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Student Nurse Extern, Home Health

Become a part of our caring community and help us put health first

The Home Health Student Nurse Extern Program is a temporary 8-week immersive, hands-on clinical learning experience for nursing students interested in pursuing a career in Home Health. Working 3 days per week for 8 weeks during the months of June and July, students will not only provide care and education in patient homes in partnership with CenterWell Home Health Registered Nurses, but also actively participate in development sessions with CenterWell Home Health and Humana nurse leaders.


Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, the Student Nurse Extern (SNE) will provide quality, safe patient care in the home. The SNE will perform duties in an ethical manner, ensuring patient safety, privacy, dignity, and confidentiality. The SNE interacts with and pursues professional development with all CenterWell Home Health and Humana staff, while maintaining appropriate professional image, practicing in a Shared Governance model of nursing practice. On a daily basis, the SNE will:

  • Care for patients in the home with assigned student nurse preceptor
  • Observe and effectively communicate changes in patient's condition to the Registered Nurse.
  • Perform physical assessments, vital signs, procedures, administer medications, report clinical observations, and assist with activities of daily living in partnership with student nurse preceptor
  • Practice standard precaution and isolation procedures to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients, family members, care givers, visitors, and staff.

Use your skills to make an impact 

  • Nursing Student within one year of anticipated graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
  • Certification in Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association; must not expire during Nurse Externship.
  • Reports to work on time, wears appropriate attire and identification
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Exhibits good organization, analytical, and communication skills
  • Ability to interact with interdisciplinary team, patients, staff, and visitors professionally and positively
  • Performs work in an accurate and timely manner
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret relevant information need to identify each patient’s nursing care requirements in conjunction with the RN


Scheduled Weekly Hours



About us

About CenterWell Home Health: CenterWell Home Health specializes in personalized, comprehensive in-home care for patients managing a chronic condition or recovering from injury, illness, surgery or hospitalization. Our care teams include nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, home health aides, and medical social workers – all working together to help patients rehabilitate, recover and regain their independence so they can live healthier and happier lives.



About CenterWell, a Humana company: CenterWell creates experiences that put patients at the center. As the nation’s largest provider of senior-focused primary care, one of the largest providers of home health services, and fourth largest pharmacy benefit manager, CenterWell is focused on whole-person health by addressing the physical, emotional and social wellness of our patients. As part of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), CenterWell offers stability, industry-leading benefits, and opportunities to grow yourself and your career. We proudly employ more than 30,000 clinicians who are committed to putting health first – for our teammates, patients, communities and company. By providing flexible scheduling options, clinical certifications, leadership development programs and career coaching, we allow employees to invest in their personal and professional well-being, all from day one.

Equal Opportunity Employer


It is the policy of  Humana not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of  Humana to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.