I am thinking about going back to school to become a nurse. I would like to shadow a nurse in the clinic for a few days though, because I don't want to jump into anything to hastily and find that I don't like it.
One nurse told me that this is hard to do, find someone who will let you shadow them, because it can be a really big hassle for them and make their day super stressful when someone is shadowing them around. But, I need some exposure to the field of nursing somehow!
Does anyone have any good suggestions. I live in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. We have three large hospitals here, and I have approached two nurses, but haven't heard from them yet.
Apr 28, '11
Because of Patient confidentiality rights called HIPAA, it will be hard for one to do this as an outsider. I might suggest volunteering at your hospital of interest and working on the floor to get the inside peek.
Hopefully others here will have other suggestions as well.