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what summer jobs would be good for a future nurse?

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Simeon’s Answer

This one wouldn't pay money, but volunteering at a hospital is a great way to get to know the patient's perspective better. For some reason, working at a summer camp comes to mind because of how chaotic it is and you have to be flexible for the entire work day. Plus, if you get CPR certification for lifeguarding, that will be a good certification to have right off the bat. Alternatively, it might be possible to work as a part time secretary at a health clinic.
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Barry Eugene’s Answer

Although it does not pay, volunteer opportunities are an excellent way to gain some experience with working with people. However, please be aware that there may be some challenges with some institutions that may have strict guidelines related to the current pandemic. Consider spending time in areas that will allow you to interact with people. As long as you are working with people it should be a good idea how it will be like working with and serving the public. I would highly recommend that you try to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA). This role will provide valuable insight into the role of people that you will be working with one day. CNA's are an important part of the healthcare team. Below you will find access to additional information. Best wishes to you.

Barry Eugene recommends the following next steps:

https://www.registerednursing.org/certified-nursing-assistant/
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Molly’s Answer

This is what I wish I would have done- find a hospital you aspire to work for. Many hospitals offer summer Nursing Assistant positions and then when the fall approaches, they decrease your hours so you can be successful with school. This way you pave a way to become employed as a nurse after you pass your state board exam.
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Marie’s Answer

Behind the counter job in a pharmacy to learn all about medications ! I still remember the pharmacy shelfs when I think about a specific pill.
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Michelle’s Answer

Any job that will expose you to people in different age groups (such as seniors) or backgrounds that are different than yours will be beneficial. This can be done through volunteer work if you have more difficulty finding a job during the pandemic. This exposure will be of great value when you assist people with their health in the years to come.

I worked as a nanny in the summer during nursing school, but I volunteered at the hospital during the school year. I would consider looking at your local parks and recreation and senior centers as a start!

Good luck!
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Chloe’s Answer

Obviously volunteering is a great way to expose yourself to a population and setting you to desire to work as a nurse. There are also externships you can apply for that would give you more hands-on experience under the supervision of a nurse and looks great on resumes. Also, becoming a nursing aid/CNA is a fantastic way to gain experience if you are in high school. You work alongside nurses and learn skills such as dressing, bathing, etc. It will look great if you are applying to nursing programs. Good luck!
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