Hi! I am currently a second semester junior in nursing school. My mom is a nurse in a leadership/management position, so I worked at her hospital as a unit secretary on the 7-3 shift this past summer since I didn’t have the required clinicals (med surg) to be a student nurse; I still learned a lot but I am looking forward to working as a student this summer. The commute, however, is an hour (which I don’t mind since my mom takes me when she works 7-3 Monday through Friday). The student nurse position requires that I work some week-day evenings & some weekend evenings, so that means that I will have to drive by myself. I am going to apply to other hospitals that are closer in distance than my mom’s work, but it is not guaranteed that I will get the job (I already know that I will get the position as a student at my mom’s work). I really enjoyed working there, I’m familiar with navigating throughout the hospital, and I met so many friends/great people. I would love to work there again as a student, but my mom warned me that I can’t complain about driving home so late on days/weekends that I work evenings. One of the nurses (in her late 50s) that I became friends with
I became friends with one of the nurses (she’s in her late 50s) & got to shadow her for the day; I look up to her because she is an amazing nurse & we both share a common interest. She offered/invited that on some days when I am exhausted that she doesn’t mind me staying at her house that is 5 minutes down the road for the night so that I don’t have to drive all the way home at 11:10 at night. My mom knows her, as she works in one of her departments; like I said, I became friends with her & we are super similar, despite the age difference. Obviously I wouldn’t stay there on a weekly basis, but if I am exhausted and don’t feel like driving home that night would it be weird if I stayed at her house ? She offered & she is very nice.