Are you currently enrolled in a BSN program?

The Advanced Care Partner program at UCHealth allows nursing students an opportunity to enhance clinical skills in a Magnet-status teaching hospital environment while still enrolled in a BSN program. Applicants must be actively enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program without interruption in progression or have graduated from an accredited BSN program. For more information about Program requirements and stipulations please see below. Advanced Care Partners will work under the supervision of a registered nurse in selected clinical areas, and function as CNAs with additional specialized skills..

Benefits for BSN students

  • Increase clinical competency caring for patients
  • Enhance critical thinking skills
  • Develop more advanced interpersonal skills
  • Build self-confidence
  • Establish an excellent bridge to University of Colorado Hospital’s Graduate Nurse Residency Program
  • Determine if your clinical service is a “match” as a start to your nursing career
  • Perform in an evidence-based, knowledge-driven environment
  • Gain insights into how delegated personnel work with a professional registered nurse
  • PRN schedule caters to nursing student availability

Other skills you will learn

  • Place peripheral IVs; remove peripheral capped IVs
  • Perform phlebotomy
  • Place and remove urinary drainage catheters
  • Assist RNs with collecting patient admission data
  • Perform sterile dressing changes


About UCHealth
At UCHealth, we do things differently. We strive to promote individual and community health and leave no question unanswered along the way. We know how fast the world of health care is changing, and we push ourselves to stay ahead of the curve. Our growing team of talented providers stands ready to address your every health need.

Stronger together

Separately, our institutions provide superior care to patients and committed service to the communities we are honored to serve. Together, we push the boundaries of medicine as we improve health through innovation. Our specialty practices have rapidly gained a reputation for excellence nationwide.

Born and raised in Colorado

UCHealth’s hospitals and clinics have been trusted health care destinations for generations of Coloradans. We’re poised and eager to meet the health care needs of families in Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain region, for generations to come.

Among UCHealth’s distinctions are:

  • Four consecutive Magnet designations by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (Poudre Valley Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital), an accomplishment fewer than 30 hospitals worldwide have achieved. Medical Center of the Rockies is also a Magnet designated hospital.
  • Multiple rankings among the best hospitals in the country by US News & World Report, other ratings services, and healthcare organizations that closely examine medical specialties
  • Multiple Nightingale Award winners for excellence in nursing care
  • Medical outcomes above state averages in many areas
  • Deep involvement in implementing Institute for Healthcare Improvement, patient safety, and clinical quality initiatives
About UCH nursing
We hire only BSN graduate nurses, who enjoy the following benefits of working with us:

  • Nurse/patient ratios are extremely favorable in medical surgical specialty units
  • Active education and nursing research programs
  • Clinical Ladder system for professional advancement
  • Classes and support groups for new graduate residents
  • Fantastic learning environment for individuals beginning their nursing career
  • Evidence-based nursing practice hospital

Learn more about our Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program.

Learn about our nursing units

Application information and requirements

Eligibility requirements

  • Advanced Care Partner candidates must be actively enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program without interruption in progression or have graduated from an accredited BSN program.
  • Must have completed Med/Surg I (or equivalent). >> See a list of common Med/Surg-1 equivalent courses.
  • Be able to work at least one 12-hour shift (day, nights or weekends, as needed by unit) per week consistently until graduation.
  • Minimum hours for the ACP Program stipulates that any in-state or out-of-state cohort participant will work either one 12-hour shift a week, or 24-hours per pay/period in order to satisfy program criteria. When you are unable to continue this criteria (if you left Colorado) employment would cease.
  • Must be able to attend mandatory Monday/Tuesday Orientation days that occur monthly. All orientation days will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and no exceptions are permitted.
  • The ACP program is most beneficial to applicants who are at least one year or more from graduation. Applicants graduating within the next year are encouraged to wait and apply for the Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program.

The following student situations affect the student’s ACP employment status and must be reported by the ACP to their Unit Manager:

  • Withdraw or dismissal from the nursing program. The ACP may not re-apply to the ACP Program.
  • At any time during ACP employment, academic suspension, probation, course failure and/or other violation of nursing program guidelines for good academic standing:
  • The ACP must notify (and provide any requested documentation) to Unit Manager associated with the status change in the nursing program.
  • The ACP must demonstrate continued enrollment/matriculation in the nursing program.
  • It is at the Unit Manager’s discretion as to employment status based on performance and/or reasons for academic suspension, probation, course failure and/or other violation of nursing program guidelines for good academic standing.
  • Leave of absence (LOA) from the nursing program:
  • The ACP must notify (and provide any requested documentation) to Unit Manager any LOA from their nursing program.
  • Less than 6 months: While on a LOA for less than 6 months and in good academic standing from a BSN Program, an ACP may continue to work as normal. It remains at the Unit Manager’s discretion, based upon Unit needs, whether the ACP may also take a LOA from the ACP role.
  • For 6 months or greater (the student must remain in good academic standing during the Leave of Absence): If absent from the ACP role or BSN Program for longer than 6 months, they will need to resign their position and re-apply to the ACP Program.

Application instructions

  • Turn off pop-up blockers
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  • Search for “Advanced Care Partner” positions, and click the “Apply Now” link in the Campus and Unit you’re interested in.
  • If you are an internal employee please click the “UCHealth employees apply here” link. Internal employees can also search for internal positions through The Source.
  • If a specific Unit does not have an ACP position posted that Unit does not have a current approved opening and you can either apply to others or check back periodically for your preferred Unit opening.
  • Enter your User Name and Password if a returning applicant, or click “Register Now” link to set up a profile for the first time.

Ensure that information, education, and work history contained in your resume are accurate and up-to-date and upload a cover letter and resume in one single document. The email and phone number associated with your applicant profile will be the primary means of communication for Program updates.

If a Unit is interested in interviewing you after you apply either a Talent Acquisition Recruiter or the Unit will connect via phone or email (in your applicant profile) to coordinate this interview. In the event you’re selected for an offer as an ACP a Talent Acquisition Recruiter will explain all details of the offer and also coordinate to schedule you in the soonest available monthly (Monday/Tuesday) Orientation that is acceptable for your schedule.

If you receive an electronic reference-check to the email associated with your applicant profile from a company called SkillSurvey. Please respond to this request at your earliest convenience. If you have completed a SkillSurvey reference-check in the last 6 months for a similar position, this step will not be required again. The reference-check is a mandatory step in UCHealth’s hiring process for further consideration.

Please feel free to email ACP Human Resources recruiter Paul Lavine at with any program questions.

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