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Atlantic Health System Summer Nurse Extern, Newton Medical Center in Newton, New Jersey

The Atlantic Health System Nurse Externship Program is for junior students obtaining their Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (preferred) or an associate degree in Nursing. Our five hospitals and ambulatory sites include Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center (Summit), Chilton Medical Center (Pompton Plains), Newton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center, and Atlantic Medical Group (over 450 locations).

The goal of the Nurse Externship Program is to allow rising senior nursing students to learn about the role of the professional nurse, while being precepted by specially selected nurses. Nurse Externs will be assigned to a specific unit for the entire externship. Although we will do our very best to accommodate unit preferences, placement will be ultimately determined by unit availability. Externs should be open to exploring the unit they are placed even if it was not their first choice. Assignments will be received just prior to the start of the program.

Externship Details:

  • Timeframe: 8-week experience starting June 3rd, 2024, and ending July 26th, 2024

  • Opportunity for continued employment after the externship as a per diem Patient Care Technician, Nursing Assistant, or Secretary/Technician

  • Shifts: May include days, nights, and weekends (must be flexible)

  • Work requirement: Three 12-hour or five 8-hour shifts working side by side with preceptor(s). Shift times may vary depending on unit placement.

  • Vacation time: Vacation is not permitted during this 8-week period.

  • Pay: Bi-weekly paycheck at a rate determined by Atlantic Health System

Under the guidance of a certified preceptor, externs will be able to:

  • Observe the professional role of the Registered Nurse

  • Learn and enhance critical thinking skills

  • Build confidence by practicing and delivering basic nursing care, skills, and competencies

  • Develop nursing and time-management skills

Requirements include:

  • A minimum of a 3.0 GPA

  • Two letters of recommendation from Clinical Instructors/Professors

  • Interviews will be scheduled during Winter break between the Fall and Spring semester


At Atlantic Health System, our promise to our communities is; Anyone who enters one of our facilities, will receive the highest quality care delivered at the right time, at the right place, and at the right cost. This commitment is also echoed in the respect, development and opportunities we give to our more than 20,000 team members. Headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, we are one of the leading non-profit health care systems in the nation. Our facilities and sites of care include:

  • Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ

  • Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ

  • Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ

  • Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains, NJ

  • Hackettstown Medical Center, Hackettstown, NJ

  • Goryeb Children's Hospital, Morristown, NJ

  • CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold, NJ

  • Atlantic Home Care and Hospice

  • Atlantic Mobile Health

  • Atlantic Rehabilitation

We also have more than 900 community-based healthcare providers affiliated through Atlantic Medical Group. Atlantic Accountable Care Organization is one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and we are a member of AllSpire Health Partners.

We have received awards and recognition for the services we have provided to our patients, team members and communities. Below are just a few of our accolades:

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For ® and FORTUNE® magazine for 15 years

  • Best Places to Work in Healthcare - Modern Healthcare

  • 150 Top Places to work in Healthcare - Becker's Healthcare

  • 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know - Becker's Hospital Review

  • Best Employers for Workers over 50 - AARP

  • Gold-Level "Well Workplace": Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)

  • One of the 100 Best Workplaces for “Millennials” Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE® magazine

  • One of the 20 Best Workplaces in Health Care: Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE® magazine

  • Official Health Care Partner of the New York Jets

  • NJ Sustainable Business

    Since 1932, Newton Medical Center has been providing care to the people of Sussex and warren counties in New Jersey, Pike County in Pennsylvania and southern Orange County in New York. We are home to the Center for Breast Health, the only one of its kind in Sussex County, addressing all of a woman’s breast health needs with state-of-the-art technology, resources, education, support and follow-up care. Newton Medical Center recently achieved the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Pathway to Excellence designation and is one of a select few health care facilities in New Jersey accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in all three echocardiography procedures: adult transthoracic, adult transesophogeal and adult stress.


    Atlantic Health System, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and therefore abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, or veteran status.