Guthrie Launches New Student Nurse Externship Program

November 21, 2018

Guthrie now offers externship opportunities for nursing students entering their senior year who wish to expand their clinical skills and knowledge.

The externship is a paid 10-week program designed to enhance nursing students’ clinical nursing and critical thinking skills. The program pairs educational events with rotations in clinical care areas. 

Student nurses who participate in the externship program are eligible for continued employment during senior year of nursing school in the role of an Advanced Patient Care Technician. These students also receive early interview opportunities into the Newly Licensed Resident Nurse Program, a ten-and-a-half-month program designed to provide clinical experience, continuing education, and mentoring to help nurses transition from students to professional Registered Nurses.

In the midst of a national shortage of Registered Nurses, Guthrie is implementing these programs as part of a comprehensive plan to grow the complement of nursing team members across the system. Interested applicants may visit

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.