Quote from mstancil
I am starting at Wake Med soon too.. I am also a student. Maybe we will run into each other!! My advice is to go to orientation as soon as you can. I don't think there is a person limit for those. I took me almost 2 months after that to get the interview (which I just had). I just need to call her back, and I think I am in. It is because of the economy. I was told their applicants tripled! I am thinking about working in their patient relations area. The volunteer manager said that a lot of pre med, and pre nurses work their to get some patient experience.
Hi, I spent the summer tending to sick relatives - it's been the summer of operations - my niece, my daughter, my sister and my nephew. My daughter had a bunionectomy; the surgery went well but the healing has taken much longer. She got a hematoma and the wound got bigger. She just started negative wound pressure therapy. I really hope it works and that she heals. She's only 16 so there was no reason for her not to heal well and quickly. I'm starting to get concerned about this but will give it until the rest of the week. I really don't know where to head next - a plastic surgeon?
Anyway, between surgery recovery, work and having to take Developmental Psych this semester, I haven't looked into the volunteering. Once my daughter is healed, off the crutches and able to walk, I'll look into it. Did you get the information off their website? How long is the process? Where are you placed? How many hours do you need to commit to? Can you choose your area? I'm becoming interested in CRNA and would like to learn more about it.
Where are you getting your RN? Are you also starting in August 2010? OK, I'll stop with the questions, I'm making myself dizzy :spin:
Best of luck as you start your volunteering.
Maybe I'll see you around.