Department of Clinical Education
Student Nurse Extern Program
Our student nurse externs have an extraordinary opportunity to experience the day-to-day practice of nursing at Hackensack University Medical Center and to begin to understand firsthand why our nurses are among the best in the nation.
The Student Nurse Externship is a work-study program that is a unique, rewarding experience for both the student nurse externs and the medical center staff. The Department of Nursing Education provides a two-week orientation program, after which the extern is assigned to a registered nurse preceptor on his or her unit. Externs are also encouraged to participate in a weekly class or lab session that addresses nursing issues on a current clinical topic.