Student Portal

We hope you find your student experience with us both beneficial to your personal and professional growth. We are committed to providing excellent health care to our patients and our community.

Part of our responsibility to you is to ensure the safety of you, our patients, and our caregivers before you start your clinical rotation. Navigate the tabs below to learn about our process and access the documentation needed from our students.

Contact Information

All student internships and hands-on experiences – both clinical and non-clinical – must be set-up through our Student Coordinator.

Morgan Giddings
Phone: 406-327-5928
Fax: 406-329-5688

Affiliation Agreement

Students must be covered by a current affiliation agreement between their educational program and Providence St. Patrick Hospital. The agreements are verified through Hospital Administration and the Student Coordinator. If you are not sure if your program has an affiliation, reach out to the Student Coordinator well in advance. Additionally, the school will provide St. Patrick Hospital with a current copy of the school’s liability insurance as outlined in the Affiliation Agreement.

Accredited Educational Program

Students must be completing their clinicals through an educational program that is accredited by national accrediting bodies.


Please refer to the Student Onboarding Paperwork to see our list of required immunizations and documentation.

Background Checks

Schools shall perform an excluded provider search on the Office of Inspector General List of Excluded Individuals/Entities and the System for Award Management (SAM) for any students providing treatment, care, or services at our hospital. Evidence that each student is not on the above excluded provider list is a condition precedent to clinical education program placement.


Before starting clinicals, students need to read through the Student Orientation Manual and submit a completed Student Onboarding packet. This includes the Student Profile, Post-Test, Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreement, Acceptable Use Agreement, Immunization Verification Form, and a Clinical Inquiry Project form (if a graduate-level or research student). Please refer to the Student Onboarding Paperwork for these forms.

Student records will be maintained by the school and auditing purposes. Schools are subject to random audits to ensure compliance. If schools fail to uphold the requirements set by the hospital, the clinical program is subject to immediate termination.

Students will be supervised by an appropriate academic instructor (clinical group) or Providence St. Patrick Hospital caregiver (preceptor) who has demonstrated competency in the work being performed by the student.

Providence St. Patrick Hospital will provide the following information to the students and instructors via the Student Portal:

  • General orientation information
  • Mission and Core Values
  • Hospital-wide policies and procedures including environmental and patient safety, diversity, and patient rights

Providence St. Patrick Hospital retains the right to dismiss a student from a clinical rotation for patient endangerment, student policy violations, failure to meet onboarding requirements, or submitting fraudulent documentation.

  1. Confirm that your school has an affiliation agreement in place. If unsure, email the Student Coordinator to confirm.
  2. Have your clinical coordinator or school instructor send the Student Coordinator an introduction email. This email should include detail about your student type and desired clinical dates. If you are a current Providence employee, please let the Student Coordinator know.
  3. Read through the Student Orientation Manual
  4. Complete the Student Onboarding Paperwork and submit to the Student Coordinator