Former Student Nurse Extern at Hackensack Meridian Health
over 2 years ago
A day in the life of a Student Nurse Extern at Hackensack Meridian Health is like being an actual nurse! The extern schedule mimics that of a registered nurse (3 12 hour shifts/week). You will be assigned to a preceptor and together you will create a plan for the day. Tasks such a charting, performing assessments, and patient care all may be achieved independently (once your preceptor feels as though you are ready). Medication administration, peripheral IV insertion/lab draws, and certain procedures (i.e. foley catheter insertion, NG tube insertion) require preceptor supervision. I truly feel my experiences as a student nurse extern benefited me in my clinical rotations once the semester began, and ultimately now as a registered nurse.