Frequently Asked Questions

What is the rate of pay?
The hourly rate of pay for Summer 2023 Nurse Externs will be $20 per hour.

Will I need to purchase a uniform for the externship?
No, you do not need to purchase a uniform.

Can I apply to stay with the organization as a Student Nurse Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant after the externship?
Yes, we encourage you to consider joining our team.

Is parking available for the summer?
Yes, parking information will be sent to you once you accept your offer of employment. UW Health also offers a free bus pass.

What will my schedule look like?
Nurse externs will work 36 to 40 hours per week, depending on the clinical department. You will be expected to be available for all shifts, including days, evenings, nights and weekends. Your schedule will mirror your clinical coach’s schedule.

Can I apply for the Nurse Residency Program while I am a Nurse Extern?
Yes. Applications for Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 Nurse Residency cohorts will be open during the Nurse Externship Program. If you are a spring graduate applying for the Summer 2024 Nurse Residency cohort, you can apply beginning on August 1, 2023.

Additional questions?
Contact Erin Schmitt, BSN RN, Nurse Recruiter, at