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Nurse Extern Program

During your entire last year of studies in an accredited registered nursing program, you may participate in Owensboro Health’s Nurse Extern Program. You’ll care directly for patients as you work alongside and learn from some of the area’s best nurses. Earn a paycheck while honing skills that will help you become a medical professional.

About The Program

Tasks You May Perform

During your externship, you may complete any task that falls under a nursing assistant’s job description. Owensboro Health’s nursing staff must confirm your ability to perform these duties before you undertake them without direct supervision:

  • Application of heat and cold
  • Central line dressing change
  • Discontinuance of IV therapy
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Insertion of needle/catheter into vein
  • Nasogastric Intubation and irrigation (lavage)
  • Sterile dressing changes
  • Suctioning (Nasotracheal, Nasopharyngeal, Tracheobronchial)
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Urinary Catheterization (male and female)

Skills You May Not Perform

To help protect patients, only licensed medical professionals may perform certain tasks. As a nurse extern, you may not:

  • Accept verbal orders
  • Administer medications
  • Substitute for licensed personnel

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Owensboro Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Daniel Blandford, Human Resources Supervisor (right)