Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your knowledge and clinical skills? Barnes-Jewish Hospital is seeking motivated and enthusiastic nursing students for our Student Nurse Externship Program.
Our program will foster the development of your clinical nursing skills and reinforce your future success in a long-term career in the nursing field. We are committed to providing an excellent learning environment and immersive experience as a professional acute care nurse.
As a Magnet hospital and academic medical center, we provide an extraordinary practice environment affording many learning opportunities and experiences for students. Externs in our program are paired with a dedicated nurse preceptor to assist in direct patient care activities and learn clinical reasoning skills essential to providing quality care.
Testimonials Externship Participants in the Winter 2022 Session:
“I learned more in each single day than I did in an entire semester of clinicals.”
“There were so many learning opportunities made available to me. The unit I worked on really made me feel comfortable as a student.”
“I loved the organization and availability of the leaders of the program. When I had questions, they were promptly and clearly answered. I also liked how welcoming and inclusive my unit was which helped me to feel comfortable performing and taking in new tasks and opportunities in the unit.”
“Different learning opportunities and I gained much more confidence in the care I was giving. I was also able to choose a unit that interest me during the application process.”
Must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program; BSN preferred
Graduation date of Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 verifiable through unofficial school transcripts
Valid CPR/BLS Certification throughout program participation dates
Completion of application packet within deadline requirements (including a Statement of Purpose and professional/educational reference verification)
9-week paid program
Program Start: May 22, 2023
Program End: July 22, 2023
Application Deadline: April 23, 2023
Hours vary (Day/Night/Holiday)
Housing*, parking, and scrubs are provided
*To qualify for housing, participants must be able to prove that their permanent address is 60+ miles from Barnes-Jewish Hospital. This will be verified during pre-employment process.
Provides direct patient care under the direction and supervision of a RN mentor. Assists mentor with developing, implementing and evaluating plan of care.
Utilizes nursing process to plan, direct and provide safe nursing care working under the supervision of assigned mentor.
Develops a collaborative plan of care based on patient assessment.
Interprets data and implements appropriate interventions.
Follows specific standards of care and policies relative to area assigned. Identifies patient and family education needs and works with mentor to coordinate appropriate educational resources.
Participates in educational activities related to extern program including unit specific educational information.
High School Diploma or GED
- Nursing Benefits and Legal Statement
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At BJC we’re committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.
Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan funded by BJC
401(k) plan with BJC match
Tuition Assistance available on first day
BJC Institute for Learning and Development
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. With net revenues of $5.5 billion and more than 30,000 employees, BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.
BJC is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in the state of Missouri. BJC and its hospitals and health service organizations provide $785.9 million annually in community benefit. That includes $410.6 million in charity care and other financial assistance to patients to ensure medical care regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, BJC provides additional community benefits through commitments to research, emergency preparedness, regional health care safety net services, health literacy, community outreach and community healt...h programs and regional economic development.
BJC’s patients have access to the latest advances in medical science and technology through a formal affiliation between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital with the renowned Washington University School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top medical schools in the country.