Provide learning opportunities that enhance clinical competence through the development of priority setting, clinical decision-making, delegation and time management skills
Enhance the understanding of the multidimensional roles of the registered professional nurse; helping to bridge the education-practice gap that often occurs during the transition from the student role into the role of the registered professional nurse
Role modeling and exposure to the exceptional practice environment of a Magnet designated hospital
Educational opportunities offered by clinical educators, clinical nurse specialists and subject matter experts
Provision of networking, mentorship and potential job opportunities upon graduation
Program Dates and Information: Application Due Date: 3/24/2024 Start Date: 5/20/2024 End Date: 7/20/2024
The Nurse Extern will commit to a full-time (36 hour) schedule for 9 weeks (dates indicated above). Hours vary and may include day and night shifts, weekends and holidays during the Externship. You will be expected to work the shifts that your preceptors(s) are scheduled. Orientation on Day 1 (5/20/2024) is mandatory.
Must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program.
Graduation date of Fall 2024, Spring 2025, or Summer 2025
Cumulative GPA of 2.8
Valid CPR/BLS Certification throughout program participation dates
Completion of application packet within deadline requirements (including a Statement of Purpose and Resume)
Additional details will be provided after Externship application is submitted.
All application materials should be submitted together, in one email.
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 along side a nurse preceptor.
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.
Enrolled-accredited RN program
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.