Student Nurse Extern

Regular Full-Time 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ CentraState Medical Center
[ Overview ]

CentraState Medical Center offers a 10-week Nurse Extern program during the summer months. At this time, current BSN nursing students that completed their junior year would be considered for our Student Nurse Externship. The program runs from June through early August. Participants must be able to commit to the entire 10 week program. 


This program provides nursing students who are about to enter their senior year the opportunity to work side by side with an experienced nursing professional. You will learn valuable skills and gain the confidence you need to be successful in nursing. In addition, you participate in a period of classroom orientation before being assigned to the clinical areas. A weekly lecture series designed especially for Nurse Externs is offered. Topics have ranged from skin and wound care, to pain management, to oncology issues, and more. Through this program, you have the opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills in the day-to-day practice of nursing. The atmosphere is friendly and the opportunities abound in our progressive community hospital. Many of our nurse externs have gone on to become MSTs (multiskilled technicians) or PCTs (patient care technicians) and upon graduation have come back to CentraState as new RNs in our residency program.

[ Responsibilities ]
  • Provides skilled technical nursing assistance by performing assigned duties and services required to deliver quality patient care.
  • Participates in the development of the plan of care and discharge planning needs for patients, under the direction of the RN.
  • Performs pain screening as indicated, notifies the RN immediately of patient’s report of pain or discomfort, and provides appropriate non-pharmacologic interventions as directed by RN.
  • Assists with data collection and reports abnormal findings to the RN.
  • Documents clinical findings under direction of RN.
  • Provides partial and/or complete direct personal hygienic care to patients.
  • To qualify, candidates must have completed their junior year in an accredited BSN program.
  • BLS certification required.
  • Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team are also essential
[ Qualifications ]
  • To qualify, candidates must have completed junior year in an accredited BSN program. 
  • BLS certification required. 
  • Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team are also essential.
[ Physical Demands ]

Standing/walking; lifting up to and greater than 40 pounds; stooping/kneeling; bending/climbing; reaching at or below waist/above shoulder; sitting; typing/filing.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

[ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ]

CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.