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Jefferson Health

Nurse Extern

January 2021 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I really love working as an extern at Jefferson Methodist! I definitely feel like I have gotten a lot of hands-on experience and it's clear that the nurse manager on my unit really values externs. I get a lot of one-on-one time with the nurse learning about her typical day, and they're great about pulling you in to do procedures if they can.

What I wish was different

Advice

To get the most out of this experience, you really have to be willing to work hard and listen to the nurses. I think one of the things that has allowed me to thrive in this position is being easy-going and following the flow of my preceptor's day. Every nurse works a bit differently, and while they try to keep you under the same one or two preceptors, I think that you really learn the most from following the nurse and mimicking what they do. Eventually, as you get to know the staff, you can start doing things on your own with the confidence that you already watched the nurse complete those tasks before.
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Healthcare access

April 2017 • Washington Township, NJ

What I liked

Working in emergency environment

What I wish was different

The shift

Advice

Self care
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Front Desk Receptionist

May - September 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Interacting with patients and doctors

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

Work hard & people will always be on your side.
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