2020 Application Process is Now Closed

University of Missouri Health Care offers 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 — transcripts required
  • 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/February for that summer.