Nurse Externship

May 18-July 19, 2020

North Mississippi Medical Center's Student Nurse Externship Program exposes you, as student nurses, to some of the most advanced and sophisticated medical care found anywhere.

You will also find something very unique: a chance to know patients by their first name, not just as a room number or a procedure.

NMMC offers challenging and rewarding careers in all aspects of health care service.

To help expose you to these careers, the NMMC Student Nurse Externship Program includes the following areas:

Critical Care Unit

  • Medical
  • Surgical/Trauma

Intermediate Care

  • Pulmonary
  • Progressive Care
  • Medical
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Interventional Cardiology

Emergency Services

  • Emergency Department

Inpatient Surgical Services

  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Urology/Gastroenterology
  • Surgical Nursing

Medicine Services

  • Medical
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Acute Stroke
  • Nephrology

Women and Children's Services

  • NICU
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Pediatrics

Student nurse externs at NMMC participate in an intense, one-day classroom orientation, skills lab, a full-day seminar led by experts in their field and scheduled work hours over eight weeks with assigned preceptors.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, Student Nurse Externship Program applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled in an approved academic program
  • Successfully completed one academic year in nursing
  • In good standing with the school of nursing
  • Commit to a nine-week paid externship
  • Complete online application and submit the required documentation

Applications will be accepted Jan. 1-Feb. 14, 2020.

For more information, contact Chessie Womack at or (662) 377-3147, or Sheba Price at or (662) 377-3033.

Apply here and select Tupelo –> Nursing Administration –> Nurse Extern Information.