Overview

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 For 24 years straight, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine have ranked among the best hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report, including a top ranking in the 2016 Best Hospitals issue. The U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for 2015-2016 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 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. The extern application will be posted on-line by December 1st, 2016.