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UMSL/BJC Summer Nurse Externship


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.   Barnes Jewish Hospital, an ANCC Magnet hospital whose exceptional quality and unmatched experience has earned  a place on the U.S. News & World Report honor roll of America’s Best Hospitals for 25 consecutive years . The U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for 2016-2017 include St. Louis Children’s Hospital, which ranked in all ten specialties covered by the annual report. Barnes Jewish St. Peters, Progress West, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center are stellar community hospitals that deliver excellent nursing care to a broad-based patient population.

Externs will be mentored by experienced 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 weekly experiences.

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

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