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Hello everyone, My name is Jasmin and I happily finished my first semester of nursing school. Woo hoo!! I really didnt think it was going to be so hard but I made it!! Im on to my second semester and i wanted to know how i would go about finding an internship for this summer. I was told by upperclassmen in my school to start looking for internships for this summer now in january but Im not having any luck. Im from NYC. Can anyone give me any tips?
Thank you in advance,
Hey there Jasmin
Im not in nursing school yet but i do work at Memorial Sloan Kettering and they have a paid internship program for student nurses. Ive been working at msk for 3 yrs and every summer ive gotten to meet these student nurses, we call them CAPs. Definately check out msk's website, here is the link to the program
Ive gotten to talk to a couple of the student nurses and they seem to really enjoy the program, plus the nurses are really glad to have them.
From my observations, you are paired with one nurse who you shadow the whole time, they try to expose you to as much as possible.
I work at the outpatient facility and I know the nurses that the CAP's get are preceptors to the new nurses that come to the hospital and are excellent teachers plus they are really really nice.
Anyway i hope this helps or answer you questions.