Student Nurse Externship Program

Program Overview

As a nursing student, you can start your journey to a fulfilling career in health care! Our Student Nurse Externship program is designed to offer 1:1 clinical training with experienced health care providers while creating a pathway for student nurses to gain experience in inpatient and specialty areas. Through hands-on practice, participants will enhance their nursing and clinical skills such as IV starts, wound care, catheter care, sterile technique, and more. The program also focuses on expanding knowledge of hospital practice and policy, resulting in increased confidence to provide patient care. 

Program Objectives 

  • Demonstrate competency in performing patient assessments
  • Practice nursing skills within scope of Acute Care role with supervision of RN Preceptor OR practice nursing and sterile environment skills within scope of Surgical Services role with supervision of a Preceptor 
  • Participate as a member of the health care team to support a multidisciplinary plan of care
    Demonstrate professional growth to support transition to a RN after graduation

Program Opportunities

Acute Care

  • ​​Emergency Care department
  • Med Surg Care department
  • Critical Care department
  • Transitional Care department
  • Pediatric/Neonatal Care department
  • Perinatal Care department

Surgical Services

  • Preoperative experience
  • Intraoperative (OR) Circulator experience
  • Intraoperative (OR) Scrub experience
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) experience

Program Eligibility

  • Student Nurses currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing
  • Student Nurses who have completed their first clinical rotation and fundamentals of nursing through an accredited school of nursing

Program Length

  • Student Nurses can start the program after meeting the Student Nurse Externship eligibility requirements

Program Benefits

  • Flat pay rate of $18/hour (rates subject to change)  
  • Eligible for tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate school
  • Optional Earn While You Learn benefit (restrictions may apply)


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