Student Nurse seeks Peds experiences

  1. Hi All!
    Im a student Nurse in Philadelphia. Im looking for some observational experiences out-side of my rotation (it is required) such as shadowing a NICU nurse, Peds Nurse, School Nurse or in an out patient clinic.

    If anyone has any suggestions, or would like to let me follow them for a few hours, that would be wonderful!! I do have proper documentation from my school! thanks!
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   sjrn85
    With CHOP and St. Christopher's in your backyard, you should be able to find something. (Or are these hospitals part of your rotation?) There are tons of places in the Philly area and surrounding burbs.

    It would be a haul, but if you want to get out of Philly, you could try at the peds hospital at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
  4. by   barsk103
    thanks for your reply! yes, st chris is on my rotation, CHOP isnt. and they really arent kind to students coming in to observe who arent there on a rotation. I think im going to follow a school nurse for a day, and see what else i can find.
  5. by   KatieBell
    Hershey is a pretty looong way away.

    May I suggest something a little unusual? Call some of the local schools for developmentally delayed children. They do have nurses working in these schools- and you will get a lot of observation of some very challenged children- the type of children who often end up in the hospital. You could learn a lot. I did some volunteer work at one of these schools, and it was very helpful to me.
  6. by   sjrn85
    That's disappointing about CHOP. I know some nurses who work there, and they don't feel that way. What about Shriners'?

    (I did say Hershey would be a long haul! :chuckle )

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