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Practicum Information and Applications


Practicum Application Deadlines do not change from year to year. Application deadlines are hard deadlines and applications submitted after the deadline cannot be accepted. Davenport recognizes these three dates during each year:
  • Spring Semester Practicums Application Deadline: January 15th
  • Fall Semester Practicums Application Deadline: May 15th
  • Winter Semester Practicums Application Deadline: September 15


Attending the Practicum Seminar is mandatory prior to submitting the practicum application.  It is highly recommended to attend the seminar at least one semester prior to the application deadline. You will be provided with a certificate of completion which is required to submit with your practicum application.  To find a seminar close to you, click for seminar dates.
Out-of-state students may access an online version but will need Practicum Manager approval to do so. 
The first step to gain "real-world" experience is to get your application documents completed and submitted early!


American Heart CPR for the Healthcare Provider and Heartsaver First Aid courses are available at several Davenport campuses and are the courses to fulfill the requirements of HLTH100.  Please contact your campus to find the date and time of the next course. (Once completed, students must provide a copy of the CPR/First Aid cards to their Advisor to satisfy the HLTH100 course requirement). 
W. A. Lettinga Campus Students:  Contact to register. Limited seating. Cost $70.


Please download the application appropriate to your program (Scroll down to see Practicum Managers and locations covered for application submission):
International Students -click here for one additional required form

What do our practicum sites say about DU Allied Health students?

"I can’t express enough how much we enjoyed the DU health student in our office.  She helped us in so many ways such as the editing of our two inch thick Patient Center Medical Home policy book, training of new medical assistants, mentoring of other students, assisting our front desk, organizing patient educational posters and material, and creating a professional flyer to recruit new physicians.  She demonstrated leadership, dependability, enthusiasm, and great citizenship.  I have no doubt she will receive many employment offers!"
   -SueAnne, Office Manager for Dr. John N. Campbell's practice.

What do DU students say about Davenport's Allied Health program?

"I think the most gratifying thing about Davenport is that it has helped me focus and has shown me many opportunities that I didn’t think were possible.  DU told me to invest in myself which is something I never thought of before. I know that my future is a sound future because I went to Davenport."
- Lydia Bedford, BS - Health Services Administration practicum student.
Click here to hear from other students about their practicum experience!


Send packet to appropriate Regional Practicum Manager listed below:


  • Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area and Surrounding Communities

Please send packet to:

Lindsey ShullMA, LPN, CFLE - Regional Practicum Manager 
Davenport University 
6191 Kraft Avenue
Grand Rapids, MI, 49512                                       

Phone: 616-554-5528                   


  • Flint
  • Lansing
  • Livonia
  • Warren
  • Midland
  • Out-of-State
Please send packet to: 
Tonya Ransome, MA, Regional Practicum Manager
Davenport University
27650 Dequindre Road
Warren, MI  48092
Phone: 586-620-4076


  • Holland
  • Kalamazoo
  • Traverse City
Please send packet to:
Shari JonesBA, Regional Practicum and Internship Manager
Davenport University
6191 Kraft SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
Phone: 616-554-5827