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Nurse Externship Program

Nurse Externship Program

Personalize your nurse externship experience at WellSpan Health.

WellSpan Health supports nursing students’ journeys toward lifelong nursing careers. We offer flexible externships for nursing students year-round. Choose a nine-week summer immersion program or an open-door, extended program in 2023.

As an extern, you’ll provide direct patient care across specialties, experience multiple units and disciplines, and learn from an engaged nursing team. An externship is a great way for a rising senior to explore career paths and define your goals as you approach graduation.

As a nurse extern, you’ll quickly become a valued and skilled WellSpan team member. We’re committed to supporting your growth as a successful and thriving professional—it’s part of our culture of care. We welcome your passion for nursing and commitment to caring for our communities.

Opportunities are available at our hospitals:

  • WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital
  • WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon
  • WellSpan Philhaven Hospital, Mt. Gretna
  • WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, York
  • WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital
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  • Program begins June 5, 2023, and ends August 5, 2023
  • Two four-week paid clinical experiences
  • 1:1 experienced RN preceptor
  • Full-time hours
  • Varied shifts based on preceptor
  • Available the summer before a nursing student is set to graduate
  • Areas of rotation:
    • Behavioral Health
    • Emergency Department
    • Intensive Care Unit
    • Labor & Delivery/Maternity
    • Medical & Surgical Units
    • Other specialty units may be available
  • Program is rolling and can start any time during students’ senior year
  • Minimum of an 8-hour shift every two weeks (additional hours can be picked up as schedule permits)
  • 1:1 experienced RN preceptor
  • Varied shifts based on preceptor
  • Open to senior nursing students (must have completed medical/surgical clinical rotation in an accredited nursing program)
  • Areas of rotation:
    • Behavioral Health
    • Emergency Department
    • Intensive Care Unit
    • Intermediate Care, Med/Surg
    • Intermediate Care, Cardiac
    • Labor & Delivery
    • Medical & Surgical Units
    • Neurology
    • Orthopedics
    • Women & Children

Explore a career at WellSpan Health

WellSpan believes in exceptional care and exceptional careers—every patient, every colleague, every day. Nurse externs can explore transitioning into a nursing support role following the nine-week program. We offer an extended nurse externship program and an early commitment bonus for joining our team.

Apply below or talk with a recruiter today about hiring incentives and benefits. Email NurseRecruitment@wellspan.org for more information.

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