Experience the LewisGale Difference

The 2017 LewisGale Nurse Externship Program is an exciting, new opportunity in the Roanoke Valley where nursing students acquire valuable skills and knowledge while working with an experienced nursing preceptor. Start this summer as a Nurse Extern 1 with an impressive pay rate! Continue working throughout your nursing education and advance to a Nurse Extern 2 or Nurse Extern 3, with associated pay rate increases.

Program Details

  • WHEN: June 5 - August 4, 2017, Summer Session
  • WHERE: LewisGale Medical Center, Salem, VA
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 24, 2017
  • APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit the following items to LGMC.NurseExtern@hcahealthcare.com. In the email subject line type “Nurse Extern Program.”
    • Letter of introduction/interest. Select three nursing units in order of your interest.(See list below under Choice of more than 15 specialties)
    • Resume
    • Unofficial Transcript
    • Two clinical faculty references-names and contact information

QUALIFICATIONS:

Rising college RN senior graduating during 2017-2018 academic year and in good academic standing. The 2017 LewisGale Nurse Externship Program is an exciting, opportunity in the Roanoke Valley where nursing students acquire valuable skills and knowledge while working with an experienced nursing preceptor. Spend this summer as a Nurse Extern with an impressive pay rate! Continue working PRN while completing your nursing education.

Benefits to the student nurse

  • Choice of more than 15 specialties including:
    • Inpatient Units: General Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Pediatrics, OB, Progressive Care (Surgical, Cardia, Medical), Intensive Care ( Surgical, Medical), and Behavioral Health
  • Emergency Department
  • Impressive pay rate
  • Summer and continuing employment opportunities following the initial 8-week program
  • Participation in skills development classes such as EKG, Wound and Charge Nurse as available
  • Education and exposure to our Shared Governance system