Nurse Externship - May - July 2023

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 228398

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


Seeking Breakthrough Makers   

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)—named America’s 2022 Best Large Employer by Forbes—offers countless ways to change lives. Our diverse community of more than 20,000 Breakthrough Makers will inspire you to pursue passions, develop expertise, and drive innovation.

At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care—and your career. 


CHOP’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children. 

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply. 

Job Summary

The 10 week Nurse Extern program enables the nursing student to refine their nursing skills, become acquainted with the clinical setting on a variety of units, apply academic knowledge to practice, work with nurse preceptors, and participate in educational seminars. The 2023 externship will run from May 22, 2023 through July 28, 2023. 


Under the direct supervision of an RN, the Nurse Extern participates in the delivery of nursing care to patients. This position exists within the content of a time-limited student experience. Works within the clinical nursing area in a support role, assisting nursing staff in the provision of care to pediatric patients and their families. The program is open to students enrolled in an RN nursing program and must be within 12 months of graduation by the start of the program. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (inclusive of previous Spring and Summer semesters) is required.


We are encouraging applicants from Nursing Diploma programs, ASN, and BSN programs. 


Program requirements: 

  • This is a full time work opportunity, you must be available to work all 10 weeks. 
  • You should be available to work rotating nights and weekends. 
  • Active enrollment in a nursing diploma program, ASN, or BSN program.
    • This role prefers applicants who are at most 12 months away from graduating their nursing program from May 2023. 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. 


Upon applying, please use the following link to provide your personal career track preferences: Nurse Externship Career Track preference selection


Please use the following link for additional information on the Nurse Externship program:

Nurse Externship Career Tracks

  • Critical Care / Medical Surgical 
  • Ambulatory 
  • Perioperative / OR 
  • Behavioral Health
  • King of Prussia 

Job Responsibilities

  • Under RN supervision, assists in the provision of care to patients and families. Follows Nursing Process to deliver safe care: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Responds promptly and positively to patients, families, associates, and all others in a respectful, courteous, and confidential manner.
  • Follows hospital and departmental procedures and policies, including but not limited to patient safety, mandatory education, confidentiality, and attendance.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills and use monitoring equipment, under direct supervision of RN/Preceptor.
  • Demonstrates high standards of professionalism by maintaining a professional image in all he/she does.
  • Responsible for efficient and cost-effective utilization of hospital resources.
  • Identifies own learning needs and obtains necessary education to meet requirements of position.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

CPR Certification issued through an organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross)

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Enrollment in an RN nursing program 

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience:

  • Work experience in a healthcare setting                                                                                                     

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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