Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions, workplaces, schools and homes.

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Student extern program

We created the student extern program to help promising students complete their education while getting crucial hands-on experience at Community Health Network. It's important for us to develop good rapport with talented individuals who can master basic technical skills and have the potential to grow in an exceptional career.


  • Successful completion of a student extern assessment
  • Two semesters of previous clinical experience in college courses
  • Within one year of graduation

Community hires student externs as .01 PRN employees (8 hours per 2-week period).

Learning opportunities

Two-week orientations for this program are typically offered two times a year, in December and May. After orientation, student externs receive hands-on instruction and learn how to:

  • Perform a variety of nursing treatments
  • Deliver patient-centered care
  • Practice assessment skills
  • Gain phlebotomy skills (exam required) 

Proud sponsors

  • Indiana Fever
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Health and wellness shopping

  • Home Health Medical online store for medical supplies and equipment
  • Wellspring Pharmacy
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop