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Externship for Nursing Students

Offered each summer, the Externship for Nursing Students program provides a dynamic learning experience for nursing students. This program allows students to participate in direct patient care with an assigned RN mentor. Time will be spent in a Medical / Surgical Area and a Specialty area of choice. Beginning in late May, the program will run for 10 consecutive weeks. After 10 weeks, opportunities in the Nurse Assistant Float Pool may be extended until graduation.

Program details

  • Organizational and classroom orientation to start in late May
  • RN mentored clinical experience
  • Participate in direct and indirect patient care
  • Spend 4 weeks in a Medical / Surgical area and 4 weeks in a Specialty area
  • Opportunity to enhance nursing skills while working under the direction of experienced nursing professionals
  • Paid clinical experience with competitive salary
  • Full time with flexible shifts

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in BSN or ADN program
  • Nursing students who have completed Med-surg I
  • Meet Saint Francis job-related health requirements
  • Satisfactory work record (from within last year)
  • Satisfactory academic record

Application Process

  • Applications will be accepted beginning immediately
  • The 2020 deadline for submission is February 14
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Communication about the program will be e-mailed to you

Required Documentation (Due by February 14, 2020)

  • Copy of your current transcript
  • Clinical faculty reference
  • Current or most recent employer reference
  • Areas of interest inventory form
  • Current AHA Healthcare Provider (CPR) card
  • Completed essay questionnaire (interviews granted based on references and essay questionnaire)

All documentation may be emailed to or dropped off at the Saint Francis Human Resources department