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Winchester Medical Center Summer Nurse Externship Program

Applications will be accepted February 1-14 for the 2021 Summer Nurse Externship program.

Third year BSN Nursing Students interested in working at Valley Health after graduation will be paired 1:1 with WMC Registered Nurses (RNs). The full-time employment opportunity will span June 14 - August 21, 2021. Up to 10 BSN student nurses will be selected.

Program Overview

  • Temporary 10-week full-time paid employment opportunity.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) preceptors provide nursing experiences to strengthen and reinforce newly acquired knowledge and skills.
  • Offers department specific experiences to explore nursing specialties.
  • 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 Education Enrichment day scheduled in July with speakers on desired topics of interest.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Nursing students enrolled in a nationally accredited BSN program in good standing.
  • Successfully complete the 3rd year of study.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 minimum (must provide current unofficial transcript as part of application process).
  • Strong interest in working at Valley Health after BSN graduation.
  • Successfully complete all relevant health and background checks as requested.
  • Provide 2 letters of recommendation from clinical faculty on official letterhead to Angela Jaquays: ajaquays@valleyhealthlink.com

Application Process

Applications for the 2021 Summer Nurse Externship program will be accepted February 1-14, 2021. When online applications open:

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

Have questions? Contact 540-536-5284 or Valley Health Nurse Recruiter Lisa Spencer, lspencer@ valleyhealthlink.com.