I Teach Nursing of MississippiExternship Overview

MHA Organization for Mississippi Center for Quality & Workforce and the MS Council of Deans  & Directors of Schools of Nursing jointly sponsor the Summer Student Nurse Externship Program (Externship Program). The Externship Program is designed to:

  • Provide students in nursing with an opportunity to enhance previously learned skills under the supervision of experienced registered nurses in the healthcare setting.
  • Assist students of nursing to experience acceptance in a work situation appropriate to their potential as future registered nurses.
  • Prepare students to assume responsibilities of full-time employees with respect to performance requirements, policies, and procedures of a health care agency.
  • Encourage retention of nursing graduates through provision of supplemental practice experience within the workplace.

Program Description

The program is offered to students after successful completion of year one in nursing school. It lasts for 8 weeks or 320 hours. Students can earn college credit through the program. The students are taught by registered nurses. Through the program, the students get the opportunity to gain hands on experience. In addition, a paycheck is earned while completing the program.

How to apply

The externship program is offered cooperatively between local hospitals and area schools of nursing throughout the state.

Download and Complete Documents here:

Or go to http://iteachnursingms.org/externship/

The documents are also available there.


Approved Facilities for the Externship 2018 Program: (as of 3-8-2018)

  • Alcorn State University (pending), Natchez
  • Anderson Regional Medical Center, Meridian
  • Baptist Medical Center Attala, Kosciusko
  • Baptist Medical Center Leake, Carthage
  • Baptist Medical Center Yazoo, Yazoo City
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto, Southaven
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle, Columbus
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi, Oxford
  • Belhaven University School of Nursing, Jackson
  • Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland
  • Copiah County Medical Center, Hazlehurst
  • Copiah Lincoln Community College, Wesson
  • Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville
  • Delta State University Robert E. Smith SON, Cleveland
  • East Central Community College, Decatur
  • Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood
  • Hinds Community College, Jackson
  • Holmes Community College, Grenada
  • Itawamba Community College, Tupelo
  • Jefferson Davis Community Hospital, Prentiss
  • King’s Daughters Medical Center, Brookhaven
  • Magnolia Regional Medical Center, Corinth
  • Marion General Hospital, Columbia
  • Meridian Community College, Meridian
  • Merit Health Natchez, Natchez
  • Merit Health Rankin, Brandon
  • Merit Health River Region, Vicksburg
  • Merit Health Woman’s Hospital, Flowood
  • Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson
  • Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Jackson
  • Mississippi College SON, Clinton
  • Mississippi Delta Community College, Moorhead
  • Mississippi University for Women ASN Program, Columbus
  • Mississippi University for Woman BSN Program, Columbus
  • North Mississippi Medical Center, Eupora
  • North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo
  • North Sunflower Medical Center, Ruleville
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College, Senatobia
  • St. Dominic’s Hospital, Jackson
  • South Central Regional Medical Center, Laurel
  • South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola
  • Tallahatchie General Hospital, Charleston
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson
  • University of Mississippi S O N, Jackson
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
  • Walthall County Hospital, Tylertown


Evaluation Survey Link: Mississippi Summer Nurse Externship 2018


For any questions regarding the Summer Student Nurse Externship Program, please contact:

Debra Spring, Dean
Alcorn State University
Natchez, MS
(601) 304-4301


LaNelle Weems, Director
MS Center for Quality and Workforce

MHA Health, Research, and Educational Foundation
116 Woodgreen Crossing
Madison, MS 39110
(601) 368-3322