I was just wondering how many nursing students have taken the opportunity to work as a nurse apprentice. In Nevada you can start working after you have completed your first semester. Is it the same everywhere else?
I worked on a med-surg floor since December and now I just got a new job working on the pediatric emergency room. Saturday was my first day and I absolutely loved it. I loved the pace and the excitement. By the end of the shift, I was doing my own I.V.s and caths without supervision and I even did an I.V. on an 18 month old (with pudgy hands to boot!).
I am so grateful I have this experience because from what I've felt and what I've been told, this will make me a better nurse in the long run and appreciate those hard working CNAs and Nurse Apprentices when they work under me someday. Also, having these jobs on my resume won't hurt either!
Let me know if you had good experiences with being a NAP or not!