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Summer Nurse Extern Program

Looking to advance your clinical skills and knowledge this summer and get paid? Apply for the Children’s Mercy Summer Nurse Extern Program between Jan. 25 and Feb. 5.

What it is

A 12-week clinical experience working with highly skilled preceptors in clinical areas.

Classroom sessions that are covered include:

  • practicing IV skills and medication calculations

  • professional development opportunities available

  • working with interdisciplinary teams

  • role of advanced practice nurses

  • tips on communicating with physicians

A final quality improvement, evidence-based practice or educational project is required.


Who may apply

Nursing students who will graduate in December 2021 or May 2022 and have completed at least one clinical rotation.

  • Applicants must be available for the entire program (dates to be determined)

    and able to work 72-80 hours per pay period

  • Applicants selected for on-site interviews will be required to present a

    letter of recommendation from a nursing school clinical instructor

  • A GPA of 3.25 or higher is preferred

Application deadline

Applications will be accepted online and the dates of application acceptance will be announced at a later date. Positions will be posted on our Careers page.