In December 2020, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Patient Care Services launched a unique externship program for student nurses and recent nursing graduates to be able to support inpatient care delivery during the peak of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. These positions provided clinical support to the organization’s registered nurses and care team members during a period of unprecedented patient volume. One participant was Chelsea Grantham. As she prepares to take her nursing licensure exam on July 15, she expresses how well her experience as an extern at Kaiser Permanente Vacaville prepared her for her career.
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