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    2022 FGH Summer Nurse Extern Program

    What is a Nurse Extern program?

    A joint effort between MS Council Deans & Directors and the MS Hospital Association Organization for Nurse Executives.

    Purpose of the program?

    • To provide nursing students with an opportunity to enhance competencies
    • Assist nursing students to experience a typical work environment
    • Prepare nursing students to assume responsibilities of full-time RN
    • Encourage retention of nursing graduates

    Nurse Extern Program Details

    Any senior-level nursing student can participate in the Nurse Extern Program but must be enrolled in the Summer Nurse Extern Course offered by a School of Nursing program approved to participate in the Nurse Extern Program. Our program will begin 5/23/2022 and will end 7/29/2022. The program requires 320 hours with no overtime. Nurse Externs will wear white scrub tops and galaxy blue pants with an Employee ID badge.

    Nurse Externs work the same shift as their preceptor and may only perform skills that have been validated by their Schools of Nursing. The Nurse Extern will have a paper checklist from the schools validating skills. All IV-related skills must be performed in presence of a preceptor.

    An exclusion skills checklist should be with the extern, preceptor, and post in the unit. These skills CAN NOT be performed by the Nurse Extern.

    Departments for Nurse Extern Program

    We have expanded our areas of placement to include:

    • Medical-Surgical
    • Telemetry
    • Emergency Room (ER)
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
    • Post-Partum
    • Labor and Delivery

    We expect the placement to be limited and very competitive.

    Applications are now open.

    Click Here to apply for the Summer Nurse Extern Program

    Nurse Extern Schedule

    • Orientation Week: May 23-27th, 2022
    • Mid-Program Meeting: June 21st in CR 10 from 1-2 PM or June 23rd in CR 10 from 1-2 PM
    • Last Day Evaluation: July 29, 2022

    Have Questions? Contact Naomi Bridgers at naomi.bridgers@forrestgeneral.com.

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