Nursing Careers Nursing Students

Nursing Students

Whether you’re completing a nursing degree in Rapid City or are considering a move to the Black Hills after graduation, we hope Monument Health is at the top of your list for professional nursing positions.

Work for Monument Health during nursing school

Many nursing students enjoy the flexibility and hands-on experience of working for Monument Health as a Patient Care Champion (PCC). The PCC job is similar to that of a Certified Nurse’s Assistant, but PCCs go through a Monument Health training program. While you will learn more about the areas of nursing during nursing school, PCCs get hands-on nursing experience outside of clinical settings, giving you more opportunities to explore which areas of nursing are right for you.

Learn More

Our caregivers are the heart and soul of our organization. Forgiveness of student loans is offered in exchange for a signed agreement (promissory note) for an employment commitment with Monument Health.

Monument Health has partnered with the University of South Dakota to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program. Because of our commitment to quality and an exceptional nursing workforce, Monument Health will pay for the nursing credit hours for ADN-prepared registered nurses to attain their BSN through the University of South Dakota in exchange for service after graduation.

This program provides financial assistance to students pursuing education and training within a variety of health care professions. Financial assistance under this program is provided through student loans and loan forgiveness scholarships in exchange for a commitment to work.

A summer externship in Rapid City is a great way to experience the Black Hills and Monument Health, as well as make connections with nurse managers and possibly secure a permanent position with our organization. The Student Nurse Extern Program is approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing. Senior nursing students provide direct patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse preceptor over a period of 10 weeks, completing 240 clinical experience hours.


Externship Timeline:

  • Post Date: September 1
  • Close Date: December 1
  • Selection Notification: February 1
  • Start Date: Last Week of May

View our Brochure here for more information or call 605-755-5510.