* Nurse Extern Job at HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Decatur, IL

  • HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur
  • Decatur, IL

Job Description


Throughout communities in Illinois and Wisconsin, 15 hospitals, numerous community-based health centers and clinics, our 15,000+ colleagues have built a culture based on our solid core values of respect, care, competence, and joy. These are the ideals we believe in, work by, and live each day.

Built upon more than 145 years of service to the communities we serve, we now look to the future and our place in it as a health care system that strives to continually improve processes, procedures, and outcomes with the latest and most advanced technologies and treatments.

Regardless of how far our passion for excellence carries us, our focus will always remain on the most important person in our entire organization: The patient.

HSHS requires COVID-19 vaccines or an approved medical or religious exemption for all colleagues.

HSHS and affiliates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

HSHS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.


Paid Student Nurse Externship at St. Mary’s Hospital

Our student nurse extern program provides the opportunity to gain supervised, hands-on working experience while still in nursing school. Nurse externs gain valuable experience to help them prepare for careers as members of the medical community tasked with providing high-quality care to patients.


Nurse Externship Program Overview: 


Nurse Extern I:

  • Candidate MUST be actively enrolled in an accredited ADN or BSN program AND
  • Candidate MUST successfully completed at least one medical-surgical clinical rotation before Nurse Extern I offer can be extended.
  • Nurse Extern I’s Performs or assists with patient care utilizing the nursing process under the supervision of a registered nurse preceptor. Provides care for patients of all ages according to the standards of care specific to the individual's needs.


Nurse Extern II:

  • Candidate MUST be in the final semester of accredited ADN or BSN program or graduated with BSN or ADN within previous year.
  • Candidate MUST have accepted a RN position with St. John’s HSHS. Nurse Extern II positions will not be posted on the HSHS Career Site. The Nurse Extern II position will be offered in the same department that the candidate receives the New Graduate License Pending Offer.

Candidate specific department interest and department availability will be discussed during schedule phone connection with recruiter. 


If you are interested in connecting further about a nursing opportunity within HSHS please use the link to schedule a time for us to connect here:  or email [email protected]





Nursing student currently enrolled in an accredited ADN, BSN or MSN program, or graduated with ADN or BSN within the previous 1 year.

Student must have successfully completed at least one clinical rotation.



Successfully completed at least one medical-surgical clinical rotation.


Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Basic Life Support (BLS) is required.


Physical Requirements: Patient Care Support

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Work experience placement,

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