Does anyone have advice for me about getting an externship? It's easy to find hospital externships where I live - they post them on the internet. But I am interested in looking for an externship somewhere besides a hospital. I know that when I get out of school I can go to work in a hospital, at this point I don't want to, so I want to use the next few semesters looking at other options in nursing. BUT I don't know how to go about securing an externship? Please help!
Oct 24, '06
Networking with members in your community is the best option. Ask around the nursing faculty at your school--do they know of any interesting non-hospital settings for you to work in? Or, do you know a doctor's office or surgical center that would interest you? The best way is to ask around!
Hope this helps!
Oct 25, '06
Well, just by answering my post you have helped me to feel more confident about looking! But how would you suggest I approach an office. I'm very interested in dermatology, however those offices (like most) are extremely busy. How do I get my foot in the door? Maybe I am just asking for any similar experiences out there.