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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 join us as we connect with nursing students to review the benefits of joining Advocate Health, which includes externships, a new grad residency program, shared governance, professional development opportunities, education assistance up to $7,200, and loan forgiveness of up to $20,000. The meeting will consist of a 15-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session with Advocate Health teammates. If you would like to be contacted by a recruiter or would like to receive future nursing student updates, please join our Nursing Student Talent Community.

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

January 23, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

February 20, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

March 19, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

April 23, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

May 21, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

June 18, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

July 23, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

August 20, 2024, 4:30PM – 5:00PM

September 24, 2024, 4:30PM – 5:00PM

October 22, 2024, 4:30PM – 5:00PM

November 19, 2024, 4:30PM – 5:00PM

December 17, 2024, 4:30PM – 5:00PM

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.

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nurses receive educational assistance