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I'm a pre-nursing, recent UCLA graduate interested in shadowing a nurse for a day. I've been calling hospitals and clinics like crazy but it seems almost impossible to shadow a nurse without being a nursing student...
Are there any nurses out there in the San Diego to Riverside area that would be kind enough to help me? I'd really, really appreciate it.
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- Oct 23, '12 by Medic2RNMoved to the California Nursing forum for more of a response.
- Oct 24, '12 by SoCalGalRNI've never heard of this and for liability purposes, I don't think it would be possible. Nurses are covered under the hospital's insurance and nursing students are covered under the school's insurance. I think you would be better off just interviewing some nurses at this point.
- Oct 25, '12 by gunrockLiability should not be an issue, they shouldn't be doing any direct or indirect patient care while shadowing. I shadowed before school. The only thing you really should have to do is sign a HIPPA waiver.
I've heard of plenty of people shadowing. The best way is going to be getting in touch with a nurse directly or a nurse manager. Sorry I'd offer to let you shadow but I'm out of the state at the moment.
- Oct 27, '12 by socalprenurse08Thank you guys! I'll keep trying and look into the HIPPA agreement. I really hope that something comes up!
- Nov 5, '12 by sd-aceTry volunteering at a hospital. That way you can ask the nurses questions, help out with patient requests, etc. Typically, privacy policies may prohibit you from shadowing, but volunteering once a week is a great way to build your resume and immerse yourself into the environment.