What I liked
I loved getting to have more hands on clinical experience by working one-on-one with a nurse preceptor rather than being a group of 8 nursing students during a traditional clinical rotation. By working 3 12-hour shifts a week with the same nurse, we developed a rhythm together and I was able to form relationships with patients as I saw them multiple days in a row. My technical nursing skills, critical thinking abilities, time management, and prioritization skills all greatly improved because of this experience. I felt much more confident returning to clinical the following semester with this summer clinical experience under my belt.