Student Programs

Student Nurse Internships

Open to nursing students, who have completed the first clinical year, inclusive of medical – surgical nursing, within a baccalaureate nursing program and has a fundamental knowledge of the art and science of nursing. This per diem work experience assists the student nurse in expanding previously learned theory and skills while working in a support staff role in varied patient settings. The Student Nurse Intern performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, patient care as delegated by the RN. Provides assistance in ambulating, transporting, transferring and lifting patients. Assists patients with activities of daily living and performs vital signs and selected diagnostic tests. The Student Nurse Intern experience will help prepare the nursing student for their impending new role as a graduate nurse.

Student Nurse Externships

Join us during your summer off for our annual "Student Nurse Externship Program". This paid program is designed to give RN nursing students valuable knowledge of professionalism in nursing practice, the experience of hands-on “nursing excellence” in our Magnet® environment, and best practice in patient care, full-time hours, not to mention the highest-quality training in a nurturing and educational setting.

Student Nurse Extern 2024

  • 8 week Summer Program June 12th to Aug 9th
  • RN Students with a graduation date of December 2024 or May 2025

Position Requirements

  • Must have completed a minimum of 2 semesters of clinical practicum.
  • Official transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.0 & Resume

Apply Online HERE from 1/29 to 2/25 (Search under Student Nurse Extern)

Please contact Maria Perciballi at 516-632-4087 with any questions.

Course Description

The student nurse extern is a member of the nursing staff who is trained to perform specific tasks under the direction of a registered nurse. This unique 8-week externship gives student nurses the opportunity to practice hands-on patient care in an atmosphere that is defined by intense caring and compassion. The experience begins with assignment to a unit and a preceptor RN who will provide the student nurse extern with the support and guidance needed to grow professionally. Mount Sinai South Nassau's Student Nurse Externship Program offers a broad scope of hands-on experiences. State-of-the-art equipment and modern patient care units present student nurse externs with a range of learning experiences. In addition to direct patient care, additional experiences are arranged for student nurse Externs to observe in one or two areas of interest.

Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited RN program (BSN strongly preferred) and must have completed 2 semesters of clinical nursing rotation. This 8-week program is open to junior nursing students entering their senior year. A commitment of 37.5 hours per week, including weekends, is required. Following formal classroom orientation, students are assigned to one unit for 8 weeks of clinical practice working side-by-side with an RN preceptor. The SNE will be required to follow the preceptor's schedule working 12-hour shifts. The students will have the opportunity to rotate through specialty units (i.e., OR/PACU, ER, Endoscopy, Cardiac Services and Rapid Response Team) during their 8 weeks of training. This is a paid Externship.

Mount Sinai South Nassau Nursing Externs
The 2023 MSSN Student Nurse Externs with Stacey Conklin, MSN, RN-BC, MHCDS, NE-BC, Senior Vice President; Chief Nursing Officer, Patient Care Services (front); Joan Gallagher, RN Educator, Nursing Education, and Eileen Mahler, PhD, RN, NE-BC, Director of Nursing Education, Director of Magnet Project, Patient Care Services (back).

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