The extern program is a twelve-week summer position whereby the extern works under the direct supervision of a registered professional nurse. The extern assists with patient care and is able to observe the planning, implementing, and evaluating of nursing care to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physiological needs of the patient. The extern will be expected to assume a flexible schedule including every other weekend. The extern will have the opportunity to apply for per diem status after the successful completion of the summer program. The extern will have done clinicals at Mid Coast Hospital.