As an extern, how much time do I have to commit to each week?
If you are selected to be a nurse extern, you will be expected to work every other weekend - two eight-hour shifts, day or evening, during the school year. During the summer, you will work two eight-hour shifts during the day, evening, or night.
How much do externs make?
Nurse externs are paid $14.00 per hour, with a shift differential of 10% for evening and night shifts. Nurse externs are required to work every other weekend.
When can I start?
Orientations are held every month.
What can I expect during my first days as an extern?
You will have a classroom orientation followed by a unit orientation.
When am I eligible to apply for a nurse externship?
Nursing students are eligible for our externship program after completing one semester of hospital med/surg clinical experience.
How do I apply for an externship?
Are externs eligible for Jefferson employee benefits?
No. Nurse extern positions are temporary, part-time positions.
What kind of orientation can I expect?
Orientation provides a review of the skills and knowledge required to participate as a member of our healthcare team. Formal educational opportunities and interactive sessions will prepare you for working as a nurse extern at Jefferson
How do I get to Jefferson?
You can find directions and maps on our website. Transportation and parking information is available at the Commuter Services Office, Victory Building 10th & Chestnut Streets. Call 215-955-6417 to find out more.
What do I wear?
Wear casual clothes for the first day of orientation. We require scrubs or white uniforms on the nursing units.
Do I need any special certifications to be eligible for an externship?
Jefferson requires all externs to maintain current CPR certification. We will check CPR cards during sign-in.