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Nurse Externship Program

Summer Nurse Externship Program: Accepting applications from December 18 - January 20, 2024, for temporary 8-week full-time paid employment.

Two options for 2024 Summer Nurse Externships:

  • May 13- July 6, 2024
  • June 10- August 3, 2024

Externships are available at all six Valley Health hospitals.

Limited Externship Opportunities: 20 Spots Available

Program Overview

  • Nurse externs under the supervision of Registered Nurse (RN) preceptors gain clinical experience to strengthen and reinforce newly acquired knowledge and skills
  • Opportunities provide exploration in home health, critical care, and perioperative nursing along with medical/surgical areas of interest
  • Experiential learning opportunities assist with a smooth transition from student to registered nurse
  • Nurse Extern works under the direct supervision of a RN. This hands-on learning experience will ultimately assist in a smooth transition from Student to Registered Nurse.
  • Extern Enrichment opportunities planned around the extern’s desired topics of interest

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Nursing student enrolled in a nationally accredited program in good standing
  • Successfully complete the Foundations of Nursing, first year of nursing curriculum prior to hire
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 minimum (must provide current unofficial transcript as part of application process)
  • Strong interest in working at VHS after graduation
  • Successfully complete all relevant health and background checks as requested
  • Provide two recommendations from clinical faculty

Application Process

Applications for the 2024 Summer Nurse Externship program will be December 18 - January 20, 2024. Winter 2024 Nurse Externship Program: Details Coming Soon!

  1. Visit this page.
  2. Follow prompts to apply. Be sure to complete the application fully.
  3. Provide 2 letters of recommendation from clinical faculty on official letterhead to
  4. Interviews will be scheduled with selected applicants.

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