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Nursing and Allied Health Students


We are delighted to partner with students to provide patient and family centered care and quality clinical experiences for students. We value leadership in safety, innovation, and education. We partner with others who value our culture that includes respect for all people, teamwork, communication, commitment, and accountability. In other words, we appreciate your contribution to the patient and family experience.

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals

WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit, 919-bed, three hospital system in Wake County. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community with outstanding and compassionate care to all. We specialize in heart and vascular care, women’s care, children’s, rehabilitation, neurosciences, orthopedics, surgical services, and more. We have seven full-time emergency departments, including the county’s only Level I Trauma Center. WakeMed Raleigh Campus and WakeMed Cary Hospital are both nationally accredited chest pain and stroke centers. We won numerous accolades and awards, including ANCC Magnet designation. Our retention rate for clinical nurse residents one year after hire is an impressive 90%.

The schools will assist students with annual credentialling requirements.

Nursing Student Identification Badges

WakeMed ID badges are provided to the schools and then issued to the students. Students must wear their school photo ID and WakeMed ID badge visibly at all times. WakeMed provides plastic sleeves to facilitate this. Badges should be worn above the waist.

Allied Health Student Identification Badges

WakeMed ID Badges are provided to the school site supervisor or the WakeMed preceptor and then issued to the students. Students must wear their WakeMed ID badge visibly at all times. Badges should be worn above the waist.

Parking

Cary Hospital: Students and instructors should park in the deck (see Cary Visitor Parking Map). DO NOT park in the surface lot near the hospital building.

North Hospital: Students and instructors should park on the second floor or above in the parking deck behind the buildings (see North Visitor Parking Map).

Raleigh Campus: Students and instructors should park in the P5 employee parking decks and enter them from Falstaff Road (see Raleigh Visitor Parking Map).

Glucose Meters: Students are not given access to our glucose meters, but may perform a point-of-care glucose check under the direct supervision of a validated individual.

Narcotics: Students are not permitted to remove narcotics from the Pyxis. Narcotics must be removed by the RN responsible for cosigning administation. The staff member must keep control of the narcotic at all times.

Pyxis: Nursing students should complete the Online Pyxis Tutorial, if Pyxis access is permitted by your school. The clinical instructor should submit the certificate of completion and the Pyxis Access Request Form to unit management each semester for access.

Supply Management: Please review the Optiflex for Students document for directions for student use.