If, so how is that going?
Hello to all! I was curious to know if anyone is/has completed a summer externship and if so, how was it? A few classmates are currently doing this at my place of employment. When this was advertised, it was said to be a learning experience which included some classroom instruction for a few weeks, an observation rotation through areas of special interest, (peds, OB, OR, etc..) and then shadowing an RN for 6 weeks......however, the students have done NOTHING except work as nursing assistants thus far, and only have 2 weeks to go. ( they are required to attend classroom sessions 2x a week and have been doing so)
A few others who applied at another hospital are enjoying it a lot. They have the opportunity to observe/ask questions and use some of the skills they learned in class. They feel like this is going to help them quite a bit especially when we return for Med/surg 2 rotation in the fall.
The students at my employer were all CNA's at a local nursing home. Now they have put off vacations, and their reliable jobs for this.........
How did your rotation through this turn out?? The hospital gets reimbersed 30% of the students work study grant..... and yet they are not learning a thing!!!!
Please tell what your summer extership was like.......