Odd Question

  1. Does anyone know of internships or externships that one pay for or for that matter a program where you can gain experience that you pay for instead of being paid. I know this sounds a bit crazy, but I live in Colorado and it seems that there just are not a lot of jobs out there for the unseasoned nurse.

    Any comments would be appreciated.


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  3. by   AmyLiz
    You could try volunteering maybe, or if you can get into a PCT type position...anything to give you experience with patients. Externships are usually during the summer, at least they are around here. Check out hospitals in your area...a lot of times they have information on their websites.

    I'm not sure how far along you are in your schooling, but when I was just starting out, I got a job as a dialysis technician (they trained me), which really has given me a lot of patient care experience & as an added bonus, has been paying for my tuition to nursing school.
  4. by   mom2cka
    I have a friend who moved to Colorado (Ft Collins) only to find a job in Cheyenne... so she drives If that's an option for you, might be worth it...