I'm currently in second semester. Since last August I have been working as a tech/sn at a local hospital on the pediatric/med surg floor. At first I was terrified (never worked in a hospital before) but I worked hard, learned as quick as I could, got called in for extra hours and was always on time. Now my RN coworkers are yanking me in pt rooms so I won't miss the doctor removing a chest tube, getting a front row spot to watch an emergency stitch up a post surgery patient who tore open, assisting with IV insertion on the kids, and even a pediatrician who explains chest x-rays and MRIs and occasionally takes me on a round or two.
My co-workers are lovely. They have benefitted me so much with their patience, teaching, and generally just looking out for my butt. Sometimes working there is just like clinical, only I'm getting paid!!
To all my nurses on 5 N