Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program

Norton Healthcare’s Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program (SNAP) is a three-tiered culture, clinical, confidence model of intentional investment in student nurses. SNAP is a paid apprenticeship providing elevated educational and clinical experiences.

SNAP is:

  • The first prelicensure nursing apprenticeship program in the United States
  • A model of intentional investing in student nurses through three tiers: culture, clinical and confidence
  • A paid apprenticeship providing elevated educational and clinical experiences for 12 to 18 months in preparation for a registered nurse role after graduation

Students will engage in hands-on clinical learning, increase confidence by combining education with clinical practice and become acclimated to our Norton Healthcare culture. SNAP reinforces nursing education and patient safety, awareness of the professional nurse role, and an appreciation of organizational structures and operations within a health care setting.

We welcome student nurses in a bachelor’s or associate degree program in nursing. If selected for the apprenticeship, the student may elect to participate in one of many specialty areas.

SNAP is designed for top student nurses who have a desire to be the best and gain the skills and confidence needed to deliver quality patient care — and be paid for it!

How to Apply

Our next application period starts Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2024. Students with eligible nursing graduation dates, December 2025 through September 2026, are encouraged to apply.

To apply:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter “SNAP” in the search box.

Submit the following information:

  • Letter of acceptance from an accredited nursing program or current accredited nursing program transcript
  • Résumé
  • American Heart Association or American Red Cross Basic Life Support Provider card
  • Personal statement: Why did you choose nursing as a profession? What are your goals for graduation? How does enrolling in SNAP assist you in accomplishing those goals?

Interested in learning more? Join us for a SNAP information session via webinar.

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device.

Thursday, June 13 • noon EST

Thursday, Aug. 22 • 5 p.m. EST

Tuesday, Sept. 10 • Noon EST

Monday, Sept. 16 • 5 p.m. EST

You’re Welcome to Attend Our SNAP Open House:

Wednesday, Sept. 4 • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. EST

Norton Healthcare Learning Center, Second Floor
9500 Ormsby Station Road
Louisville, KY 40223

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