Student Nurse Externship

2021 Application Process is Now Closed

University of Missouri Health Care offers a 12 week student nurse extern opportunities each summer for nursing students within one year of graduation from an accredited nursing school looking to gain valuable professional experience!


  • Provide an opportunity for student nurses to increase nursing skills and knowledge through clinical practice with a professional nurse preceptor
  • Provide student nurses with a role model for the practice of professional nursing
  • Provide clinical experience to assist with the transition from student nurse to professional nurse


  • Applicants must be within one year of graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale — official transcripts will be required if offered and accept
  • Instructor and employer references
  • AHA BLS for healthcare providers is required. If hired, must supply card during new hire paperwork prior to start date

Applications are accepted in January for that summer.

For more information, contact:

Kym Huhman
MU Health Care
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
(573) 882-9084