Nursing Externships? - page 2

Any of you doing any nurse externships or have done them in the past or are interested in doing them? If so, what is it like? do you like it? do you need a certain g.p.a? any info would be... Read More

  1. by   Nurse_Diane
    Quote from CARAMELO
    :innerconfi want to apply the nurse externship in this summer, but im so nervous about the interview part, did anyone can tell me how can i be well prepare and what expectation did the interviewer looking for.

    the application also need to write an essay about "why i want to be an extern" can anyone would give me a hint what should i focus on beside my true feelingsto be an extern.

    thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    I would make sure to mention something along the lines that the externship will better prepare you as a professional and competent nurse upon graduation.

    Also, don't forget to mention that you want to work for the hospital you are interviewing with for the externship when you graduate.

    Good Luck
    Diane
  2. by   Aggie2000
    I am actually attending orientation at a hospital in which I have been hired as a nurse extern on Monday. I am going to be about 60% of what my pay will be if I am hired on as a Graduate Nurse. I am required to work one 12 hour day every 6 weeks. You basically work in a CNA role with many learning oppurtunities. Being an extern not only gives you work experience, but it also allows you to decide if you like the hospital and can work there when you graduate.

    Another good suggestion is you should also do your homework and interview the hospital. Not only do you want them to like you, but you need to like them. Ask them about their ratios, turnover rate, pay offered to GNs, tuition reimbursment, etc... These are really important for you when you finally are deciding which hospital to work for when you graduate.

    Good luck!
  3. by   shock-me-sane
    Quote from CARAMELO
    :innerconfi want to apply the nurse externship in this summer, but im so nervous about the interview part, did anyone can tell me how can i be well prepare and what expectation did the interviewer looking for.

    the application also need to write an essay about "why i want to be an extern" can anyone would give me a hint what should i focus on beside my true feelingsto be an extern.

    thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    When I had the interview for my externship I had what I considered difficult questions. Like, tell me about a time when you had to prioritize patient care, how did you make your decisions? When was a time you provided excellent care to a patient?

    It was all about patient care. I was lucky to have been working in a hosptial for about a year prior as a tech, I pulled from those experiences rather than school. If I had only done clinicals, I would have been hard pressed to have any good answers.
  4. by   CARAMELO
    thx all the replys. refer to previous reply from shock-me-sane. im the type tht u just describe which only have school clinical experiences, if they are going to ask me this question, it is going to be hard. by the time in summer, i will just finish my second semister clinical rotation in NY.anyway, im working on the essay now. because i want to finish all application before school start from winter break. next semister gotta be hard, im worry i won't make it, anyway, im going study hard as much as i can.

    thx for all supports!

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