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Nursing externship program

Cook Children's nursing externship program Cook Children's nursing externship program offers an exceptional pediatric learning opportunity to enhance the extern's role transition, reinforcement of skills, and development of new knowledge.

Nurse externs will complete a 10-week program beginning May 19 and ending July 25, 2014. The externship consists of clinical experience and classroom activities. Externs may select placement from a varied list of clinical units.

BSN students with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA who will have completed 2 clinical courses by May 19 may apply. The application period for the summer of 2014 nursing externship is now open. 

Application Process

To apply, first please complete the online application.  Go to Nursing Positions Available, select Nurse Extern.  Then please complete the Request for Additional Information form, which explains the essay and transcripts requirements.  Also, you will need to select two references and send each this Letter of Recommendation form. 

You must complete the online application and submit all your required documentation together in one envelope by February 3, 2014.  Individuals completing the Letter of Recommendation should send the letter directly to us.

The Selection Process

The nurse extern coordinators will evaluate applications and select candidates for interviews. If you are selected for an interview, a recruiter from Human Resources will call to arrange an appointment.


February 3, 2014  Deadline for all documents
March 3-7, 2014 Interviews
March 15, 2014  Selection of externs and notification
May 19, 2014  Start of program  

More information

For questions, please contact:
Melodie Davis, MSN, RN, CPN
Education Department
Cook Children's Health Care System
801 Seventh Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76104


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