Eligible students must be enrolled in an accredited nursing program and have completed one semester of hospital medical or surgical clinical experience before applying. Nursing externs are temporary, part-time positions that give nursing students real-life experience in the nursing field.
Eligible dental students must be currently enrolled in an ADA-Accredited Dental School which is among those affiliated with Lutheran Medical Center. All participating schools maintain high academic standards and have externship programs designed to give students the best hands-on patient care experience.
Students must have completed one semester of hospital medical/surgical clinical experience. Externships are temporary, part-time positions. Externs work every other weekend during the school year that includes two eight-hour shifts. During the summer, externs work two eight-hour shifts during the day, evening, or night.
The Professional Nursing Externship Program gives nursing students an opportunity to gain more experience in patient care. It also helps students better prepare for the clinical setting in which they will be working after graduation. Working in an actual clinical environment will help strengthen their clinical skills.
The externship program is eight weeks long during which students work and observe patient care and health procedures at two different sites. Externs will enhance their clinical experience by working with a registered nurse in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Students will be guided by a Nursing Educator throughout their externship program.
This paid externship is offered during the summer. Up to 35 qualified students will be hired. To qualify, students should have a grade point average of 3.0 or above and be in their senior year of nursing school. The externships are full-time and provide nursing experience in the areas of Patient Care Assistant and Patient Sitter.
The externship is different than just observing. Externships provide real, hands-on work experience for medical students. Externs will work with an attending physician and perform clinical duties such as assessing patient histories and performing physical examinations. All extern duties are done at a hospital under the supervision of a U.S. licensed attending physician.
Nursing students will be able to work at one of Pinnacle Health centers while attending school. The schedules for externs are flexible and allow for rotating shifts to accommodate the study schedules of nursing students.
Externships give students an opportunity to observe and learn more about career occupations in the health care system. The positions are unpaid; students may receive college credit for completing externships. A grade point average of 2.5 or 3.0 is required, depending on the position. Each position will also have its own skills and course level requirements.
Veterinary students interested in gaining first-hand experience in shelter medicine are encouraged to apply. By observing experienced shelter veterinarians, students will gain valuable clinical experience and exposure to career options in shelter veterinarian medical practice.
Students attending the Star Career Academy are required to complete an externship before graduating. They may choose from many exciting venues such as restaurants, catering services, hotels, corporate dining rooms, country clubs, bake shops, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and conference centers.
Externships are available in the Fall and Summer and are structured as two 2-week assignments. This externship gives veterinary students an opportunity to do more than just observe; externs will receive hands-on experience in providing veterinary treatment. Externships also offer college credit for completion of the program.
Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or above to be eligible. Students receive three hours of college credit for completing the externship. During the 14-week externship, students work an average of 10 hours per week at the sponsoring company.
The externships are designed to give students two days at a sponsor location to shadow their day-to-day activities and gain a better understanding of the company and industry. The early career exposure helps students to better define their career choices.
Bucknell University's Career Development Center offers the two-day externships as a way for students to preview their careers early in college. This gives students more of an opportunity to define their career choices before declaring a major. The externships consist of placing students in hosting companies where they can shadow experienced professionals and gain a better understanding of what they do on a day-to-day basis.
Externships are offered to second- and third-year law students at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Externships last one semester. Students may work at a government office, non-profit organization or legal firm. The program supplements classroom learning by giving students real experience in the field of law. The program is designed to help students advance their career goals and develop professional values that will prepare them for a career in law.
The program includes over 30 approved externship field placements. Students participating in the program may work at law firms, government agencies, or non-profit organizations. Their work will be supervised by a practicing lawyer at the participating organization and a faculty advisor from the school of law.