I had the opportunity to work as a nursing student on many of the units at Antelope Valley Hospital. We spent 8 weeks on each of the following units: Med/Surg, Pediatrics, OB, Mental Health, CCU, and PCU. The appearance of the hospital could use a little love but the staff who work inside those doors are absolutely wonderful.
I also got to spend some time in the ED during my summer preceptorship. The nurses in the ED are dedicated and determined. The ED is often overcrowded - meaning that sometimes the waiting rooms are full at the same time there is a line of ambulances out the back entrance, while patients line the halls in gurneys. As a student feeling a bit lost in the chaos, I was led by a few phenomenal ED RN's who did not hold my hand nor leave me hanging off their coattails. I was able to assist in multiple trauma intakes and a code blue. After watching the care and passion present in this department, I would trust these people to care for my family and friends.
I must add, the stuffed portobello mushroom in the cafeteria is pretty delicious too.
Nurses, Stuffed Portobello Mushroom, Good ED experience
Units need to be updated