I have been reading these boards for a while now but have never posted. For the last year I have been thinking about making a career change and going into nursing. I currently work in the corporate world. I have done my research and have begun taking the pre requisites for nursing school. However, I have found that most hospitals will not let you shadow a nurse for a day in the Chicago area. I have called several and have been told that due to privacy issues for patients they do not allow it. I was wondering if any nurses that work in Chicago hospitals know if their hospitals would allow it? Also, would like to know if any nurses attended Rush Universities nursing program and their thoughs on the school and hospital working enviroment?