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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

This externship program was more than I could have asked for! I feel so much more confident leaving here then when I began and am now eager to graduate and begin working.

Nurse Extern, Summer 2019

I have gained so much knowledge from this experience. I have learned a lot and I’m so grateful for this opportunity. My mentor and clinical facility were really helpful and kind!

Nurse Extern, Summer 2019

This externship has taught me a lot about myself and that was something I never expected out of this experience. I anticipated learning clinical skills and prioritization, but I never thought I would come out with very high expectations of peers and how nursing teams should work together. It makes me want to seek nursing floors that will have a similar team work aspect to it as my floor did, and or inspire floors that lack to adopt this higher expectation I have been introduced to. Great experience! I feel so much more prepared to take on real nursing post-graduation thanks to this experience.

Nurse Extern, Summer 2018

I feel much more confident as a student nurse going into my senior year of nursing school. This externship provided me with newfound knowledge and skills that I hadn't received in clinical.

Nurse Extern, Summer 2018

Overall, this was an AMAZING experience and I am so grateful to have spent my last summer with UMSL/BJC. After this, I actually feel like a nurse. I’ve realized my daily plans and feel like I know what to do in an emergency situation. One thing that I’m really happy about is my improvement in communication. My preceptor pushed me to do my best. Even though I felt out of my comfort zone, I am very thankful for him for pushing me to my full potential. I have seen so much improvement in myself over the past 10 weeks, which is really inspiring to me.

Nurse Extern, Summer 2018

Best decision I could have ever made was to apply for this externship program. Changed my life!

Nurse Extern, Summer 2018