Traditional Learning

Students are currently enrolled in an academic curriculum which requires some form of clinical training.
Lakeland Health welcomes and encourages students and observers to participate in both structured and observational experiences throughout the organization. Thank you for taking the time to review these important guidelines to ensure the best experience for both you and our patients at Lakeland Health.

Please review and fill out the forms below

Student Orientation Handbook
High Performance Culture
Student Overview 
Reference Guide & Requirements for Students
Drug Screen for Students
Academic Advisor Use: Student Verification
Student Orientation Completion Form (Please print, sign & provide to your Advisor)

Basic Documentation:

  • Orientation Handbook
  • Orientation completion form:
    • Orientation Agreement
    • Patient Safety Commitment
    • High-Performance Commitment
    • Confidentiality Statement

Immunizations: Documentation of vaccination or titer:

  • Current TB test - not older than 1 year
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Chicken Pox
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza - required for placement that will occur during flu season; October 1 through April 30


  • Five panel drug screen and national background check to be completed upon acceptance into a program of study requiring clinical time at a facility. Results not older than six months from clinical start date

Fingerprint Information:

If a student will have regular, ongoing, or direct access to any of the patient/resident populations listed below for 121 hours or more, they will be required to obtain fingerprints prior to beginning clinical privileges:

  • Hospice at Home
  • Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph-Psychiatric Services 
  • Lakeland Homecare 
  • Pine Ridge 

For further questions on the fingerprint process, contact Kori Borr, Coordinator, Students and Observers, at or (269) 927-5193.

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