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Advice for junior in BSN program

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Hello, 

What advice would you have for a junior status BSN student who finished med surg clinical, has free time during the summer and would like to improve for my nursing career? 

For example: 

Any skills to learn? Certificates? 

Any job(s) you would recommend? Networking opportunities? 

Scholarship opportunities? 

Any advice to keep in mind for senior year?

 

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Go to work at a hospital as a Patient Care Tech on a PRN basis and work your hind end off.  Best thing you can do, hands down.

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llg has 43 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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I would recommend searching for a nursing student extern program.   Such a program would give you clinical skills and experience working in a hospital.   But the working conditions in an extern program would probably be better than those of a CNA or tech.   An extern program would be a planned learning experience designed for students such as yourself -- including classes, a preceptor, etc.

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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PCA, unit secretary, student nurse positions are ideal, but any hospital position at a hospital that you want to work at will be helpful when it is time to apply for your first nursing job.

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