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Externship for Nursing Students

Offered twice a year, the Externship for Nursing Students program provides a dynamic learning experience. This program allows students to participate in direct patient care with assigned RN mentors. Time will be spent in both Medical/Surgical and Specialty areas of choice. The Externship will be offered to new participants in both May and December of each year. Nursing students, chosen for this program, will have the opportunity to participate in the Externship until graduation from his or her nursing program. Nurse Externs will also be given the opportunity to train and work as a Patient Care Associate while participating in the program.

Program details

  • Organizational and classroom orientation to start in May and December
  • RN mentored clinical experience
  • Participate in direct and indirect patient care
  • Spend time in both Medical/Surgical and Specialty areas
  • Opportunity to advance nursing skills while working under the direction of experienced nursing professionals
  • 12 hours paid clinical experience every two weeks with the opportunity for additional hours during school breaks
  • Options to further your training in additional roles throughout the Healthcare System
  • Flexible shifts to accommodate any school schedule

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nursing students who are entering or within their last year of the nursing program
  • Meet Saint Francis job-related health requirements
  • Satisfactory work record (from within the last year)
  • Satisfactory academic record

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