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Student Nurse Externship - Summer 2024 - Multiple Locations

  • Requisition # 2023-138870
  • ShiftDay
  • StatusTemporary without Benefits


How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

This is a 10-week externship program offering nursing students an opportunity to earn while learning. Students are oriented and provided training in specific skills. Under the direction of a registered nurse partner, student nurses practice selected skills and gain confidence in the nursing environment.

Externs are placed at one of the Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals. Current employees of Hackensack Meridian Health who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered first. This externship program is available at the following Hackensack Meridian locations in New Jersey:

  • Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack)
  • Palisades Medical Center (North Bergen)
  • JFK University Medical Center (Edison)
  • Bayshore Medical Center (Holmdel)
  • Riverview Medical Center (Red Bank)
  • Raritan Bay Medical Center (Perth Amboy)
  • Old Bridge Medical Center (Old Bridge)
  • Carrier Clinic (Belle Mead)
  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune)
  • Ocean University Medical Center (Brick)
  • Southern Ocean Medical Center (Manahawkin)

This special student nurse extern (SNE) program will begin on May 28, 2024 and end on Aug 3, 2024.  All applications must be submitted by February 29, 2024. 


The Student Nurse Extern (SNE) provides direct patient care under the direction of the RN professional to all assigned patients, and maintains a safe patient area. He/she assumes responsibility and accountability for patient care as a team member in order to achieve established outcomes.

  1. Performs assigned components of assessment in an ongoing and systematic manner focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, and cognitive status.
  2. Performs data collection and documentation of I&O, vital signs, weights, and reports these and/or significant changes.
  3. Provides hygienic care, positions patients, pre/post-operative care, post mortem care, ambulating, and meals.
  4. Provides a safe patient environment by answering call lights promptly, communicating with the RN immediately for any change in patient's condition.
  5. Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.).
  6. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.


Working Conditions: Lifts a minimum of 5 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 10 lbs. and stands a minimum of 6 hours a day.




  • You must be currently matriculated in a Board of Nursing approved BSN program or an HMH affiliated Associate Degree program  to prepare for registered nurse licensure and be eligible to begin the final (senior) year of the respective nursing program. (Graduating in the Fall/Winter of 2024 or Spring/Summer of 2025).
  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required. Current matriculation in a Board of Nursing approved program to prepare for Registered Nurse licensure required. 
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work varied days and varied hours. 
  • In order to be considered for this program, you must first complete your online application with resume and upload your transcript when creating your profile to apply.
  • American Heart Association BLS required. 


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Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Facility

As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.


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