For all student externs in the Memphis area... - page 2

I am a nursing student in Memphis finishing my first semester, and many students (myself included) are in the process of applying to nurse extern positions now. I was just wondering if other student... Read More

  1. by   Lisa CCU RN
    You have to think, right now the hospitals are busy getting new grads into orientation programs and hiring the new grads period.

    I would think soon, they will have some more time to do interviews. Fill out an app and keep calling.
  2. by   MrsHarrison0526
    Yes, they are right there are lots of new grads and lots of people moving from techs to interns etc. I can give you the name of the nurse recruiter I spoke with from Baptist if you like, send me a PM if you'd like it. Also, I don't know which you would qualify for, but by going to you can see whats available. type in intern or tech
  3. by   Cinqly
    Does anyone know much about student positions at the VA Medical Center? Is the pay similar/more/less than other student positions in area hospitals? Hours? Flexibility? Experience gained? If anyone knows anything, I'd appreciate some info.
    Last edit by Cinqly on Apr 17, '08 : Reason: forgot something
  4. by   southernbelle08
    I saw earlier in the thread someone mention Saint Francis to you. Did you apply there or speak to anyone? I will be glad to send the name and number of the recruiter I spoke to your way if you'd like. They were so awesome to me. I took a job (RN) there yesterday and they were so quick about everything and the nicest people I have met in my job search. I applied last week, went for an interview yesterday morning, and was hired yesterday afternoon. I'd DEFINITELY recommend them if you haven't tried there already.
  5. by   Cinqly
    I applied for a job about a week ago also at St. Francis (student position), but I just went through their website. I haven't heard anything from them, but I'm not surprised. Seems like you have to talk to a recruiter or have an "In" to get anywhere. If you can send me the info via PM that would be great, though! I still need a job, especially over the summer. I am about to resort to the mall if I can't find a nursing job.....yucky!
    Last edit by Cinqly on Apr 20, '08 : Reason: .
  6. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Just call the recruiter. they will talk to you.
  7. by   NurseInTraining76
    Thanks for posting this info, folks!
  8. by   Jenrose15
    is it possible to work as an extern in the summer, on breaks, or just on weekends?
  9. by   southernbelle08
    We have an extern on our floor that works once in a blue moon. I think I noticed on the schedule last week she was only down a couple times a month. I'm thinking most places would probably work with your school schedule.
  10. by   Jenrose15
    oh, cool! thanks. i am going to start nursing school in the spring. i am so excited because i will be done with education requirements and pre reqs and just be doing something that i would love. even though, it will be my first semester; i still like knowing information for future reference.
  11. by   Gauge
    I goto school in NW TN and am hoping to start nurse externing in Jackson during the summer. Currently a junior in a BSN program. Any of you ever worked/considered working there? Trying to get information from their nurse recruiter is like pulling teeth.
  12. by   *future_RN*
    thanks so much for this thread everyone! I applied to the U of M nursing school this past week and got a letter stating that my file was complete and notifications would be made/mailed by October 1, 2008 for the Spring 2009 semester. I am excited and nervous at the same time. I was wondering when the best time would be to look for externs/intern position and where. This thread will definitely be helpful.
    Last edit by *future_RN* on Sep 22, '08
  13. by   Gauge
    Well, it really depends on the hospital to be honest. Some of the hospitals around me allow you to work as a nurse intern as soon as you get into nursing school and others will only accept you once you are within 1 year of graduating. I would go ahead and get a nurse intern job, but the hospital I want to work at won't take interns until they are within 1 year of graduating so I have to wait until Spring. Darn BSN programs, heh.