Nurse Extern Program

The Nurse Extern program offers senior nursing students a 12-month program in which the extern will be immersed in the role of a professional nurse. Externs will work side-by-side with a registered nurse, providing hands-on patient care and developing clinical reasoning skills necessary for quality patient care delivery.

The externship will provide opportunities in a variety of clinical specialties and with the diverse patient populations served at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. These include critical care, progressive care/step down, emergency, obstetrics, pediatrics, and medical/surgical units.


  • The Nurse Extern program is for students in the last year of their nursing program.
  • Externs will spend time in all nursing units in 6-week rotations.
  • The program allows a flexible schedule around school requirements (max: 24hrs/week).
  • The nurse extern must commit in advance to all nursing unit rotations.


  • 6-week rotation through all nursing units during last year of nursing program
  • 6-week evaluations with preceptors/unit directors
  • Two 12-hour shifts a week in conjunction with your school program (flexible)


Upon completion of the program, the nurse extern will:

  • Demonstrate increased proficiency in clinical skills
  • Develop time-management and organizational skills required as a professional nurse
  • Growth in the understanding of the role of the professional nurse
  • Gain self-confidence in the role of the professional nurse


  • Senior year in ADN or BSN program
  • Maintained 3.0 GPA at hire and throughout the program
  • Able to meet Colquitt Regional job-related requirements
  • BLS Certification for healthcare providers from the American Heart Association
  • Not be contracted to another facility following graduation


Nurse externs will have the opportunity to:

  • Work one-on-one with an RN, performing the duties of a professional nurse.
  • Learn about assessments, medication administrations, charting standards, and clinical reasoning.
  • If available, receive priority job placement upon graduation.


Applications are accepted 12 months prior to student graduation. Successful applicants will submit:

  • A cover letter and resume
  • An official or unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from nursing school institution
  • Visit the Colquitt Regional Medical Center Home page under careers to complete online application

3131 S. Main St. Moultrie, GA 31768

Danielle Richardson, RN
Nursing Residency Coordinator