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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 16 and ending July 23, 2016. 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 16 may apply. The application period for the summer of 2016 nursing externship is now open.  

Application process

To apply, first please complete the online application. Go to Nursing Positions Available, select Nurse Extern. Then complete the Request for Additional Information form, which explains the essay and transcripts requirements. Also, you will need to identify two references and send each this Letter of Recommendation form. (We recommend downloading and saving the Request for Additional Information and the Letter of Recommendation to your computer before completing or sending to your references.)

You must complete the online application and submit all your required documentation together in one envelope by February 1, 2016. The two individuals completing the Letters of Recommendation should send the letter directly to

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.


More information

For questions, please contact:

Jennifer Stephen, MSN, RN, CPN
Education Department
Cook Children's Health Care System
801 Seventh Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

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