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I know I have emailed you a couple times throughout the summer, but I just wanted to let you know how incredible of an experience the NEP has been for me. Originally, when applying for the externship, I had not even put BJH as a preference, and I was upset for not getting any of my top three choices. That was the best blessing in disguise. Then, I found out from you that I was getting placed in L&D, which reassured me that this was going to be a great experience. Fast forward 6 weeks, and I have just accepted a full-time graduate nurse position in L&D at BJH, starting after graduation in May. I cannot believe it. The staff and the environment at BJH is unmatched. Everyone was so welcoming to me, immediately making me feel like I belonged there. Additionally, my preceptor, Marissa Ashley, was the best preceptor I could have asked for. She was so patient with me, always giving me feedback and constructive criticism on how to improve for next time. She was very encouraging and aided me in my eagerness to learn. I feel so much more confident in my clinical skills now. Working in L&D this summer made me realize my love and passion for caring for mothers throughout their labor journey. I am so thankful for this opportunity and to say that this externship has impacted me is an understatement. Now, I am going into my senior year of college at TCU, knowing I will be working my dream job once I graduate. I cannot wait to start this next chapter of my nursing career. I want to thank you and everyone involved in making this NEP possible because it truly has changed my life.

Nurse Extern, Summer 2020

I had the most amazing experience this summer! Everyone on my unit was amazing, and I learned so much. By the end of the summer, I felt like a real nurse! My confidence in myself and my nursing skills grew so much! It was such a rewarding experience and I am glad I had the opportunity to participate in the externship!

Nurse Extern, Summer 2020

I know circumstances this year were particularly difficult, and I'm sure I speak for all the externs when I say that I'm so glad the program was able to go forward. It was definitely a life-changing experience for me and I learned a ton. To be honest, I think I learned more during this externship than I had in any of my other clinical experiences. The program boosted my confidence and made me even more certain that nursing is the right career path for me.

Nurse Extern, Summer 2020

Because of the externship, I feel way more prepared to start my senior year. Before the externship, I really didn’t get the chance to see what a nurse did during a 12 hour shift. This externship showed me exactly what nurses do, and it made me excited to graduate! I learned an incredible amount!'

Nurse Extern, Summer 2019

Working with such an exceptional, friendly, helpful group of nurses, techs, nurse practitioners, and physicians on my unit this summer has set my expectations high for what the culture of the floor and relationship with management should look like for after I graduate. I have been thoroughly impressed with 7400 from the moment I started in May. I have grown tremendously over the last nine weeks. The change in my level of confidence, skill, and knowledge is incredible. It is everything I hoped to gain from the externship and more. I met all of my goals and saw growth in myself in all areas I hoped including physical nursing skills, communication skills, and prioritization skills. I know that I will be a better nurse because I participated in this program. I was nervous to begin but the externship program has certainly been as meaningful and exciting as I expected. I am eager and prepared to begin my career as a nurse after participating in this program.

Nurse Extern, Summer 2019

I learned so much during this experience. I feel significantly more confident and competent in performing skills and communication, and other things that they teach us in school that I never actually got to practice.

Nurse Extern, Summer 2019

This internship was the best practice I could have asked for. I learned so much and saw more than I could have expected. I feel competent and confident to move on to a new grad nurse. The program is great!

Nurse Extern, Summer 2019

Overall this was the best experience I ever could have chosen to do. I have learned so much in the past 10 weeks. Things that I knew I would be scared about once I graduated. I basically feel like I am in a graduate nurse position right now. How do I go back to clinical after this? It has been a great progression and with this externship under my belt, I can’t wait to see where I go next and what I do next. I was told by a peer that if I got this externship it would be the best choice I would ever make and she was absolutely right! I could not have asked for a better start to my future career.

Nurse Extern, Summer 2019