Dementia & Palliative Education Network

A First-in-the-Country Long-Term Care Externship

Launched in 2022 at the University of Washington, the Long-Term Care Externship aims to improve the quality of care for LTC residents and spark nursing students’ interest in Long-Term Care careers.

“All older adults appreciate being treated with respect and having a conscientious nurse tend to their needs.” – 2022 Externship Student


Information for UW School of Nursing BSN Students

  • The course is a 2-credit clinical elective offering for BSN 2 students.
  • The course is an elective taken over two consecutive quarters.
  • The next offering of the course will be Fall 2024 through Winter 2025.
  • Students work 6 clinical hours per week and attend one weekly seminar class.
  • Students receive a scholarship and are paid for clinical hours.
  • Please fill out our 2024 interest form or email

More Info:


Past Externships

Scholar Spotlight on LTC

Externship Alumnus Esther Mwaniki

Student Esther Mwaniki

Program Evaluation

Externship Evaluation Data Dashboard

Fall and Winter Quarters 2022/23

Students’ Final Projects from Fall & Winter 2022/23Infographic Progress Report for Fall & Winter 2022/23

Winter and Spring Quarters 2022

Students’ Final Projects from Winter & Spring 2022Infographic Progress Report for Winter & Spring 2022