2017 Summer Student Nurse Externship Program

MHA Organization for Nurse Executives 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; and
  • encourage retention of nursing graduates through provision of supplemental practice experience within the workplace.

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

Evaluation Survey:


For the approved listing of hospitals and schools of nursing:

Download documents here:

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

Pam Wallis, RN, MSN
Vice President Nursing Services/Chief Nursing Officer
Magnolia Regional Health Center
611 Alcorn Drive
Corinth, MS  38834-9368
(662) 293-1287




LaNelle Weems, Director
MS Center for Quality and Workforce

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






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