Nurse Summer Extern Program

The Nurse Summer Externship Program at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist offers a nine-week paid opportunity for rising senior nursing students to gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside our experienced team in our five hospitals.

Nurse Externs discover new nursing specialties by shadowing experts in various specialty areas, attending educational sessions about clinical and professional topics, and developing clinical and leadership skills while preparing to become registered nurses.

Nurse Extern Overview

Learn more about the Nurse Extern program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Rising senior undergraduate nursing student in an accredited Associate or Bachelor of nursing program
  • Scheduled to complete Med/Surg clinical by Spring 2024
  • Must be listed as an NA I with the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry by January 31, 2024
  • Must have NA II licensure posted on the North Carolina Board of Nursing by May 15, 2024
  • Must be available for summer employment, including rotating shifts, weekends and holidays

Clinical Opportunities

General Specialized Critical Care Acute Care Acute Care
Birth Center Burns Renal Geriatrics
Pediatrics Neurology/Neurosurgery Neurology/Neurosurgery Trauma
  Oncology Family Medicine Orthopedics
  Surgical Transplant Medical/Surgical
  Trauma Burns Cardiology
  Cardiovascular Behavioral Health Oncology
  Intermediate Care    


  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Lexington Medical Center
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Davie Medical Center
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkesboro Medical Center

Program Benefits

  • Enhanced clinical competence while gaining self-confidence in a large academic medical center
  • Weekly four-hour educational sessions (simulation and didactic)
  • Shadowing opportunities in clinical areas of interest
  • Paid employment for up to 40 hours per week
  • Opportunity to continue employment as NA II at the end of the program
  • Opportunity to meet and engage with nursing leadership

Important Dates

Program Dates

May 20 through July 20, 2024

Application Deadline

October 31, 2023


October through November 2023

How to Apply 

Applications for the 2024 Summer Nurse Extern program are now closed.

Additional Information and Resources

Program Coordinator: Tamika Moore, MSN, RN


Phone: 336-716-3434