I worked as a Nurse Partner at OUMed Center for a year while I was in nursing school
. GREAT experience!!! I got paid $10/hr plus shift diff which I think was $1/hr for nights and weekends. I LOVED it.
They were very flexible and it was all self scheduling. I was assigned to be with one RN for while but then ended up with whoever needed help basically. During the summer I was able to basically work full time if I wanted to.
I would highly recommend working as a nurse extern, you really cant get better experience while in school.
Apply early because there is just a limited number of slots and there are a LOT of nursing students applying for them just fyi, I had no idea about that. OU puts the applications in order by GPA and a lot of nursing students out there have 4.0s, they also put them in order by where you at in school (seniors first, etc). I was a junior and I didn't have a 4.0 so I went up to the floor I wanted to work on and introduced myself and left my name and number so they would know I was really interested and would remember me....I got the job and was hired as an RN there as well.