I am a nursing student in Memphis finishing my first semester, and many students (myself included) are in the process of applying to nurse extern positions now. I was just wondering if other student extern's (current or former) would be willing to share their experiences. There seems to be a lack of information regarding the programs available in Memphis hospitals, and it seems our fellow older students are either tight-lipped or too busy to answer questions! [Not to mention the professors tend to have their opinions of each hospital already set in stone...:uhoh21:] Any information would be appreciated, and I'll be sure to pass your opinions on to my peers.
1) Where did you extern?
2) What type of unit(s) were you on? Were you able to work in many different units of the hospital?
3) How would you rate your experiences there? (Actual work, extern program management, nurses you worked with, ratios, duties, etc).
4) Do you feel you gained valuable experience doing an externship?
5) How did your pay compare?
Anything else you might want to add would be great!!