I just got a volunteer position with Good Samaritan Medical Center in W Palm Beach, FL. I have a year left to finish my pre-reqs and was hoping to gain hospital experience and learn more about the nursing field by volunteering but they assigned me to Out Patient Registration and I am not too happy about it. I never worked at a hospital but from what I was told I will not have much contact with nurses in this position.
I want to make the most out of my time there and work in a position where I will have a chance to observe nurses and see sick patients being treated. I selected emergency room area as my preferred department to work in but I did not get it. In fact none of the volunteers that started with me got what they wanted so that made me shy to ask to be changed into another position...I don't want to sound like I am there more for my own benefit than to give my time to the hospital.
Please advise me on what you think I should do.