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Student Nursing

While you are currently engaged in your nursing program, Saint Thomas Health can provide you with an opportunity to put theory to practice as a Nurse Extern.

As a Nurse Extern, you will be able to gain hands-on knowledge and experience, providing you a clinical advantage as you transition from your education to a graduate nurse. Please click on the Search Jobs link to apply for any open extern position.

The following are the requirements and highlights for Nurse Externs:

  • Completion of your first semester of clinicals (Fundamentals of Nursing)
  • Two letters of recommendation and transcripts are required
  • Externs participate in a week of orientation, generally conducted during your summer or winter break
  • Externs work under the supervision of an RN to provide assigned patient care activities
  • Extern positions are PRN status, requiring a minimum of 2 shifts per month, while more shifts are available based on needs of the facility/unit

Nursing departments and training courses vary by campus. Please contact your recruiter if you have questions.