Nurse Externship

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

Emergency Services

  • Emergency Department

Inpatient Surgical Services

  • Orthopedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Surgical Nursing

Medicine Services

  • Medical
  • Oncology/Hematology

Women and Children's Services

  • Labor & Delivery
  • Mother/Baby
  • Pediatrics

Student nurse externs at NMMC participate in an intense, one-week classroom orientation and eight weeks of skills lab and scheduled work hours 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 in January each year.

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

During the application period, you can apply here and select Tupelo –> Nursing Administration –> Nurse Extern.