Shadow a nurse

  1. 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?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   RRTtoRN
    I'd call the nurse manager 1st. She/He'll let you know who to get in contact with.
  4. by   Pompom
    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. by   MelRN13
    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. by   UMichSCN07
    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. by   thyme39
    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.

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