Student Nurse Opportunities

There are multiple opportunities and benefits at St. Mary’s for nursing students, including:

Scholarships
• Tuition Assistance
• NCLEX On-line Review
• NCLEX Reimbursement
• Shift Differentials

To start your relationship with St. Mary’s today, consider one of the following opportunities:

Summer Extern Program

If you are a student nurse and have completed one semester of a nursing clinical rotation, you may qualify to work with us as a Summer Extern. The Summer Extern Program is designed to increase the clinical competence and confidence of nursing students. Externs have lots of opportunity to put their classroom knowledge to work in caring for patients and working within a nurse-supervised team. The experience achieved through this program will help improve your nursing skills and competency. It will also help you decide the type of nursing you would like to pursue upon graduation.

Program Highlights:

  • 6 week summer program beginning in June
  • Three 12 hour shifts per week
  • Specialty tracts with rotations through a variety of nursing areas
  • 1:1 preceptor time with RN
  • Weekly Educational Offerings
  • Competitive pay

Program Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited school of nursing
  • Entering their final pre-licensure year of nursing school
  • Complete Summer Student Nurse Packet & Application
  • Proof of CPR and immunizations upon acceptance into the program

Complete applications are due by February 1.

Application Packet

Student Extern Program

This is a three level program that students can advance through during their nursing program. Students will have the opportunity to develop nursing skills, critical thinking, and grow as a compassionate St. Mary's nurse.

Student Extern I

Students enrolled in a nursing program but who have not entered their first semester of hospital clinical may be considered for a Student Extern I position. Students will develop basic skills to provide quality patient care and become comfortable in a hospital setting.

Student Extern II

When students complete their first hospital clinical, they will be eligible to be a Student Extern II. Students will have the opportunity to choose a unit of their interest, and precept 1:1 with a Registered Nurse for 8 hours every two weeks. Assessments, critical thinking, and skills will be developed with the supervision of their preceptor.

Student Extern III

When students are ready to begin their final year of their nursing program, they may be eligible for a Student Extern III position. Students will have the opportunity to choose a unit of their interest, and precept 1:1 with a Registered Nurse. Students are eligible for up to 16 hours every two weeks of precepted time. Dedicated classroom time, assessments, critical thinking, and skills will be developed in this level with the supervision of their preceptor.

Schedules are flexible and are mutually agreed upon by the student and nurse mentor.

For more information, contact:

Recruitment, Retention & Recognition Coordinator
812.485.5733

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