Many years ago, while in high school I started volunteering at Lutheran General on the pediatric unit. It was a great experience, it's actually one of the reasons I decided to go into nursing instead of medicine. I was a pre med student or thinking of studying to become a doctor in High School so I decided to volunteer in a hospital. When I applied to Loyola Chicago I switched over to be a Nursing major and it's been a great journey ever since.
Anyway- to make a long story short the pediatric unit at Lutheran General I would imagine is a great place to work. Hopefully things haven't changed in several years. I volunteered for about 3 years off and on there, and later worked as a PCT at Lutheran General in float pool through the summer program for Jr. Nursing students. My only disappointment actually is that when I finished nursing school
and applied for a position at Lutheran General as an RN, I didn't end up getting a job offer. Oh well- I work at Northwestern now.
Best of luck at Lutheran and with Loyola for nursing school. Loyola is a fantastic school.