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Providence Health & Services Nurse Extern II in Walla Walla, Washington


Providence St. Mary Medical Center is excited to announce openings for our Nurse Extern Program!

As information changes quickly, we will continue to update this posting with the best, most up-to-date information. Please read in its entirety, as details on submitting the completed bundle, hiring timelines, and orientation are included.

Shift Details: Per diem. Variable shifts.

About our Nurse Extern Program:

offers a unique opportunity to build an excellent clinical skill set in a real-world work environment. Under the direction of an RN, the Nurse Extern contributes to the clinical care of patients. Externs have opportunities in a number of clinical and specialty areas with flexible scheduling determined by the student’s school schedule and specific Unit needs. Externs are required to work a minimum of 8 hours per week with a max of 20 hours per week (please note during school breaks, you are able to work up to 40 hours). The Program includes an offer of employment at Providence St. Mary Medical Center as a Nurse Extern, along with tuition assistance of $3,000 per calendar year as funds are available.


To be eligible for consideration for the Nurse Extern Program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled and in active good standing in an accredited ADN or BSN Program

  • Available to attend mandatory orientation:

  • Tuesday, July 6th-9th, 2021

  • Successful completion of program’s first quarter (ADN) or semester (BSN) prior to orientation

  • Successful completion of one quarter or semester of clinical rotations prior to orientation

  • Hold an overall minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Utilize tuition assistance ($3,000 per calendar year) as funds are available

  • Pre-Hire Requirements:

  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS.

  • WA State Nurse Technician Licensure (application completed following offer of employment).


To be considered, the following items must be completed by the end of the day Monday, May 17th, 2021.

  1. A completed online application
  • Current J2s/S1s BSN and Year 2s ADN: Apply into “Nurse Extern II”

Please include the following information as one attachment to your online application:

  • The following documents must be uploaded with your online application at the time of submission . (Uploading as a single attachment is preferred.)

Letter of interest Current resume

  • Include anticipated graduation date

Two professional letters of reference

  • No Instructor or Student Success Coach references

Most recent transcript including GPA (unofficial okay)

  • An offer of employment is contingent upon meeting the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement at your current college.

  • If this is your first quarter/semester, please submit most recent transcript from your prior school so that bundle is complete. However, your current college's transcript will be used in the 3.0 GPA determination when grades become available.

What to expect next:

All candidates who meet the minimum requirements of the Nurse Extern program will have received an email invitation to complete our pre-screening virtual interview, where he/she will be able to record their responses. The pre-screening interview will be evaluated in determining who advances to live virtual interviews with the hiring managers. We ask that all video interviews be completed no later than Monday May 17th, 2021.

Interviews will Hiring Managers will take place the week of May 24th, with offer decisions made by May 31st 2021.

Additional Highlights:

  • Nurse Externs work under the Nurse Technician license, which grows with the student’s education

  • Current wages:

  • $16.00 Nurse Extern (1 st year student)

  • $18.00 Nurse Extern II (2 nd year student)

  • Current shift differentials:

  • $3.75/night

  • $2.25/evening

  • Nurse Externs apply to new grad RN positions as internal candidates

  • The Nurse Extern program offers flexible scheduling around school/clinical hours

About the hospital you will serve .

Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Student/Interns

Location: Washington-Walla Walla

Req ID: 293960