SAH Nurse Extern Program

sah nurse extern program

The Saint Anthony Hospital Nurse Extern allows BSN students an outstanding clinical experience at one of Chicago’s premier community hospitals.  

The Nurse Extern program at Saint Anthony is a dynamic opportunity to work under the direct supervision of a RN Clinical preceptor in a supportive clinical environment. The next 9-week, paid summer program will run from June to August 2020. The program includes orientation and training, with specialty units also available. 

The program will aid the extern in assisting the professional nurse in performing direct and indirect nursing activities with patients of various age groups – neonatal to geriatric. This program builds upon the foundations of nursing education and theory. This includes the components of assessment, nurse diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning and coordination, implementation, and evaluation.  

The role of the nurse extern also includes patient advocacy, teaching, performance improvement, leadership and professional development. 

Program Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a BSN program
  • A GPA of 3.0 or above
  • 2nd year of clinicals/Senior Year – will be graduating in the summer of 2020
  • BLS
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must have the ability to follow a preceptor’s schedule
  • Two letters of recommendations from nursing faculty

There is a stipend for completing the program. 

More information about applying to the 2020 program coming soon…





Saint Anthony Hospital
Human Resources Department
2001 South California Avenue, Third Floor
(two blocks southeast of main hospital building)
Chicago, Illinois 60608