Nursing Students for Choice Clinical Externship Program
At Nursing Students for Choice, we believe that all nursing students (RN, ADN, BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD) should have clinical exposure to abortion and reproductive health care in order to be well prepared to enter the workforce and serve the full spectrum of patient needs. NSFC has partnered with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and various other reproductive health care providers to create clinical experience opportunities in most major cities in the U.S. Funding may available to offset travel costs to and from the clinical site. Please see the guidelines below for more details and to apply!
A Brief Overview
Nursing students at any level are welcome to apply. Students will be exposed to the nursing role in pregnancy options counseling, abortion care, family planning, basic gynecology, and some basic primary care depending on the facility. After successfully completing the application process, students will be put in touch with the Clinic Manager at their assigned site, and details of the schedule and observation opportunities will be developed with the clinic manager on an individual basis. No hands-on training is guaranteed, however students will gain valuable exposure to many aspects of nursing care in reproductive health. Students will be required to fill out a post-externship survey following completion of their clinical externship.
How to Apply
Step 1: Initiate the process by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org be put in contact with your preferred host site. If you don’t know of a clinical site in your area, consult the Mentorship Map for the nearest CEP site.
Step 2: Fill out an online CEP Application.
Step 3:Submit the following to NSFC at least 1 month prior to the start date of the externship.
- All applicants must submit a current Letter of Good Standing (on official letterhead) from their nursing school in order to qualify for this program.
- Complete a Background Check (NSFC will reimburse the cost after completion of your externship).
- Read and sign the online form Clinical Externship Program Guidelines.
Step 4: Upon receipt of your completed application package, PPFA staff will provide you with the contact information for your clinic host site.
Step 5: Contact your host site with the provided information. Have the Clinic Manager fill out the Host Site Confirmation Form and then you can email it back to email@example.com. You will work directly with the site to finalize the dates of your clinical experience.
Step 6: Complete your Clinical Externship Program over the course of three weeks to an entire semester.
Step 7: Complete your Post-CEP Survey (*note, no travel or background check reimbursements will be issued without receipt of this survey)
We are here to help—if you have more specific questions or if you need assistance in getting started, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Forms:
Host Facility Confirmation Form
Letter of Good Standing (Submit on official letterhead as a PDF to email@example.com)
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.