What I wish was different
HR was horrible. I had planned to attend orientation for 1 week, and found out Wednesday of that week that I was required to attend a second week. I consequently missed 2 weeks of classes. The circumstances they put me in were just short of requiring me to leave my previous job without any notice. They made it seem "worth it," because a paid internship is a great opportunity. They also promised me that I would be an intern until I graduated a year later, at which point I would be promoted to general nurse, and would immediately be hired as an RN once licensed.
After about a month of work, I showed up one day and was told I was "off the schedule" because it was not beneficial to the hospital to pay for internships. They told me that I should have expected it because when I applied, the position was listed as temporary - even though they repeatedly told me it was a temporary position that would last a year. I had literally zero notice, and was out of any job whatsoever for 2 months. They really put me in tough position to accept the internship, and then were totally comfortable leaving me high and dry. This happened to multiple people.