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Patient Care Technician

June - August 2021 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

I enjoyed the learning experience and becoming acquainted with work in a hospital unit. I enjoyed my coworkers and the willingness to work together.

What I wish was different

I wish unit patient population was more exciting.

Advice

This is a great opportunity to see what nursing is like.
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video monitor tech

January 2019 - June 2020 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

I liked the flexibility with my schedule. I was able to do homework on the job and could still get my job done efficiently.

What I wish was different

I wish I didn't have to work 12-hour overnight shifts.

Advice

Pick your schedule wisely because its pretty much set.
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NICU Volunteer

May - August 2020 • Mansfield, TX

What I liked

What I really like I was able to be like a cuddler for the babies. While sometimes, parents couldn’t tend to their newborns, I was there to be like the “side-kick mommy”

What I wish was different

What I wish to be different is more opportunities in the program itself in other locations. I wish other hospital locations allowed this position to volunteer as a cuddler or help around anyone else in the NICU

Advice

If your looking to go into the NICU or pediatric route. This is a good start, will teach you a lot and experience things that you will possibly remember in your actual nursing job.
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HELP volunteer

January 2019 • St. Louis Park, MN

What I liked

Interaction with patients Learning how to use EPIC (EMR) Experiencing the hospital in a professional setting

What I wish was different

I wish I lived closer

Advice

It is worth it 100%
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Methodist Volunteer

December 2018 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

The amount of information I learned about the medical field.

What I wish was different

It would have been nice to get paid, but it was still worth it.

Advice

Write down all of your experiences. This way you know what you learned every time you volunteer
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Emergency Management Intern

June - August 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I learn the ins and outs of what a day to day would be like for an emergency manager working for a hospital. I really liked how I was given task and had little micromanaging so i worked independently.

What I wish was different

I wish I would’ve done an internship with one of my classmates so that we would be able to share the experiences and overcome obstacles together versus by myself.

Advice

Take every experience as a new experience be open askquestions and always challenge yourself.
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Patient Care Technician

July 2019 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

A great entry level job into the medical field that works well with school schedules.
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H.E.L.P. Volunteer

July 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I love bringing comfort to patients, especially people who are usually alone or do not have visitors. Keeping their mind and social skills healthy is just one of the many positive benefits I get to see from my volunteering.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time on my hands to bring comfort or spirituality to more patients.

Advice

I would definitely suggest having a friend volunteer with you. Many patients enjoy the company of a group, rather than an individual.
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Nurse Extern 3

May 2019 • Gary, IN

What I liked

I liked the fact that I worked in the environment that I planned on getting into once I graduated.

What I wish was different

I really wish I could have done more nursing skills.

Advice

I would recommend a senior nursing student to look for a externship, because you could get hired onto that unit once you graduated
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Food Service Worker

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

A helpful staff both in and out of the department, friendly, responsible, and understanding management, diversity of the staff, the job provides a variation in work responsibilities, and a non-stressful work environment.

What I wish was different

Nothing, everything is fine!

Advice

Highly recommend purchasing quality shoes for shifts longer than +8 hours, be respectful and friendly to patients and nurses, ask questions and don't be shy to ask for more help/training.
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Administrative Assistant Intern

May 2018 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

My manager, my coworkers. Lots of work. Never boring. Always something tto learn.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Be prepared tto do a great jjob and nothing less.
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Medical Scribe

May 2018 • Gary, IN

What I liked

I really enjoyed being able to experience everything in person rather than trying to learn it through a textbook. I am a visual learner, so this job allows me to comprehend medicine and sciences more efficiently. I also am able to learn medical terminology and be more efficient with diagnostics.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I really enjoy my job. I feel it is a good starting point in my career and will allow me to accelerate in the future.

Advice

One piece of advice would be to always stay on top of your work and understanding medical terminology. It is a teaching hospital and all the doctors want you to learn, but it makes it easier to learn if you have the basic knowledge of what is going on.
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Nursing Assistant

May - August 2018 • St. Louis Park, MN

What I liked

I really enjoyed the work enviornment. The nurses were very helpful if especially since they could see that I was willing to work and be present at my job. I would always get very kind words of affirmation from co-workers.

What I wish was different

It can be very challenging when I am the only nursing assistant staffed down a hallway of 10 patients. It made me have to really plan out my schedule and prioritize. But, at times when there were patients who did not use the call light as much I felt as thought I was not giving them as much attention.

Advice

Being a nursing assistant is an excellent job to start in a healthcare setting and to build great connections. Come willing to work and be ok with asking for help if you need it, other staff will be kindly coming your way! :-)
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Physician Scribe

May 2018 • Merrillville, IN

What I liked

I liked being able to learn so much from the doctors in the ER. I got to see first hand interactions between a physician and a patient.

What I wish was different

I wish that I can do less of the paperwork and be able to examine the patient with the doctor.

Advice

It may seem overwhelming at first but the end result is you get to learn so much.
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Summer Nurse Intern

June - July 2016 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

Hands on experience, application of book knowledge in real life situations

What I wish was different

Longer internship

Advice

Ask questions, involve yourself to receive the most out of the internship
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