The nurse extern program is an 8-week immersive program inclusive of optional electives to provide students an opportunity to understand the nursing experience in a hospital. This learning opportunity allows nursing students to gain clinical knowledge and skills in a practice environment. Student Externs will use classroom education in the clinical setting by working alongside experienced nurses and patient care technicians. Externs will practice patient care technician skills including taking vital signs, blood draws, IV insertion, documentation in electronic medical record, and more. Externs will practice time management and learn how to communicate with patients and a health care team. Through this program, externs will build the confidence needed for the transition to a nursing practice role following graduation.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assists the registered nurse in the practice of professional nursing by providing direct patient care to promote patient comfort and facilitate the performance of diagnostic and treatment procedures as outlined in the nursing care plan.
Assists the RN with the patient’s activities of daily living according to the needs of the patient in a timely manner, following departmental procedure.
Accurately observes, records, and reports to the RN all patient concerns, symptoms, reactions, and progress in a timely manner.
Demonstrates knowledge in basic and intermediate care skills as verified by nurse mentor, clinical preceptor, nurse manager and/or nurse director. Assists the RN with procedures defined by the advanced skills inventory.
Assists the RN with indirect care by maintaining a clean, sanitary, and safe environment to prevent and/or control infections and to provide for safety of patients, visitors, and employees.
Other duties, as assigned.
Must be entering final year or final semester of Associate or Baccalaureate RN program of an accredited School of Nursing with a minimum of 2.7 GPA or be in good academic standing
License / Certifications
BLS from American Heart Association or American Red Cross
Maryland Board of Nursing C.N.A. certification
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
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MELANIE LEE: AAMC supports nurses and supports their growth. Well, you get support with your education. They have numerous nursing foundation scholarships for support.
KAITLYNN LABILLE: The reason why I have stayed here since even before I started nursing school was just the aspect of not only advancements for opportunities, there’s various learning classes here, new opportunities for growth, new opportunities for leadership.
ERICKA ANTONIO: Starting as a tech and now a nurse six years later, I think I can pretty much vouch how much this hospital has helped me personally and professionally to grow.
GREGORY SMART: So now, I’m helping the same people that are coming in that once helped me, and that feels really good.