Student Nurses Assistive Personnel Program

What is the S.N.A.P. program?

S.N.A.P. is a program designed to bridge the journey from student nurse to nursing professional by offering Loma Linda University School of Nursing students a valuable opportunity to build their clinical skills as well as gain familiarity with the institution. This program provides non-licensed LLUSN student nurses clinical experience as patient care assistants (PCA) hired per diem twice annually in both the adult and children’s hospitals.

Who can apply for the program?

S.N.A.P. applications are available to LLUSN students who have successfully completed the first two quarters of the nursing program and are in good academic and behavioral standing with a GPA of 3.2 or higher

Why S.N.A.P.?

The S.N.A.P. program is perfect for student nurses seeking paid clinical experience with “just in time” short notice shifts assignments. Student nurses in the program can sign up for 6 or 12 hour shifts up to 48 hours before the shift or call staffing coordinator during the day-of to check availability. Student nurses in the S.N.A.P. program will also receive tuition credit for one (1) unit for every 120 productive hours worked.

Where do I start?

The program accepts applications twice a year. Timetable for hiring is set by LLUH/CH and will be posted as soon as available. If approved by LLUSN for the program, applicants will go through the hiring and orientation process provided by LLUH/CH’s HR department as well as the unit to which they are assigned.

For more information or to apply for S.N.A.P. please contact Dr. Brandie Richards at or ext. 45439.  Download the application form below or pick up an application form from the Undergraduate Dean’s office. Once completed, return applications with a copy of your resume to the Undergraduate Dean’s office.