Medical Education and Career Growth

Whether you’re a new grad, working on your residency, a health professional or someone interested in a healthcare career, UnityPoint Health has many education opportunities available in various programs. 
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UnityPoint Health believes in providing educational opportunities for team members, college students, associates and others within our communities who are interested in entering the healthcare profession or advancing their healthcare careers. Our accredited colleges, Allen College, St. Luke’s College and Trinity College, are real-world examples of this dedication, as are the opportunities we provide throughout our organization for continuing education and career growth. We also offer continuing medical education (CME) classes and events at many of our locations.

Nursing Programs

RN Residency Programs

Nurse Residency Programs

Nurse Internship

Nurse Summer Internship Opportunities

  • UnityPoint Health Nurse Internship Programs
    • UnityPoint Health – Meriter Hospital (Madison)
    • UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's Hospital (Cedar Rapids)
    • UnityPoint at Home (Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Quad Cities, Sioux City & Waterloo) 
APP Preceptorships

Advanced Practice Provider Clinical Experiences

  • Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship (UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Hospitals)
    • UnityPoint Health – Iowa Methodist Medical Center
    • UnityPoint Health – Iowa Lutheran Hospital
    • UnityPoint Health – Methodist West Hospital
  • Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship
    • UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Blank Children's Hospital
  • Preceptorships
    • UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital (Dubuque)
  • Preceptorships (UnityPoint Health – Quad Cities Hospitals)
    • UnityPoint Health – Trinity Bettendorf
    • UnityPoint Health – Trinity Moline
    • UnityPoint Health – Trinity Muscatine
    • UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island

Graduate Medical Education

Des Moines

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

Fort Dodge

UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge


UnityPoint Health – Waterloo

Professional Education

Career Development and Education

We believe exceptional employee experiences create exceptional patient experiences. With this in mind, we offer a wide variety of opportunities for development and education programs. These programs help further develop team members, promote employees throughout our organization and enhance overall employee engagement and satisfaction. Discover how UnityPoint Health can support the next step in your career journey by exploring career growth programs below.

School of Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology Programs

Job Shadowing

Job Shadow Opportunities

More Programs

Project SEARCH - Project SEARCH utilizes a combination of classroom instruction coupled with workplace internships to prepare individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities for competitive employment. Each intern is honing their skills alongside UnityPoint Health employees who are providing mentorship, guidance, training, and support in a real workplace environment, an atmosphere that no classroom can replicate. 


Senior Student Promise Program -The UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital Senior Student Promise Program is designed to support health sciences students in completing their education, with the promise of a role within our organization upon graduation. Fulfill your promise to yourself by completing your degree with significant financial support and the confidence that comes from joining a well-respected healthcare organization in the Tri-State area. 

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) -UnityPoint Health offers many continuing medical education (CME) classes and events at our facilities. Visit our classes and events page below to explore our offerings.

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Our Accredited Colleges

UnityPoint Health colleges offer a wide variety of entry level nursing and allied health programs designed for individuals who wish to continue their career in health care. You'll discover a dynamic environment where students engage with experienced professors to develop exceptional skills in nursing and health sciences.

Allen College

Located on a beautiful campus in Waterloo, Iowa, Allen College offers higher education degrees in both nursing and health sciences and has a tradition of more than 90 years of excellence in healthcare education.

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St. Luke's College

St. Luke's College is located in the heart of Sioux City, Iowa. As an institution of higher education, St. Luke’s College provides high-quality education to individuals with an interest in becoming healthcare professionals.

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Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences

With a presence in the Quad Cities for more than 120 years, Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences has become a community leader in developing experienced and knowledgeable healthcare professionals.

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