You became a nurse because you are committed to helping people and saving lives. That’s important work. As the largest health care organization in Montana, Billings Clinic serves an entire region who looks to us to deliver safe and reliable quality care, each and every time.
At Billings Clinic, nurses are an essential part of a patient’s care team, and nurses work collaboratively within an integrated model of experts from multiple disciplines. As the first Magnet designated facility in the state of Montana, supporting nurses in the advancement of their career is at the core of our commitment to excellence.
Billings Clinic is committed to the support of nursing’s national initiative to achieve 80% Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) by the year 2020. We provide Enhanced Educational Assistance to current RNs with Associate degrees, including financial assistance for eligible nurses who are moving from an associate to a BSN degree.
At Billings Clinic, your commitment to helping people and saving lives deserves to be fostered. Maximizing your potential and helping you grow professionally is our commitment to you. We offer up to $12,000 reimbursement upon successful completion of BSN course work. For more information about our enhanced educational assistance, please call us at 406-238-2625 or 1-800-332-7156, ext. 2625.
Nursing Residency Program
Billings Clinic has developed a customized nurse residency program to help new registered nurses bridge the gap in the transition from student to competent professional nurse over their first year of practice. The Nurse Residency offers a supportive environment which allows new nurses to gain the competence and confidence needed to be an integral part of the health care team at Billings Clinic.
The program consists of learning activities that will take place in a guided and supportive practice environment using experiential learning modalities such as simulation, game-based learning, and case studies. Nurse Residents will also form a connection to the residency support team, participate in monthly guided reflections, and journaling opportunities on their journey to become a reflective practitioner.
Summer Extern Program
The Summer Nurse Extern Program at Billings Clinic is an opportunity for Montana Nursing Students to gain valuable experience with nursing skills while our nursing staff supports your learning in challenging real work environments.
The summer program begins at the end of May and runs through August just before school starts for 10 weeks. Look for the application to appear on the job board in late February. These positions are limited and the selection process is competitive. Selected externs will work in one of our inpatient units or clinic locations and will provide care up to their current level of schooling under the immediate supervision of a RN preceptor.
The externship is open to all Montana RN students, BSN program preferred, enrolled in their Junior 2 or Senior 1 semesters (December or May graduates). A Montana CNA license is preferred, but not required. You must be able to commit to the 10-week program, working up to full-time (32-40 hours per week) while following your preceptor's schedule with 100% attendance required. This may include working days, nights, weekends, holidays, and/or rotating shifts.
Summer CNA/MA Program
Gain valuable experience this summer at Billings Clinic! Gain essential patient care experience as you earn extra money during the summer. Applications for these positions usually open in March. See our Job Board for more information on these positions when they are available each Summer.
Our Summer CNA / MA positions are designed for those nursing students who would like to work and learn at Billings Clinic during the summer break. A variety of hospital units, clinic departments will be offered at the interviews.
• Nursing Students that have a CNA license
• 2nd year ADN Students
• 2nd year LPN Students
You must have a CNA certificate to work as a CNA. You do not need a CNA to work as an MA.
Contact the Nurse Aide Registry at 406-444-4980 or online http://dphhs.mt.gov/cna to obtain one.