at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States
As a nursing student, would you like the opportunity to be in an acute care inpatient clinical setting while working under the direction of a nurse?
We are seeking nursing students, who are interested in our Student Nurse Extern program starting July 2022! Student Nurse Externs provide hygiene/comfort measures and selected direct and indirect patient care activities and ancillary duties for our patients.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The nurse extern will demonstrate skills and knowledge vital to deliver care appropriate to a diverse patient population, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to acquire information to identify patient needs, and to provide the appropriate care needed.
The student nurse will perform crucial unit specific tasks such as:
Communicating to patients, families, employees, and physicians utilizing both verbal and written communication skills.
Responds to patient needs with promptness, initiates interventions within scope of responsibility and collaborates with RN.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Knowledge of nursing care provided for specific patient population of unit, as well as knowledge of department and unit standards, policies, and selected procedures.
Ability to perform specific unit tasks as assigned by the RN, and recognize change in patient status and take appropriate action.
Ability to communicate optimally and utilize required technical skills as outlined in procedures for patients and to follow universal precautions.
Exercise judgement, tact and diplomacy.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Current enrollment in an accredited nursing program which prepares the candidate to sit for the NCLEX-RN.
GPA of 3.0 or higher (preferred)
PROOF of one completed "in-person/ hands-on" clinical rotation by the start of the program
Availability to attend the mandatory classroom training portion; these dates will be outlined during the interview process.
Current BLS required
Application Submission Requirements:
Must Submit the following:
Cover letter. The cover letter must explain why you want to be a nurse and express your desire to work for ChristianaCare.
After verifying you are a qualified candidate, you will be sent an email to complete references online. Please have 5 references ready- two of which should be either clinical instructor (if you have completed clinicals) or professors.
For any questions reach out to .
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.