Frequently Asked Questions - Nurse Extern Program



When can I apply for the nurse externship?

Applications are accepted online March 1 - March 15. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Does St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital allow student nurses to shadow?

Due to HIPAA and patient privacy laws, shadowing is not allowed.


Is the nurse externship a paid externship?

The nurse externship is a paid externship.


Does the nurse externship program offer benefits?

The nurse externship does not offer benefits.


If selected for the nurse externship program will housing be provided?

Housing will not be provided.


How long is the nurse externship program?

The length of the nurse externship program varies, but will end upon completion of nursing school.


Who is eligible to apply for the nurse externship?

Nursing students that are ending their junior and beginning senior year are eligible to apply.


Should I apply for the nurse externship if I am about to graduated from nursing school?

No, but you can apply for a Pediatric Oncology Nurse position.


How does the nurse externship and summer nurse externship differ?

The nurse externship is offered during the completion of a student’s senior year of nursing school. The summer externship is eight to ten weeks prior to the beginning of a student’s senior year of nursing school.


Who is eligible for the Summer Nurse Externship?

Nursing students beginning their senior year who are unable to complete our traditional nurse externship. (For example, a senior nursing student completing their nursing degree outside the state of Tennessee)