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  1. taylormade26

    Phoenix Children's Hospital PCT Orientation question

    I'm in the same situation... did you ever find out the answer?
  2. taylormade26

    Feeling stupid... feel free to give opinions!

    Thank you guys so much for your insight and opinions! I have had a couple more shifts and I am definitely feeling more confident with the basics. I guess my anxiety is normal for any newbie, and I'm just glad to have the opportunity and didn't want to screw it up. Thanks again y'all!!
  3. Background: I'm a BSN student starting my final year (blocks 3 and 4) in August. I will graduate May 2019. I absolutely love nursing and I was given a super great opportunity to be an extern in the ED of a very well known teaching hospital. I work 3 12s for 8 weeks with a dedicated preceptor. I have absolutely no medical experience prior to school. I started my externship last week and I am completely overwhelmed. I know that the ED is overwhelming in general but I feel discouraged for some reason? The nurses and techs are nice and helpful but I have a feeling they think I'm an idiot. They are shocked when I told them I hadn't done an IV or EKG or indwelling cath on a real person yet. Whenever a stroke code or ambulance comes in, they all jump in to help and I stand there feeling like an idiot. I've only had 2 shifts so far so I'm barely oriented to the unit (where certain supplies are, policies, procedures, names etc) but my preceptor has told me repeatedly "you need to be more assertive. You definitely want to me a good impression here" which made me even MORE nervous! Hah, I'm rambling now but does anyone have any advice/ opinions on how to do this without overstepping? FYI as externs we are not allowed to pass, hang or push meds in any form but we can do all tech work, assess, document, start IVs, draw blood etc. In my first 2 days, my preceptor has had me start 10+ IVs, caths, EKGs etc already. thanks a million!
  4. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    It's 8 weeks. You do get to state your preferences but the recruiter this year told me only one of the 34 spots was in the ED so it's very competitive.
  5. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    Have any of you received the background check/drug screen info? Or anything really?
  6. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    No, they don't make rejection calls. She said she would make offers then I believe the rest get emails. :)
  7. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    They called at 10:10 this morning. I got the ED :) good luck ladies!!
  8. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    I got an offer too guys!!!!!!!
  9. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    Nothing here either I'm feeling a little discouraged but still hoping!
  10. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    Well, I guess were not hearing back today.
  11. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    I haven't heard either. Does someone want to take one for the team and call HR to ask when we should hear?
  12. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    Maybe someone could call HR? I had called the person who scheduled our interviews like 10 days ago and she said we would know within 2 weeks of the interview. Its coming up on 3 weeks since mine. I don't want to annoy her and call again but?
  13. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    I know... I'm starting to get really anxious! My hopes are officially up lol
  14. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    I was really hoping to hear back today... were about 60 days out and theres a lot to do (in addition to us all being in school still) so hopefully it is today! Keep us updated ladies :)
  15. taylormade26

    Mayo Clinic Student Extern 2018 in Phoenix

    I mean, logically, we all did have interviews so that probably doesn't mean anything. But it makes me feel better to know there is progress happening, haha. Good luck girls!! Hope we hear back soon.
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