Hi everyone! I'm a career changer currently researching health professions I may be interested in pursuing. I have a BS in Psychology and around 10 years of unrelated experience. I've always been intrigued by medicine and health and am now considering a career in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, or as a Physician Assistant (although PA programs seem difficult to enter). I'm really drawn to Nursing the most, but I don't do great with high levels of stress, or large amounts of interpersonal conflict (I say I'm a lover, not a fighter!), so I'm very hesitant about it.
I'm interested in volunteering so I can make better choices about my future and what careers I think I would be successful in. I think it may also satisfy my desire to help the sick or injured and develop a bond with patients and families in some instances. I was wondering if you have volunteers on your units and what they do. I am specifically interested in the ICU, PICU, Psych, and NICU. I would like to have patient and family contact, so I'm not sure how open those units would be to a volunteer. Any opinions?