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Nurse Extern Program

A Metro nurse Metro’s Student Nurse Extern Program is an exciting program that offers practical, hands-on experience and gives nursing students the opportunity to learn the comprehensive role of a registered nurse while completing their education.

Student nurse externs will work with a nurse preceptor to build their confidence and develop the clinical skills that are essential to master in order to effectively perform multiple procedures as a graduate nurse.

Past Student Nurse Externs have described their experience as:

  • “I went into the summer feeling like a student, and now I feel like a nurse.”
  • “Metro provided the most up-to-date, and highest technological environment to explore nursing options.”
  • “I now feel ready to be a nurse.”

Our Student Nurse Extern Program takes place from May to August. We will start accepting applications for the summer of 2014 program at the end of November 2013. At that point, you will find the online application by going to Careers, click on Apply Now and choose the Internships link. Look for Student Nurse Externs in the list of opportunities.

Program Requirements:

  • Within one year of graduation from a nationally accredited nursing program
  • Successful completion of a clinical rotation
  • Current Basic Life Support certification

Participating departments include:

  • Assisted Breathing Center
  • Center for Restorative Care
  • Emergency
  • Family Childbirth Center
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Med-Surg/Pediatrics
  • Progressive Care Unit
  • Surgery and SPR
  • Telemetry

Student Nurse Extern applications for the 2014 program due by January 31, 2014

Student Nurse Employment Opportunity after completing SNE program

Resource Patient Care Technician (PCT) – Level I and II:

  • Requires a commitment to 24 hours per 4-week schedule, in 12-hour shift increments, with one 12-hour shift scheduled on a weekend, and two 12-hour holiday shifts per year.

A PCT I administers basic nursing care to patients under the direction of a registered nurse.


  • Currently enrolled in a nationally accredited nursing program
  • Successful completion of a nursing fundamentals course and a first clinical rotation or CNA certification
  • Basic Life Support certification

A PCT II provides the same level of a nursing care as the PCT I, but with greater responsibility.


  • All PCT I requirements plus successful completion of medical/surgical rotation.


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