Shadow a nurse Shadow a nurse | allnurses

LEGAL NOTICE TO THE FOLLOWING ALLNURSES SUBSCRIBERS: Pixie.RN, JustBeachyNurse, monkeyhq, duskyjewel, and LadyFree28. An Order has been issued by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota that affects you in the case EAST COAST TEST PREP LLC v. ALLNURSES.COM, INC. Click here for more information

Shadow a nurse

  1. 0 Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew how I could go about shadowing a nurse. I am a little lost on how to do this, do I call the HR dept of the local hospital, or is it better to try to get in contact with a nurse manager?
  2. 5 Comments

  3. Visit  RRTtoRN profile page
    #1 0
    I'd call the nurse manager 1st. She/He'll let you know who to get in contact with.
  4. Visit  Pompom profile page
    #2 0
    Why do you want to shadow a nurse, is it a requirement for a class? If so, then your school should be able to set up a shadow date for you.
  5. Visit  MelRN13 profile page
    #3 1
    I would contact HR and find out if there are any requirements needed before shadowing. The hospital by which I am employed requires all students to have current TB tests and go through a basic orientation (even the high school Health Careers students).

    Good luck!
  6. Visit  UMichSCN07 profile page
    #4 0
    If there's a specific nurse recruiter for the hospital (or a nurse recruitment department/office, if the hospital is large enough), they may be the best resource for shadowing. I've contacted HR departments in the past who had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.

    Mike in Michigan
  7. Visit  thyme39 profile page
    #5 0
    You have probably already shadowed a nurse but you can go online for U of M and get the contact info about shadowing a nurse. The woman who handles the 'shadows' is very nice and they do a lot of shadowing.