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Externship for Nursing Students

Please note: The application deadline for the 2020 Nurse Externship Program has passed

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