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Nurse Externship Program

Summer Nurse Externship Program: Accepting applications from January 1 - 31, 2023, for temporary 10-week full-time paid employment from May 31, 2023 - August 13, 2023.

Winter Nurse Externship Program: Accepting applications from October 2, 2023 through November 29, 2023 for temporary 6-week full-time paid employment December 18, 2023 - January 27, 2024.

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 experiential learning opportunity 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 2023 Summer Nurse Externship program will be January 1 - 31, 2023.

  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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