Frequently Asked Questions

What is the rate of pay? The hourly rate of pay for Summer 2024 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 housing available for the summer? Single or double occupancy air conditioned rooms with laundry and kitchen facilities are reserved at Merit Residence Hall on W. Dayton St. on the UW-Madison campus for a reasonable rate. A meal plan option can be purchased from a nearby university dining hall.

Is parking available for the summer? 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 hours per week. 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 2024 and Winter 2025 Nurse Residency cohorts will open during the Nurse Externship Program. If you are a spring graduate applying for the Summer 2025 Nurse Residency cohort, you can apply beginning on August 1, 2024.

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