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Career Shadowing

Learn More About Career Shadowing at Children's Hospital

We’re glad you’re interested in learning about healthcare at Children’s Hospital New Orleans (CHNOLA). As a teaching hospital it is part of the foundation to foster involvement in the healthcare industry.

Please review the information below to determine if your interests align with our requirements to participate in a career job-shadowing opportunity. We currently offer shadowing from Monday – Friday between the hours of 7 am – 5 pm. We have a variety of shadowing opportunities with physicians, nurses, Research, Radiology, Respiratory, and therapies, including physical, occupational, speech, music, recreation, and Child Life. Whether you already have a sponsoring staff member or will need us to match you with one, you will need to complete all required documentation, complete the Career Shadow Application, and review and sign the following forms: the Observer Confidentiality Agreement, Statement of Agreement & Acknowledgement of Roles & Responsibilities, and Learner Code of Conduct Policy.

Our priority is the care and safety of our patients; therefore, it is the expectation that students and staff strictly adhere to our policies. Prospective students will only be allowed to participate at CHNOLA if they follow all the appropriate procedures. Due to the high number of student applicants requesting to shadow, we are not always able to accommodate every career shadow request.

Minimum age requirement: 18 years old

How to apply: Documentation must be submitted together, a minimum of 30 days prior to requesting shadow date. The student must be able to shadow Monday-Friday 7am - 5pm (times will vary depending on availability of staff). Applications will not be accepted if any of the below documents are not submitted all together at one time.

  • Complete the Career Shadow Application online.
  • Copy of vaccination records, up to date on all vaccinations. Documentation of two MMR vaccinations and two varicella vaccinations or titer test for the measles, mumps, rubella and varicella. If there is no documentation of two vaccinations or titers are not positive for the measles, mumps, rubella and varicella, then further vaccination is needed.
  • Documentation of Tdap (whooping cough) immunization (valid for 10 years).
  • Documentation of Hepatitis B immunizations x3
  • Current QuantiFERON Tuberculosis Gold Blood Assay Test within last six months.
  • Proof of current flu vaccination.
  • Copy of Driver’s License or legal photo I.D.

Career Shadow Application

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 504.894.6799.