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Nurse Externship at CHI Saint Joseph Health

About the Paid Nurse Extern Program at CHI Saint Joseph Health

CHI Saint Joseph Health offers senior nursing students a paid, 8-week summer externship. During the externship, you'll work alongside registered nurses at one of our facilities across Kentucky to apply the knowledge you have gained in your academic program to the clinical setting. Students are eligible the summer before graduation.

  • Your 8-week externship includes an assignment at one of our CHI Saint Joseph Health locations. 
  • Program dates: May 31 - July 22, 2022
  • At the completion of the program, we will have a celebration in honor of your success!

Learn more about the program below, then apply online today!

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Program Objectives

Our nurse extern program strives to help participants:

  • Increase patient care management, organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrate greater proficiency with clinical skills.
  • Experience professional growth and increased self-confidence in caring for patients.


  • Enrolled in an accredited school of nursing and participate in the program the summer before graduation.
  • Must be actively enrolled in either BSN or ADN programs, in good academic standing.
  • Certified in Basic Life Support

Ready to apply? See all externship opportunities and apply online.

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