Student Nurse Externship

2024 Student Nurse Extern Summer Opportunities

University of Missouri Health Care at our Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City is offering 9 week student nurse extern opportunities for nursing students within one year of graduation from an accredited nursing school looking to gain valuable professional experience!

Upon successful completion of the externship nursing students have an opportunity to continue as a Nurse Tech and be given special consideration for GN positions!


  • 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.
  • Completion of application by March 22, 2024.
  • References: when prompted via email, reference information must be entered by application deadline.
    • Reference Guidelines (5 total required):
      • 2 current nursing instructors
      • 2 nursing student peers
      • 1 employer (current or past)
  • Must complete a phone interview with HR and attend virtual interviews (dates below)
  • AHA BLS for healthcare providers is required. If hired, must supply card during new hire paperwork prior to start date.


  • $16.95 per hour
  • Shift differential
    • Evenings - $2/hr
    • Nights - $2/hr
    • Weekends - $2/hr


  • Application deadline – March 22, 2024
  • Interview dates: Interviews will be scheduled upon successful applicant submission
  • Program Start Date/Orientation Dates – June 3-5, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Program length – 9 weeks (8 weeks paid, 1 week unpaid vacation)

Application Materials – must be completed by 03/22/2024

Application Materials