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UAMS Medical Center Externship Program

We are delighted that you are interested in exploring an option to participate in our Externship Program!  This program is designed specifically for nursing students who plan to work at UAMS Medical Center upon graduation. This eight (8) week period during the summer is for nursing students who have completed a Foundations Course and 1 (one) clinical rotation (Senior nursing students excluded). If student desires to work more than 8 weeks, extensions can be requested.  

Each student will be assigned into a non-benefit position and required to work the same  schedule as the assigned preceptor.  Schedules are either a 12 hour day or night shift with rotation to the weekend or Weekend Option shifts (A/P) on Friday/Saturday or Sunday.  Students are also required to attend a bi-weekly (2) two hour seminar facilitated by Staff Education (usually scheduled on Mondays).  Seminars focus on Case Study presentations and “Hot” topic discussions. 

A two (2) credit hour course, Nsg. 4042: Special Topics, is also available to UAMS students only who desire to pay tuition.  To apply, contact Linda Calhoun, RN, MNSC, Coordinator - BSN Generic Program, UAMS College of Nursing, at 501-686-5374.  Salary includes 20% for E/N/P shifts, and 10% for weekend shifts. (depending upon area of assignment).

To requests housing, see the UAMS Student Activities and Housing for rates/availability.  A $300 monthly allowance will be provided toward student housing for out of town students only.   Also contact Public Safety at 501-526-7275 for campus parking information and monthly rates for students.

Ten (10) students will be chosen to participate. Selected students will be required to attend a three (3) day mandatory orientation between May 23 - 25, 2012, purchase a “designated” uniform, expected to adhere to UAMS Medical Center's policies and standards, and commit to no absences or tardiness.  Application deadline is April 1st.  Selection process will be based upon:

What a wonderful opportunity to gain experience and preview UAMS Medical Center as a prospective employer!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nurse Recruitment at  501-686-5691, Monday through Friday, 8:30A-4P. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you to make this summer a memorable and worthwhile experience!   

P.S.  Award Recipients will be contacted no later than April 30th.  Preference will be given to in-state, BSN schools and/or students who participate in clinical rotations or work at UAMS Medical Center.




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For more information contact:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Department of Nursing

Nurse Recruitment
4301 West Markham, #526
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Phone: (501) 686-5691
Fax: (501) 686-5698