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Kadlec Nurse Extern I or II in Richland, Washington


We are happy to announce four openings for our Nurse Extern Program, for a February start!

Shift Details: Per diem. Variable shifts. Minimum of 8 hours/week and maximum of 20 hours/week per Nurse Extern Guidelines.

About our Nurse Extern Program:

We offer a unique opportunity for nursing students 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 must work a minimum of 8 and maximum of 20 hours per week.) The Program includes an offer of employment at Kadlec Regional Medical Center as a Nurse Extern, along with tuition assistance of $3,000 per calendar year.


  • 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 pre-licensure program.

  • Successful completion of the program's first quarter/semester prior to orientation.

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

  • Maintain an overall (cumulative) minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Utilize the Kadlec Tuition Program of $3,000 per calendar year (per signed agreement, below)

  • Please note: For the February 2021 start date, the following groups of students are unable to be considered due to hiring timeline: J1s, and those graduating May/June 2021

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 Sunday, January 17:

  1. A completed online application

In addition to applying online, the following applicant bundle must also be returned as one attachment to . If you applied to the fall round of hiring you may submit the same bundle, but please include an updated transcript.

  1. Letter of interest

  2. Current resume

* Include anticipated graduation date

  1. Two professional letters of reference
  • No Instructor or Student Success Coach references
  1. Most recent transcript including GPA (unofficial okay)
  • An offer of employment is contingent upon meeting the 3.0 GPA requirement at your current college
  1. Tuition loan letter of intent, available at:

What to expect next:

Upon applying, a review of your applicant bundle will ensure you meet the minimum requirements of the Nurse Extern position. You will then receive an email asking you to complete a pre-recorded interview. A percentage of candidates will then be moved forward to a live video-interview with the hiring manager and clinical educator.

We anticipate offers to be extended by Friday, January 29 for start dates the week of February 15. This round is expected to move very quickly.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

Our Mission

Provide safe compassionate care. We promise to answer the call of every person we serve; to know them, care for them and ease their way. We are committed to safety, compassion, respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence and collaboration.

About Us

Located in sunny Tri-Cities, WA, Kadlec is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the region. Kadlec is the premier choice for customer service excellence, providing compassionate healthcare by combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with evidence-based, patient-focused care. Kadlec does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Law. EOE. To learn more, click here:

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Student/Interns

Location: Washington-Richland

Req ID: 280420