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Student Nursing Externship Program

Roper St. Francis Healthcare Student Nurse Extern Program is a paid program that fosters the development of a student’s nursing skills and enhances future success in the nursing profession.

Program Benefits

  • Insight into the role of as acute care RN
  • Improved self-confidence, critical thinking and problem solving
  • Enhanced clinical competence
  • Role modeling from experienced RN
  • Time management skills


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Program (August 2021 - August 2022 graduates) 
  • Successful completion of Fundamentals and a medical-surgical clinical course or equivalent prior to start of Extern Program
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Application, resume and cover letter stating reasons candidate believes he/she should be selected for the position

Program Dates and Application Deadlines 

  • The Student Nurse Externship Program starts the end of May and lasts 8 weeks.
  • Application for the summer 2021 session will be accepted from December 15, 2020 - January 15, 2021.
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