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BJC HealthCare

Student Nurse Externship – Summer 2023 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital




Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Additional Information About the Role

** IF YOU ARE A CURRENT BJC EMPLOYEE, please use the internal careers site to apply. **

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.”

Eligibility Factors:

  • 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)

Program Details:

  • 9-week paid program
  • Program Start: May 22, 2023
  • Program End: July 22, 2023
  • Application Deadline: April 23, 2023
  • Full-time Schedule
  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications

Role Purpose

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.

Minimum Requirements


High School Diploma or GED


No Experience

Supervisor Experience

No Experience

Preferred Requirements


Associate's Degree - Nursing
Benefits and Legal Statement

BJC Total Rewards

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
  • Adoption assistance

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*Not all benefits apply to all jobs

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