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Nurse Extern Scholarship Program at Excela Health

Are you a Nursing Student who is looking for an amazing opportunity to work with nurses beyond your normal clinical experiences? If you are a rising senior (graduating December 2022 or May 2023) and would like to experience nursing as an extern in a Magnet-designated clinical setting while enjoying a community feel, then Excela Health is for you! We are accepting applications between August 1 through August 22, 2022 for the fall semester. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

By joining our Nurse Extern Scholarship Program, you will develop:

  • Clinical confidence
  • Delegation techniques
  • Priority setting skills
  • Clinical decision-making skills
  • Patient and care team communication skills
  • Valuable professional relationships

As a Nurse Extern, you will have the opportunity to shadow and be trained by a Registered Nurse while gaining valuable experience within a variety of practice settings.

Our Nurse Extern opportunities will be in the following areas:

  • Acute Medical/Surgical
  • Cardiac Telemetry
  • Step Down Units
  • Progressive Care Units

As a Nurse Extern, you will perform a variety of patient care tasks under the delegation of a Registered Nurse and will also participate in the Excela Nursing Professional Practice Model by being involved with unit-based committees and improvement teams and other facets of nursing outside of patient care. Enhanced development including:

  • Assisting with coordination and implementation of the plan of care
  • Performing ostomy care, dressing changes, tube feedings, enemas and bladder catheterization
  • Taking and recording patient's vital signs, including pulse oximetry, pain level screen and bedside glucometer testing
  • Performing 12-lead electrocardiograms
  • Documenting patient input/output

In this 16-week, paid externship position you will work a minimum of 44 hours per month (32 hours of precepted direct clinical care and 12 hours of classroom learning sessions and shadow days incorporated into your schedule, in conjunction with a Registered Nurse preceptor, clinical educator, Nursing Supervisor, or Clinical Director

Upon completion of the program, you will receive a scholarship in the form of tuition reimbursement to be applied to the cost of tuition and fees for the school year.

Click here to apply for the Nurse Extern Scholarship program.

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