2018 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:

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


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

APP:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFV2MLS

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

Download and Complete Documents here:

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


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