Nursing Summer Externship Program

In one summer you can change the course of your career.

Senior year BSN/MSN candidates can explore unpaid Summer Externships with UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine. The program allows you to choose two specialty areas to help you choose the path you’d like to pursue after graduation.

We have limited externship positions available at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, and The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA.

To qualify, you must have completed your junior year in a BSN program, as well as one clinical rotation, prior to the start of the program.

For more information, please contact or call toll-free: 866-895-6690.

For more information, please contact or call toll-free: 866-895-6690. The Nursing Summer Externship Program application will post from December 19, 2016- January 31st, 2017. Apply to Job # H88064

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At UCLA Health, we achieve excellence in patient care consistently by following the steps outlined in CICARE.

CICARE is an acronym that describes specific behaviors that are guaranteed to result in excellent communication with patients, families and colleagues.

Every UCLA Health employee, physician and volunteer holds themselves and their colleagues accountable for practicing these six steps with everyone on every encounter.

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Connect with the patient and their family members by addressing them as Mr./Ms., or by the name they prefer.

Introduce yourself and your role.

Communicate what you are going to do, how long it is going to take, and how it will impact the patient.

Ask permission before examining the patient and anticipate patient and/or family needs, questions or concerns.

Respond to patient and/or family questions and requests with immediacy.

Exit courteously and/or with an explanation of what will come next (or when you will be back to check on them).