Once the placement is approved, the student and school coordinator will have InPlace accounts created and onboarding through InPlace will ensue.

  • For allied health/other programs, please reach out to the MedStar contact you usually work with for student placements to determine the process. Some allied health coordinators have moved to InPlace. Please view our list of current hospitals using InPlace for allied health by discipline for more information.


Onboarding resources

For sites using InPlace, students will submit onboarding/compliance documents through the platform. All others will continue their usual process. We recommend having all onboarding requirements complete 2 weeks prior to the student’s start date. Students will receive an automatic email from InPlace when their account is initially activated with instructions to upload onboarding/compliance documents. School coordinators must also access InPlace to oversee the onboarding process. School coordinators may register for an InPlace account here.

  1. Signed Attestation (waived for MedStar Employees)
  2. COVID and Flu Vaccine Documentation

  3. CPR Card (American Heart Association or American Red Cross issued)

  4. SiTEL Education Bundle

    • Provide SiTEL transcript indicating completion of the following (waived for MedStar employees):

      1. Annual Education Bundle
      2. COVID/PPE
      3. Confidentiality Agreement
    • Some MedStar sites require additional site-specific SiTEL modules for students and instructors. MedStar employees are not exempt from these site-specific SiTELs.

    • For information about Maryland Universal Onboarding (UO), please see this document.

  5. Nursing license

    • Required for onsite nursing clinical instructors
    • Required for RN to BSN, WOCN, MSN and DNP students
    • Nursing license requirement is waived for both above groups if placement is in same state as MedStar employer.

  6. Student Pre-Placement Survey to be completed in InPlace

  7. Post Placement: Faculty and Student Clinical Placement Evaluation

*Note: COVID vaccine is not currently required, however seasonal flu vaccination is required. Both require documentation to satisfy regulatory reporting requirements.


Onboarding requirements grid

Please refer to this document to determine student and instructor onboarding requirements.

Student employment opportunities

Contact us

For questions, please email:

InPlace Support

Please submit a support ticket through our InPlace Support Request Form. We are committed to resolving your support request as quickly as possible.