I would suggest working at a home health company as companion or home health aide (they usually provide training) or as a certified nursing assistant (CNA -requires license). Flexible hours and assignments can help you gain the experience both in the home or at a facility as well as knowledge and experience of direct patient interaction. Volunteering at a skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility is also a great way to learn about healthcare, nursing, care of others, and interaction of multi disciplinary team members. Example : Nurses when they interact and provide care, Nursing Assistant providing care, Social Workers when they communicate with patients and their families, Activity Coordinators to see their positive impact in one's health, Dietary Staff in how important their role is, and of course, seeing the families that come in to visit their loved ones. These are are valuable opportunities that just observing, can provide an "Ah Ha" moment. This will be great to see on a resume. Also, you could contact local hospital/medical center for volunteer opportunities.