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Nurse Externships - Medical-Surgical, ICU, Obstetrics, OR/PACU, Emergency Department

Nurse externships at Sampson Regional give future nurses with heart the opportunity to apply classroom learning to a hands-on clinical setting.  During an externship with us, you’ll benefit from the knowledge and guidance of experienced registered nurses as you work together to care for patients.


Must meet one of the following requirements:

• Senior Nursing Students enrolled in an Associate Degree Nursing program or in a Bachelor of Science Nursing program
• Senior Nursing Students who are currently licensed Certified Nursing Assistants
• Senior Nursing Students who are currently Licensed Practical Nurses

Program Overview

• Unit-based orientation & preceptorship with a nurse preceptor
• Opportunities to develop & utilize clinical skills (if currently a CNA or LPN)
• Opportunities to meet & engage with nursing leadership
• Shadow RNs in specialty areas, if desired
• 6-12 week paid program
• 12-36 hours per biweekly pay period

When you join our team, you’re not just taking a job.  You’re making a commitment to be the kind of nurse our patients deserve. Our Nursing Standards, developed by our staff, are a pledge between our nurses--promising a culture of respect, motivation, teamwork, integrity, ownership, and accountability for safe and quality care.

Our Nurse Externship gives you the opportunity to experience Sampson Regional Medical Center. If you  have what it takes to be a patient-centered, role model nurse, we invite you to join the SampsonRMC team through our Nurse Externship!

Training & Experience

Externs must be enrolled in a Registered Nurse nursing school program.  Individuals may be a Certified Nursing Assistant or Licensed Practical Nurse.  Externs must currently hold CPR Certification or must obtain within 30 calendar days.  

Job Summary

Nurse Externs function under the direction of a RN preceptor.  For the individual who is a CNA or LPN, upon completion of orientation, the extern may perform validated skills within their licensure or certification when delegated by the RN preceptor. For individuals without an existing clinical licensure or certification, the externship is a job shadowing experience for the intent of integration and knowledge of people and processes at Sampson Regional Medical Center.

Qualifications & Education

In the final semester at an accredited nursing program; in good standing of a nationally accredited nursing program with completion of all coursework and readiness for graduation.


Externs must take the RN Boards upon graduating their Nursing Program.  The extern has two (2) chances to pass the RN boards.  Successful passing of the Boards guarantees the extern a position at Sampson Regional Medical Center.  In the event that the Boards cannot be passed after two (2) attempts, the extern agreement (including agreement to place into a full-time RN position) is null and void. 

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