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Student Nurse Extern Program

The Student Nurse Extern Program is an 10-week rotation for nursing students who have just completed their junior year in a baccalaureate nursing program (BSN).

This program assists the Nurse Extern in gaining a greater level of self-confidence, communication, critical thinking skills, time-management skills and clinical competence through reinforcing the fundamentals of nursing education, theoretical knowledge, awareness of the role of the professional nurse and the understanding of organizational structure and operations within an acute care setting. As the Nurse Extern is not a registered nurse, they will not administer medications in any form, initiate blood transfusions or administer or monitor blood products.

Students will work 36 hours /week and follow their preceptor's schedule. A variety of unit specialties is offered. This is an 10-week, temporary, paid summer position including orientation & training. 

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Must have successfully completed Junior Year of an accredited BSN Program and currently be enrolled in good standing.
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is strongly preferred.
  • Current health care provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. The only accepted certifications are: American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider), American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer), and Military Training Network.
  • Satisfactory completion of a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center pre-employment physical, immunization and relevant background checks.
  • An identified reliable means of phone communication with hospital.

How to Apply:

Application information is available each winter with a due date in the spring.