We invite you to our summer nurse extern program that is a collaboration between University of Missouri-St. Louis School of Nursing and the BJC Health Care Systems. This 10 week program provides the senior nursing student with an outstanding clinical experience at some of the nation's top hospitals.

 The BJC HealthCare hospitals participating again this year are some of the country’s best facilities, including Barnes Jewish Hospital, an  ANCC Magnet hospital and ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report, including a top ranking in the “2013-14 Best Hospitals” issue.     The U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for 2014-2015 include St. Louis Children’s Hospital, which ranked in all ten specialties covered by the annual report as well as an ANCC magnet Hospital.   Barnes Jewish St. Peters, Progress West and Christian Hospitals are stellar community hospitals that deliver excellent nursing care to a broad-based patient population.

Externs will be coached by seasoned nurses, working side-by-side in hospitals where the newest medical advances are coupled with excellence in nursing care. The weekly seminar includes clinical experts from these facilities presenting current therapies, discussion on professional issues relevant to students preparing to enter practice, and time for students to debrief and share their week's experiences.

Please explore this website to get the full picture of this outstanding experience.

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