Job shadowing a nurse

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    I was just wondering if any local hospitals allow shadowing or nurses? I know the possibility is probably rare due to liability and the HIPA laws. Have any of you shadowed a nurse? How was the experience?

    Thanks for your responses
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    I have shadowed a nurse at 2 different hospitals. I had a certain area I wanted (and still want) to work in...labor and delivery. So I called 2 hospital recruiters and told them I wanted to work at their hospital and was wondering if I could shadow to see how I liked it. They told me to call a different person that set that stuff up and then I scheduled it with each person (I didn't tell each hospital that I was setting up another)

    One was kind of boring...I was there for 8 hours and didn't see anything! It was a slow day The other I was there for 4 hours and I seen a c-section! So it depends on the hospital how long you are there (maybe they want you to go for 4 hours or maybe 12 hours ect) All floors may not allow you to shadow but some may
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    "Oguesswhat"
    That's exactly what I would like to do when I get my RN license. How will you go about getting hired? I'm looking online now and willing to move if I have to but wanted to know how others have made it an easier transition.

    Thanks
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    Quote from oguesswhat
    I have shadowed a nurse at 2 different hospitals. I had a certain area I wanted (and still want) to work in...labor and delivery. So I called 2 hospital recruiters and told them I wanted to work at their hospital and was wondering if I could shadow to see how I liked it. They told me to call a different person that set that stuff up and then I scheduled it with each person (I didn't tell each hospital that I was setting up another)

    One was kind of boring...I was there for 8 hours and didn't see anything! It was a slow day The other I was there for 4 hours and I seen a c-section! So it depends on the hospital how long you are there (maybe they want you to go for 4 hours or maybe 12 hours ect) All floors may not allow you to shadow but some may

    What hospitals did you job shadow at, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks for your response!
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    I have no idea how I am going to get hired! Ha. I graduated 2 months ago...took the NCLEX (and passed) 2 weeks ago...still looking for a job. I started looking before school was finished and have been looking since. I have only had 1 interview. Besides that I keep calling and emailing people to bother them in hopes that they will get tired of me and just hire me already!
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    I PM'd you Forensic.

    Also for jobs I have started to attach my cover letter and resume to every email I send out...so they can look at it or so they can forward it to someone else ... or something!!!
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    I got your PM! Thank you


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