Student Nurse Extern

Job Requisition #: JR66339

End Date: 3/7/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nurse Extern, Technician (Clinical)

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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Application closes March 6, 2023

As a nursing student, would you like the opportunity to be in an acute care inpatient clinical setting while working under the direction of a nurse?

We are seeking nursing students, who are interested in our Student Nurse Extern program starting May 30, 2023! Student Nurse Externs provide hygiene/comfort measures and selected direct and indirect patient care activities and ancillary duties for our patients. This position is for ALL campuses.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The nurse extern will demonstrate skills and knowledge vital to deliver care appropriate to a diverse patient population, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to acquire information to identify patient needs, and to provide the appropriate care needed.

The student nurse will perform crucial unit specific tasks such as:

  • Communicating to patients, families, employees, and physicians utilizing both verbal and written communication skills.
  • Responds to patient needs with promptness, initiates interventions within scope of responsibility and collaborates with RN.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Knowledge of nursing care provided for specific patient population of unit, as well as knowledge of department and unit standards, policies, and selected procedures.
  • Ability to perform specific unit tasks as assigned by the RN, and recognize change in patient status and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to communicate optimally and utilize required technical skills as outlined in procedures for patients and to follow universal precautions.
  • Exercise judgement, tact and diplomacy.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Current enrollment in an accredited nursing program which prepares the candidate to sit for the NCLEX-RN.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (preferred)
  • One completed "in-person/ hands-on" clinical rotation by the start of the program
  • Availability to attend the mandatory classroom training portion; these dates will be outlined during the interview process.
  • Current BLS required

Application Submission Requirements:

Must Submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter. The cover letter must explain why you want to be a nurse and express your desire to work for ChristianaCare.          
  • Transcripts (unofficial)

Position Requirements:

  • Work throughout the year
  • Work ONE 8 hour shift weekly or 16 hours bi-weekly,
  • One weekend every 4 weeks 
  • Holiday work requirement

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EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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