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Nurse Externship

Gain real world RN experience before graduation, while putting into action the skills learned in nursing school. As a nurse extern, you’ll work under the guidance of an RN who will act as your mentor and preceptor. Your responsibilities will range from direct patient care to administering medications, placing IVs and conducting admission assessments. You’ll also view many different procedures, bringing your textbook education to life. This is your opportunity to meet and learn from experienced RNs and to find the specialty that’s your passion.

Scheduling is flexible with your class-schedule and we’re committed to helping you learn, develop and grow. You’ll forge your own path forward while providing total patient care and prepare yourself for your nursing career.

Informational Sessions for Nurse Externs

Please register for our upcoming sessions to learn more about our program!

July 31st, 2023 – 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

August 29th, 2023 – 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

September 26th – 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

October 24th, 2023 – 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

November 14th, 2023 – 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

December 12th, 2023 – 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Our team members

“When I transitioned from an extern into the grad nurse role, I felt empowered, understood patient flow, and was excited to work as a nurse on the unit.”

– Bailey J, RN House Supervisor

Meet Bailey

Bailey started her nursing career as a nursing assistant and then as an extern, learning from experienced nurses who helped her develop critical thinking skills and inspired her to keep moving forward, even on the most difficult days. The externship helped her see the endless opportunities available at Aurora. After graduating and becoming a registered nurse, she quickly became involved in shared governance, planned community projects and began working as a preceptor. Now, as a nurse leader, she works to help other nurses find their passions and love for nursing, while providing safe, patient-centered care.

We’re growing the next generation of nurses


nurses receive educational assistance


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IGNITE: Nurse Extern Program

Inspiring Growth in Nursing students through Individualized Training & Experience

Program Mission

To support the development of cognitive, clinical and professional competencies of the nursing student as they complete nursing school.​

Program Overview


Participate in site onboarding, tour the hospital and your unit, meet members of the care team.