Providence Alaska Learning Institute

3338.7 miles away
Fax: 907-212-6221

Providence Alaska Learning Institute

At Providence Health & Services Alaska, we recognize the importance and far-reaching impact of supporting continuous learning.

With this in mind, the goal of the Providence Alaska Learning Institute is to promote excellent healthcare, a healthy human environment and the spirit of service that reflects our core values, by providing continuous learning opportunities to employees and others on healthcare advancements in technology, leadership and development.

Providence employees

Providence Health & Services Alaska offers a variety of education programs that share a common goal; to provide education and resources to support healthy lifestyles and management of chronic illness. From heart disease patients learning to regain their former level of activity to lung disease patients learning that they can be active and participate in life – our education programs offer targeted learning, a helpful caring staff, and a commitment to you and your family.

Most of our programs require a physician referral in order for you to participate. We can help you by faxing a referral order directly to your health care provider’s office. This is an important step for all of us; if you are interested in entering one of our programs you are inviting us to become part of your healthcare team. Our programs are not meant to replace the care you are already receiving; instead, we want to assist your health care provider in their care of you, meanwhile providing the information you need to successfully manage your health and maintaining communication with your health care provider.

Our education programs address all of the important issues in your life; preventing disease, managing a chronic illness, and returning to health after illness. You know what is important and what is needed for you and your family to live the life you want to live. What would you like to learn? Wellness begins with education. How can we help you?

For more information

Please contact Providence Alaska Learning Institute at 907-212-3011 with any questions you may have about educational opportunities or to let us know how we're doing. We are always happy to hear from you.

Courses for healthcare providers

Thank you for choosing Providence Health & Services as part of your education. In keeping with our philosophy and mission, Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) supports a learning environment for students by providing clinical training sites and opportunities to all those seeking clinical rotations, internships and additional education. We want to provide you the information required for onboarding for your rotation including background checks and orientations. 

If you are a Medical student, AHP student or Resident, please email Medical Staff Services.

Applications and student request

For student rotation requests with one of our Providence facilities, please download and complete the Student Request Form.

Important information
  • Providence requires that a Clinical Education Agreement (CEA) is established and current for your University/School, students can verify this with their program coordinator. If your University/School needs to establish a new CEA or amend existing agreements with Providence Alaska, please contact our office.
  • Students must have a valid State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Background Check. If you believe you already have on file with the State of Alaska DHHS Background unit, please contact our office.
  • Immunization must be current per our CEA agreement. Students or schools are responsible for providing documentation, if requested . Vaccinations include:
    • Rubella, Rubeola, and Mumps (MMR)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Hepatitis B
    • Diphtheria and Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis testing (Student will demonstrate either a negative IGRA or Q-Gold blood test, or negative two-step tuberculin skin tests current within the last 30 days, or one negative chest x-ray for Tuberculosis completed within 12 months of beginning the clinical education program.)

For more detailed information on our student requirements, please review our Student Rotation Overview.

Student onboarding

In our continuing effort to mitigate risk and streamline our process, we have adopted myClinicalExchange as our web-based automated tool to administer and manage our Student Clinical Placement Program.

  • Please ensure that your school has an account with myClinicalExchange. Students must to register for a paid account to complete required documents and orientation modules.
  • Before submitting your request through myClinicalExchange, please ensure that your student has been accepted in a department.
  • Completion of their tasks will ensure the safety our students and patients while providing them an overview of our policies and practices.
University students

If you are currently enrolled in a program with a university/school, you will complete your all your on-boarding requirements through myClinicalExchange.

Providence employees

If you are a current employee of Providence, please contact our office.

Other (Licensed professionals, high school CNA)

Please download your onboarding packet and fill out completely and return via fax or email to our Student Services Coordinator, Natali Villasenor.

Online orientation

All incoming students that are not using myClinicalExchange are required to complete the following orientation modules prior to your first day:

Orientation completion forms

Please refer to your student onboarding packet to complete the following forms:

  • Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Completion Attestation
Physician CME

Use the button below to view medical staff calendars and learn more about physician CME.

Medical Staff Calendars

Career development

Providence Alaska Heath & Social Services, Care Management maintains a deep commitment to the education of social work interns/practicum students. Our training program provides an opportunity for students to learn and grow in the field of medical social work. There are internships in a variety of settings, including the acute care hospital, children’s hospital, cancer center, specialty hospital, long-term care facilities and specialty and rural critical access hospitals.

In addition, social workers can gain competencies as outlined in the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Healthcare Settings. This includes work in behavioral health, care coordination, discharge planning, grief and loss, chronic illness, oncology, and assessment and screening. Care Management allows students to have a diverse and supportive learning experience. Interns work with an inter-disciplinary team of nurses, physicians, and clinical social workers daily that assist them in their career development process. 


Each social work intern is assigned a field instructor who is a master’s level social worker and serves as their preceptor. After an initial orientation each person receives an hour of supervision from their field instructor weekly. The social work supervisors are a diverse group of social workers who have experience in many areas of medical social work. They are highly committed to providing quality supervision and assisting interns in developing as professionals. The supervisors meet bimonthly to enhance their supervision skills.

Training opportunities

Care Management provides both in-person and online training to students. All students must go through an orientation with the Providence Alaska Learning Institute (PALI) and with Care Management. This internship includes the opportunity to take online class through the Academy of Certified Case Managers and training in evidence-based practices and clinical documentation.

Learn more about the PALI process.

Application process

Care Management only accepts second-year master’s in social work graduate students who attend universities that have a memorandum of understanding with Providence Alaska Health & Services. This memorandum can be obtained by working with the Providence Alaska Learning Institute. More information can be found on their website, as listed above. Second-year students who would like to apply need to submit the online application with their resume attached. The Care Management team will then conduct an interview process based on the submission.

More information can be obtained by contacting: 

Corrine O’Neill, LCSW
Senior Director, Care Management
Send Corrine O'Neill an email

MSW practicum student application workflow:
  1. Student completes Care Management application and submits it. Student emails resume to as directed in the application.
  2. Care Management leader reviews the application and resume. Determines the facility, potential supervisor, and interview process.
  3. Potential supervisor interviews the student to determine if provisionally accepting.
  4. If accepted, student contacts PALI to complete application process.
    Note: The university and student must complete this process to be officially accepted.
  5. Student connects with on-site supervisor and schedules their first day!