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.

Evaluation Survey:

2019 Evaluation Summary for every extern to complete at the end of the program.

How to apply

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

Learn how the program works here: 2019 Summer Student Nurse Externship Meeting

SCHOOL OF NURSING ONLINE APP:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFV2MLS

HOSPITAL ONLINE APP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DWRKTDG

Download and Complete Documents here:

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

The documents are also available there.

Approved Facilities for the Externship 2019 Program:

Spreadsheet final approved facilities (xlsx)

2019 EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: All Applications Approved – What’s Next?

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