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Nurse Summer Extern Program

The Nurse Summer Extern Program allows the student to gain hands-on experience in two different clinical locations. Participants will work as an NA II with an assigned RN preceptor.

Program Benefits

  • Enhanced clinical competence while gaining self-confidence working in a large academic medical center
  • Weekly 4-hour educational sessions include shadowing in area of interest and attending educational sessions (simulation, opportunity to practice RN skills and attend didactic sessions such as dysrhythmia recognition)
  • Opportunity to continue employment as NA II at end of program
  • Paid employment for 40 hours/week
  • Opportunity to meet and engage with nursing leadership 


Hear what previous externs have said about the program:  

  • “I feel so much more confident and competent going into my senior year! I am grateful I got this experience.”
  • “I feel so much more comfortable in the hospital setting and just being around patients than I did in school. I feel like this experience gave me a leg up on clinicals for the coming year.”

View our most recent Nurse Extern Information flyer

How to apply

Applications will be accepted September, 1 - October 15, 2017. Interviews with selected applicants will occur in October. 

System Requirements

Our application system supports the following browsers. Please note that Internet Explorer 10 is not recommended. The system does not support smartphones or tablets.

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9; Firefox 7
  • Mac: Safari 3, 4, 5; Firefox 3.6 and 7

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