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.


• Currently enrolled in a nursing degree program

• Minimum GPA of 3.0

• One letter of recommendation

• Successful completion of one acute care clinical rotation

• Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification

• Proficient in English verbal and written communication

If selected, you will start your externship on one of the following dates: 

June 1st, 2021

June 14th, 2021

June 21st, 2021

The application deadline is Monday, January 4, 2021. Please click here to submit your application.