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Bon Secours Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center - 2024 Summer Nurse Extern Program in Lima, Ohio

At Bon Secours Mercy Health, we are dedicated to continually improving health care quality, safety and cost effectiveness. Our hospitals, care sites and clinicians are recognized for clinical and operational excellence.

Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center is excited to offer selected nursing students the opportunity to gain clinical competence and ease the transition from student to professional through a special summer program.

During the Nurse Externship Program, students are assigned to preceptors who are experienced Registered Nurses chosen for their excellence in practice. Externs participate in a number of clinical experiences and attend special seminars designed to enhance their practice. Externs are assigned to areas that match their personal interests and will complete clinical rotations.

The Mercy Health Summer Nurse Externship Program is an eight-week, summer program from June 3, 2024, to July 26, 2024.

Externs will receive a stipend while in the program and are expected to work the designated schedule with an assigned preceptor, following their work schedule. Externs are also expected to attend all required educational experiences.

The application deadline for all sessions is March 1, 2024. Notification of acceptance will be made by April 5, 2024.

Job Requirements for the Summer Nurse Extern Program are as follows:

  1. Currently enrolled in an accredited RN/LPN school of nursing.

  2. Entering or completing junior-level studies of the Nursing Program (graduation date of December 2024 or May 2025).

  3. Commit to the entire summer program.

  4. Complete Online Employment Application.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

Prescription drug coverage

Flexible spending accounts

Life insurance w/AD&D

Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

Paid time off

Educational Assistance

And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at