Externships offer nursing students the opportunity to gain practical experience prior to graduation. This opportunity allows you to not only strengthen your skills, but also to build your professional network and to test your interests and abilities. Though you may find it challenging to find an externship opportunity locally, consider a summer externship outside of the region - it is well worth it. However, as there are a limited number of externships, they are competitive and the application process for many begins early. Start your search in the Fall, as some have deadlines as early as November.
For assistance with the application process, attend the Applying to Externships workshop or contact the Career Counseling Officer, Ceil O'Callaghan (firstname.lastname@example.org).