Pathways to Healthcare

The Pathways to Healthcare program is a collaboration among St. Olaf’s Piper Center, the Northfield Retirement Center (NRC), and Three Links (assisted living, nursing home, senior living). The goal is to offer an opportunity for pre-health students to develop skills in an active healthcare environment, receive mentoring from healthcare professionals, and obtain shadowing experiences. 

Students chosen for this selective program will be provided with a free NAR course (around a $850 value) and an opportunity for meaningful work that will contribute to their vocational discernment.

  • Current Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Can be a domestic or international student, but international students must meet requirements for CPT
  • Interest in working with the geriatric population and ability to empathize with this population
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to communicate well in English, through documentation in medical records, as well as oral and written communication
  • Ability to work a minimum of 32 hours per month (comparable to student employment at St. Olaf, which is about 7.5 hours/week)
  • Students are welcome to work more hours!
  • Shift lengths can vary
  • Strong preference will be given to students who can commit to continuing to work beyond the one semester required, including either the summer and/or the following year