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Cincinnati Market 2024 Summer Nurse Extern Program

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.

Mercy Health Cincinnati Market 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 a twelve-week, summer program from June 3, 2024 to August 23, 2024.


Facilities hiring summer nurse externs:

  • Mercy Hospital - Anderson
  • Mercy Hospital - Clermont
  • Mercy Hospital - Fairfield
  • Mercy Hospital - West
  • The Jewish Hospital


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 program and have completed one class and one clinical rotation to qualify.

2.   Commit to the entire summer program.

3.   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