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Nurse Extern Program

Dartmouth Hitchcock's Nurse Extern Program gives nursing students who have completed their junior year the opportunity to work with experienced nurses in a dynamic and supportive clinical environment. You will work side-by-side highly skilled RN Preceptors who will facilitate the learning experience. 

The program assists you to develop a greater level of self-confidence. As an Extern you will have the opportunity to improve your communication, critical thinking and time-management skills as well as enhance clinical competence.  This program builds on 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 students you will work full-time and follow your preceptor's schedule. This is a 10-week, temporary, paid summer position, including orientation & training. A variety of unit specialties are available.

Questions regarding the program, application process or required documentation should be addressed to

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