advice please!

  1. Hi! It's my first time here posting a new thread, so I hope it goes fine.

    I'm a student from Singapore who's interested in Nursing, and I thought I'd want to work in a hospital setting before I really decide. I figured there would hardly be any chances for internships or long-term hospital attachments, and because my schedules cannot make it since I'm only available on weekends.

    Do you guys think volunteering in a nursing home would give me sufficient exposure to what nursing would be like? Or any suggestions as to what I should do?

    Thanks so much, in advance!
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  3. by   chenoaspirit
    Could you get a part time job as a nursing assistant? Most hospitals NEED weekend workers because most dont want weekends. This would allow you to see things and ask questions. Nursing home atmosphere is totally different than hospital. I would go for a med/surg floor. You will be exposed to more.
  4. by   GingerSue
    (to be a nursing assistant, here in Canada, the person has to be licensed, after writing exams, following all the courses - don't know what's required in your location)

    might get hired as a personal care aid, special care aid, nurse's aid

    weekends and evenings would probably appreciate your interest

    volunteer or part-time job
  5. by   vitaMoN
    thanks so much for your suggestions! (: i'll keep them in mind and try my best, hopefully i do get to volunteer or work in a hospital eventually.

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