BSN Student Nurse Extern Program


Our ten week concentrated work/study experience,
the University of Michigan BSN Student Nurse Extern
Program, allows BSN students to function in a nursing
role in a safe and supportive environment, under the
direct supervision of a RN preceptor.

This program is only for students in a traditional BSN track. For job opportunities please check out the Nursing Careers website.

Program Information:

The University of Michigan Student Nurse Extern Program is a work/study experience, which focuses on the utilization of the nursing process to meet the bio/psycho/social needs of the patient with real or potential life threatening health problems. The program consists of one week of didactic learning and nine weeks of concentrated time spent on a selected unit under the direct supervision of a RN preceptor. It is a unique experience that allows BSN students to function in a nursing role in a safe and supportive environment.

The Student Nurse Extern Program offers the participants an exceptional opportunity to develop their nursing skills. The didactic portion of the program is concentrated  in the first week.  Students who are selected for this program must be prepared for a full 36-40 hour commitment per week (approximately 360 total hours of clinical work).


Program application is closed. We will be notifying applicants advancing to the interview stage sometime in mid to end January.

Full Program Dates for 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018-Friday, July 20, 2018

Key 2018 Dates:

End of January (exact date TBD): We will notify applicants advancing to the interview stage

  • Friday, February 9, 2018: ICU Interviews:
  • Friday, February 16, 2018:MedSurg Interviews
  • Friday, February 23, 2018: Pediatrics Interviews

Program Requirements:

  • You must commit to all program and orientation dates.
  • You must follow your preceptor's work schedule.
  • You will not know your work schedule or who your assigned preceptor will be until the first week of the program.
  • Please do not ask the units to adjust your schedules. There are no exceptions to this rule.
  • Email Mark Erber at if you have any questions.

Program stipend

  • $3600 for the duration of the program
  • You will receive $1800 May 31st and $1800 June 30th



Contact UsBSN Externship Staff and Location

Mary Anne V. Brancheau, BSN, RN-BC
Educational Nurse Coordinator
Nurse Externship Program & Clinical Placement Coordinator
Professional Development & Education

Mark Erber, MSN, RN
Staff Specialist
Professional Development and Education

Irene Knokh, M.Ed, MA
Instructional Design Consultant
Nurse Extern Program Coordinator
Professional Development & Education
















Target Audience: UMHS Nursing | Author/Contact: Externship Team | Web Publisher: Irene Knokh | December14, 2017