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Mayo Nursing Externship Summer III 2019

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I applied for the Summer III nursing externship and I just wanted to start this forum to see where everyone is at in the application process.

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Hi there! I got a notification about your post on the 2018 discussion regarding applying for the 2019 program. I was a summer III last year and absolutely loved it-let me know if you have any questions!

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If you have time could you just tell me about your experience as a whole. Application tips? How the process works? Pay? What unit you were on? Any advice?

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Yes of course, I'm happy to help!

About the application process: I submitted my application in November 2017 (they were due in January). I was not expecting to get into this program because it is competitive but I figured I would never know unless I tried. At the end of January I got an email saying I made it beyond the initial screening process and a request for more information (transcript and placement preferences.) I found out that I got in on February 14th. I remember how anxious I was just waiting to find out!

Tips for application: Just be yourself! When writing your essay, take your time because this part is essentially your "interview". Really show them who you are and what your goals are. For my essay, I wrote about my own personal story, values, and beliefs. I also spoke to Mayo's values/mission that I incorporate into my own life and career.

Unit: Prior to this externship I was set on becoming a peds nurse (hence my username). For my preferences I put any ICU setting or working with children or babies. When I got my placement I found out I was put on an adult PCU floor (step down ICU) and ended up loving working with this patient population! So much so that now I cannot imagine myself not working with an adult population. The pay was around $17/hr I think.

Having the opportunity to be a Summer III truly changed my life. I met so many incredible people along my journey (between the staff, residents of Rochester, and fellow Summer III's)- everyone was so kind and welcoming!

I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors! Let me know if you have any other questions :)

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Hey guys!

I also have applied for the summer III program for 2019. I have heard from other students that they greatly prefer people that have worked as nursing assistants/CNA's. Is this what you guys have heard too?

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Hey! I was also a summer III this past summer. I would say most of the externs previously had worked at a hospital either as a CNA or patient care assistant. However, what they really care more about is what kind of a nurse you plan on being (which you talk about in your essay.) I used my job as a patient care assistant to talk about experiences I have had that shaped me into the nurse I want to be. But you could also use clinical or even other life experience to talk about that.

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When I submitted my application I was CNA certified but I didn't have any experience working as a CNA!

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Hello, I am also applying for next summer. I have not submit my application yet and I was wondering if you guys put your references on your resume? They doesn't state if they want it or not.

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This may be too late of a response but I saw on the job description that they do not need references yet and they will not even look at them at this point within the application process

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Hey guys! Just wanted to offer some encouragement. I was also a Summer 3 in 2018 and it was the best summer of my life! Everyone should apply. Yes, it is competitive but my thinking was always that they will be accepting 50-ish people so why not me?

Good luck in everything you do and let me know if you have any questions!

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Hey! What did you write your essay about? Any tips? Also, how long was yours?

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