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Nurse Extern Program

A 10-Week Summer Work Experience

Our Nurse Extern Program gives you the unique opportunity to apply the knowledge you have gained in the academic setting in a hands-on clinical setting. You will benefit from the expertise of specialized nursing staff and work with diverse patient populations.  We have many exciting clinical settings that will give you a "head start" on you senior year and as you begin your career in nursing.

How The Program Works

  • Your externship will include an assignment at one of our five Magnet designated hospitals.
  • At the completion of the program, we will have a celebration in honor of your success.

Our Program Offers You

  • One-on-one precepting. You will be paired with an experienced RN and work side-by-side caring for a specific patient population.
  • Opportunity to shadow other specialties.
  • A series of educational opportunities in Staff Education.
  • Continued work opportunities in part-time or relief positions at the end of the program.

Who May Participate

  • Currently enrolled in a nursing program and rising senior.
  • Available to work 36-40 hours per week for 10 weeks during the summer months.
  • Listed as a Nurse Aide I and II with the Nurse Aid Registry and North Carolina Board of Nursing before the start of the program.
  • You may apply while waiting for CNA listings.

Application Process

  • Click here to apply. 
  • Completed application must be received by November 29, 2013 to be considered.
  • Completed application will include official/unofficial school transcript, 3 instructor references, and the application supplement (forms are included in application packet). Please ensure reference forms have been forwarded to prior employer and clinical instructors.
  • Internal Employees – Complete an internal transfer request. One of your references should be from your current Department Director.
  • Scan/upload or drop off completed application at the Human Resources Department, 200 E. Northwood Street, Suite 301, Greensboro, NC 27401-1020.

Contact Information

For program inquiries, please call

For application process and status, please call Talent Acquisition at (866) 266-3767.

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