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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.

How the program works

  • 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.

Program Details

  • 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)

Program Objectives

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

Program Benefits

Nurse externs will have the opportunity to:

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

Application Requirements

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

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

3131 S. Main St. Moultrie, GA 31768

Kayla Long, RN
Nursing Residency Coordinator
229-891-9448 | email