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Apply to the Nurse Externship

Apply to the Student Nurse Externship at Adventist HealthCare. Follow guidelines and tips that can make you a competitive candidate.

Admission Requirements

You may be right for the externship if you:

  • Attend an accredited bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program and have successfully completed your junior year
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have completed at least one medical-surgical rotation
  • Have computer skills
  • Hold American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Professionals certification

You may not have:

  • An RN license
  • Current or prior employment obligations that will prevent you from fulfilling the externship program responsibilities
  • Previous work experience as an RN or LPN

When & How to Apply

Check for job postings using the search phrase “EXTERNSHIP” and apply online as early as possible Jan. 9 through Feb. 10. Learn more details about the externship by reading the job posting.

Submit a Professional Portfolio

After your application is complete, send your:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume, which should include your education and professional experiences with dates of study, graduation and employment

Follow the instructions on the externship job posting to submit the professional portfolio online.

Writing Your Cover Letter

Write about all of the broader specialties you’re interested in, such as:

  • Acute care (medical-surgical)
  • Emergency
  • Intensive/critical care
  • Mother-baby
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Operating room (OR)
  • Progressive care

Choose References

You’ll get an email from SkillSurvey, a reference checking tool. Submit your references’ contact information to SkillSurvey. You may ask for references from:

  • Employers or supervisors
  • One peer at most
  • Professors, instructors, coaches and mentors

Tell your references to expect a quick, easy and anonymous online survey about your skills. They should complete the survey as soon as possible.

Externship Application Deadline

Your online application, professional portfolio and references are due Feb. 19.

Video Interview

You may be one of the 50 percent of applicants we ask to interview. If so, you’ll receive a link to record a video interview, which you must complete by March 1.

Interview Preparation Tips

Stand out by:

  • Researching Adventist HealthCare
  • Reviewing your work, learning and volunteer experiences
  • Connecting past career and school accomplishments with how you’ll meet the needs of Adventist HealthCare

Hiring Selection

Learn if you’ll be a nurse extern by March 15.

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