Practical Nurse Extern - Wellstar Medical Group
Wellstar Health Systems

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Northwest Atlanta

How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.

How would you like to be a part of an exciting and new paid extern program designed to enhance your Practical Nursing education, and help you identify a future career with Wellstar as a Licensed Practical Nurse upon graduation? Wellstar Medical Group will soon be hiring a select number of top Practical Nursing students to participate in our Practical Nurse Extern program. You will be chosen to work and train in one of our Northwest Atlanta or Marietta offices.

Get paid while learning? You can with Wellstar Medical Group!


The Practical Nurse Extern (PNE) provides basic care under the direction and supervision of a licensed or registered professional nurse. The PNE role is designed to provide an experiential learning opportunity for students to evolve towards professional practice through the acquisition of basic clinical skills and advancing their knowledge related to patient care. PNEs promote a positive patient experience by partnering with the patient, family and other health care providers to provide excellence in customer service and assistance with patient flow and the delivery of safe, quality care.

The PNE assists other health care providers with safe, age appropriate and culturally competent care by performing basic patient care functions, i.e., vital signs, history taking, preparing patients for provider examination, patient communication and other duties deemed necessary. The PNE must be able to work in a fast-paced environment which requires multi-tasking activities and ongoing communication with the care team. The PNE must be able to perform under stressful conditions with a compassionate, respectful, and helpful manner and must be able to take direction from a variety of care providers.


Required Minimum Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Current and ongoing enrollment in an accredited practical nursing program.
Required MinimumCertification:
  • Must have current BLS from the American Heart Association by the first day of employment.
Required MinimumExperience:
  • As a part of enrollment in an accredited practical nursing program, successful completion of fundamentals class and first clinical rotation.

We'd like to invite you on a career journey like no other! In return for your contributions, we'll help you make the most of all life's moments - on and off the job. Wellstar Total Rewards is designed to provide for your total well-being, including: Your Wellness, Your Pay, Your Future, Your Joy. We think it's pretty simple - we care for our team members and our team members care for the community.

Make a difference in patients' lives... and your own! Here, it's more than healthcare - it's CareerCare!

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