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Nurse Extern - Summer 2023

Program Dates June 5, 2023 – August 11, 2023

Join our Nurse Externship program at the #1 hospital in Wisconsin!

UW Health Nurse Externs will provide remarkable nursing care alongside their RN Clinical Coach during an 10-week immersion experience in one of our inpatient hospitals or ambulatory care settings. This opportunity will enhance your clinical knowledge and provide valuable, direct patient care experience and mentorship at our Magnet-designated, academic medical center in Madison, WI. This program is for BSN nursing students who are graduating between December 2023 and June 2024.   

  • Full time, paid 10 week nurse externship program starting June 5, 2023.
  • Application deadline is March 1, 2023. Early applications encouraged.

Program Highlights
  • Nurse Externships are available at University Hospital, American Family Children’s Hospital, East Madison Hospital and ambulatory clinical sites.
  • A broad range of clinical specialty areas are included in this program. A nurse recruiter will discuss your preference for clinical placement during your interview.
  • Nurse Externs will work alongside a RN Clinical Coach and will perform hands-on nursing care.
  • One inter-disciplinary shadow and/or one unit exchange opportunity will be offered.

Prior to submitting an application, please refer to the detailed information found at

Please include the following items when you apply:
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Please include clinical hours/locations and expected graduation month / year
  • Unofficial Academic Transcript
  • American Heart Association CPR/BLS certification

We encourage current employees and external applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Minimum – Current enrollment in a Baccalaureate School of Nursing Program and successful completion of 2 clinical courses as a nursing student.

Licenses and Certifications:
Minimum – Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
UW Health is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we work to embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People o Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged. EOE, including disability/veterans.

Work Schedule:
90% FTE. 36 hours per week. Nurse extern schedules will be assigned based on the schedule of their RN Clinical Coach. 8 and/or 12-hour day/evening or evening/night shifts with a weekend rotation is required. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.

This is a paid externship. Shift differentials apply for evening, night and weekend shifts.

University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.

American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin—also a Magnet®-designated facility—provides specialized care in a healing environment designed especially for pediatric patients and their families. American Family Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center, with nationally recognized pediatric specialists in a wide range of fields. It is also home to our Level One Pediatric Trauma Center and Level IV NICU, which cares for the tiniest patients throughout Wisconsin and beyond.

East Madison Hospital – is UW Health’s newest hospital and one of the most advanced hospitals and wellness centers in the country. Here, health care is seen as a holistic endeavor where our mission is to not only diagnose and treat you when you’re sick, but also to partner with you in health and wellness.