2019 Nurse Externship Program

Nurse Extern Role Nurse

The Inova Nurse Extern Program is an opportunity for students to learn new skills in a supportive clinical environment. You will be partnered with an experienced Registered Nurse who will facilitate your learning experience. 

Clinical Practice

Under the direction and supervision of an experienced RN, Nurse Externs will deliver basic nursing care and monitoring in accordance with completed competencies and unit needs.  


The Nurse Externs will communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others. They will assist the healthcare team to achieve desired patient and unit outcomes. The Nurse Externs will collaborate with the healthcare team to implement plan of care.  

Quality/Best Practice

Throughout the program, Nurse Externs will become familiar with the quality process and participate in quality improvement initiatives as directed by the experienced RN they are working with.  

Professional Development

All Nurse Externs will participate in educational opportunities to increase their knowledge. They will identify their own learning needs and seek opportunities to enhance practice knowledge base. Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a nursing degree program
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Successful completion of at least one clinical rotation
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • Proficient in English

If selected, you will start your externship on one of the following dates: 
May 20, 2019
June 3, 2019
The application deadline is Thursday, February 28. Please click here to view our available positions.