Clerical Volunteer work at the hospital?

  1. 0 Hello, I was wondering if clerical volunteer work at the hospital can help me get to know what others nurses would do.

    I basically have to call the patients to let them know they have an appointment. Sometime, I might to filing and stuff. However, I won't be doing any clinical assistance (maybe I can shadow them later)

    Any thoughts?
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    From 'San Francisco, CA, US'; Joined Jul '13; Posts: 79; Likes: 4.

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  4. Visit  lilgop} profile page
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    My mom did this, and it was her introduction to nursing. I know she learned a lot just being able to observe how everything works.
    If you have the opportunity, I'd say go for it!
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    Quote from lilgop
    My mom did this, and it was her introduction to nursing. I know she learned a lot just being able to observe how everything works.
    If you have the opportunity, I'd say go for it!
    Awesome! Is she a nurse now??
  6. Visit  Smiley06} profile page
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    Even if you don't get that much clinical experience now you will get to know how the floor is run. And it will still get your foot in the door when you eventually have to apply for a job there. I volunteer in the Burn unit at my nearest hospital and I plan on doing that through my whole educational experience so that I can make my own schedule while learning how things work and networking.
  7. Visit  DaisyRenee} profile page
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    Volunteering at a hospital will definitely help you get your feet wet. I'm currently volunteering at Children's hospital as a child life volunteer, and you learn a lot just from seeing how the floor works.
  8. Visit  halfglassfull} profile page
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    Quote from DaisyRenee
    Volunteering at a hospital will definitely help you get your feet wet. I'm currently volunteering at Children's hospital as a child life volunteer, and you learn a lot just from seeing how the floor works.
    What kind of works do you do at the unit?
  9. Visit  DaisyRenee} profile page
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    I go sit with the children to allow their parents/caretaker breaks, bring them toys/crafts, play with them, or take them to the playroom if their able. I also clean toys and the playroom. While doing all this you interact with the nurses and see how they work. I love it!
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    Quote from DaisyRenee
    I go sit with the children to allow their parents/caretaker breaks, bring them toys/crafts, play with them, or take them to the playroom if their able. I also clean toys and the playroom. While doing all this you interact with the nurses and see how they work. I love it!
    It sounds like Pediatric! Even though it is only a part of it, it sounds very interesting!
  11. Visit  DaisyRenee} profile page
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    Yes I love it, especially since my goal is pediatric nurse practitioner
  12. Visit  halfglassfull} profile page
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    Quote from DaisyRenee
    Yes I love it, especially since my goal is pediatric nurse practitioner
    Wish you luck!
  13. Visit  halfglassfull} profile page
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    Quote from DaisyRenee
    Yes I love it, especially since my goal is pediatric nurse practitioner
    I wish you luck!
  14. Visit  DaisyRenee} profile page
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    Thank you , good luck to you too!
  15. Visit  phlebo2rn} profile page
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    I volunteered in the ER, L&D, and in pediatrics. In ER, I mainly stood around and put together binders, packets, and baggies of supplies. I also cleaned some of the rooms, took trash out, and took out the laundry. Not much nursing experience but got to see a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff. In L&D, I worked mainly with the nurses to transport patients from the room to their postpartum room and also did some filing. In pediatrics, I talked with the nurses just because it was so slow, but it was a good experience to learn random stuff about the security system!


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