I am currently in an ADN program and am about to finish my first year. I want to maximize my chances of getting a good job when I am an RN so I have applied for several summer externships in order to gain experience and add to my resume.
As a non-traditional student I already have an MS in pathology so I feel very comfortable academically.
My question is this..if I don't get an externship, is it worth it to "shadow" someone for purposes of building my résumé?
I ask because I don't believe "shadowing" will give me a chance to practice any skills and frankly, I need to make money this summer if I can. That being said, if it will help me get a job after school I will do whatever it takes.
Is it worth it to shadow someone if I do not get accepted for an official student externship?
I appreciate any advice regarding what experiences will help me land my first job.